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Learn More About Dr. Pillai’s Guru Purnima: Prosperity Through Enlightenment Retreat

I have decided to continue to teach.

The one thing that I have been thinking about is to give people the true teachings of the Vedas in scientific terms, so that there is a proper revival of the Vedas and how valuable the Vedas are.

The topic that I am going to teach, the main theme, is going to be: “Prosperity Through Enlightenment.”



It’s going to be a weeklong program explaining the meaning and practice of enlightenment, which unfortunately came to be associated with asceticism — recluse life, renunciation, and saffronism.

Not that I don’t approve of it. Who am I to approve or disapprove of it. I revere these concepts. But for purposes of day-to-day living, enlightenment has to be defined differently, in keeping with the understanding of the Vedas.

What is enlightenment?

Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya

Asatoma Satgamaya


Jyotir Gamaya

Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya

This is Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, and it was supposed to be chanted during the Soma Sacrifice. The Vedic Rishis were into life extension.



That’s why this — Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya — it has a lot of implications, but that’s not the topic that I am going to talk about. I will talk about: “Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya.”

Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya

Tamas is translated in English as ignorance. I have my own definition of ignorance.

You know, those of you who are following me know, the ignorance is that which has been ignored. There is no totality of knowledge.

Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya

Again, Jyotir is a fantastic term. You know, I want to talk about it because of what it’s going to do on Guru Purnima. It will reveal the significance of enlightenment, which is Jyoti. And this Jyoti is not even the sunlight. It is beyond that. It is the inner light.

Arul Perum Jyoti

Acquiring this inner light, Swami Ramalingam would say it is Arul Perum Jyoti. He would define Arul as our inner nature and our inner intelligence, which has the ability to do everything.

Omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence are all our own inheritance from God. So how Jyoti can reveal that incredible life? Not only reveal, but make one live that unlimited life?

Swami Ramalingam would declare:

Ellam Seyal Koodum

Yen Ani Ambalatte

Yellam Valaan Taneye Yettu

It means everything can be translated into action.

Seyal Koodum

It’s not just lip service. It’s the ability to see everything in three-dimensional reality. That’s reality. That’s not just Maya. It is Maya, too.



Vishnu is Maya, but he was also the one who created this three-dimensional reality as well. It’s a matter of understanding Maya. It’s also a matter of understanding Jyoti.

To put it in simple terms, it is, as the title that I have given for this workshop, the one-week immersion: Prosperity – which is Vishnu who is Maya, which is Lakshmi, which is Maya – through enlightenment. So the enlightenment is not against prosperity or Maya, I just decided.

It’s not my decision. It is the decision of God that I should reveal that to people, to give a proper understanding of spirituality. Spirituality is not a loser’s proposition. it is a winner’s proposition.

This seminar or workshop will give you an alternative to think about, not only to think about, but to experience.

Just mark your calendar for the Guru Purnima event in San Diego. It will also be partially available on the webcast for those of you around the world who want to benefit from this teaching.

God Bless.


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