Question 1: What is the difference between a Boss and a Leader?
Question 2: What is the difference between a Politician and a Leader?
Answer 2: An irresponsible leader is called a Politician. And a responsible politician is called a Leader.
Question 3: Who is an Enlightened Leader?
Answer 3: Simply speaking a leader who is enlightened is an Enlightened Leader.
Question 4: What is Enlightened Leadership?
Answer 4: A leadership that succeeds with enlightenment is Enlightened Leadership. This is the most shortest answer. Please read What is Enlightened Leadership? for a better understanding.
Question 5: What is Enlightenment?
Answer 5: Lighting-up the darkness of our unconsciousness is Enlightenment. This is the shortest answer possible. Please read Enlightenment is the flowering of our Consciousness for a better understanding of what is enlightenment?
Question 6: Is Enlightenment easy?
Answer 6: Enlightenment is the most easiest and natural thing to happen. If you think it is easy, it is easy. If you think it is difficult, it is difficult. It is what you think and how you think. It is what you are and how you are. It is as easy as your breathing. It is as easy as ABC. Only our wrong attitude has made it a difficult thing.
Question 7: What is the difference between a Leader and an Enlightened Leader?
Answer 7: Very simple. The answer is in the question itself. The difference is that of Enlightenment.
Question 8: Who follows Enlightened Leadership?
Answer 8: One who is genuinely seeking enlightenment follows Enlightened Leadership. Take the example of a car. The forward gear takes the car in the forward direction. The reverse gear takes the car in the reverse direction. The neutral gear keeps the car in the state of rest and relaxation. In this state the driver of the car may sip a cup of coffee or may take a small nap to be fresh and alive for the onward journey. Even the car itself may require some rest and relaxation. The car is one but the states are three. In a similar way the driver of the car is one but his states are three: Tamas, Rajas and Satva. The Tamas quality is like the reverse gear. The Rajas quality is like the forward gear. And the Satva quality is like the neutral gear. It is a balance of both. A perfect balance is a key to happiness. All these three states are needed and have their own use and importance. An Enlightened Leader is one who has experienced and known the pros and cons of all these three states. Enlightenment precedes Leadership, and Leadership follows Enlightenment.
Question 9: For whom is Enlightened Leadership?
Answer 9: It is for anybody, anywhere and anytime. It is everybody’s birthright and nobody’s copyright.
Question 10: Is Enlightened Leadership a Product?
Answer 10: It is three things woven in one. It is a Product, a Platform, and a Protocol. It can also be transformed into a Community. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
Question 11: What do the Enlightened Leaders do?
Answer 11: Enlightened Leaders don't do extraordinary things. They do ordinary things extraordinarily. To them every action is a devotion. To them every action is an immense joy and celebration. To them work is a worship. To them a work-place is a worship-place. To them Karma is Dharma. All doing is divine to them. To them the Karmakshetra becomes the Dharmakshetra.
A Zen student asks a Zen Master, “What were you doing before your enlightenment?”. The Zen Master answers, “I was eating food when I was feeling hungry, I was drinking water when I was feeling thirsty, and I was sleeping when I was feeling sleepy”. The Zen student inquires again, “And what do you do after your enlightenment?” The Zen Master replied, “I exactly do the same thing even after my enlightenment, that is, I eat food when I feel hungry, I drink water when I feel thirsty, and I sleep when I feel sleepy”. The Zen student was surprised to hear all this. He again asks the Zen Master with more curiosity, “But then, what is the difference between before enlightenment and after enlightenment?”. To this the Zen Master answered smilingly, “I was doing it unconsciously before the enlightenment and I do it now consciously after the enlightenment. The whole difference is that of the degree of awareness and consciousness”.
Question 12: Is Enlightened Leadership really possible?
Answer 12: It is not impossible. It may be difficult but one can try. If you think you can, you can. It is just organic and natural. A flower is not possible without a seed. A fragrance is not possible without flowering. A teacher is not possible without becoming a student. A Master is not possible without becoming a Disciple. A Guru is not possible without becoming a Shishya. A Leader is not possible without becoming a Follower. The same is also true of Enlightened Leadership.
Question 13: What is the vision of Enlightened Leadership?
Question 13: What is the vision of Enlightened Leadership?
Answer 13: The ultimate vision of Enlightened Leadership is to see the invisible. This is called ‘Divya Drishti’ or Divine Vision. Ultimately there is neither a Leader nor a Follower. There is neither a Guru nor a Shishya. It is really a big Paradox. It is like a ‘Peekaboo’ game. Small invisible atoms together evolve into an infinite cosmos and the same infinite cosmos is also embedded within the same invisible atoms. Each single atom is a potential cosmos. Small drops of water evolve into an ocean and the same ocean is also embedded within each drop of the ocean. Each drop is a potential ocean. A small seed evolves into a beautiful flower and the same beautiful flower holds many potential seeds. Each seed is a potential flower. Leadership and Follower-ship is really a great mystery and a miracle. Nothing really succeeds like Enlightened Leadership. The ultimate vision of Enlightened Leadership is to share this mystery and miracle.
Question 14: What is the best example of Leadership and Follower-ship?
Answer 14: The best example of leadership and follower-ship is that of the Sun and the Sunflower. This is how one needs to choose leadership.
Question 15: What is the ultimate goal of Enlightened Leadership?
Answer 15: The ultimate goal of Enlightened Leadership is to, “LEARN TO LEAD AND LEAD TO LEARN BETTER”.