What you call “enlightenment” means a conscious self-annihilation.
Sadhguru: In India, enlightened beings have been referred to as Dwijas. Dwija means twice-born. Once, you were born out of your mother’s womb; it happened unconsciously. You did not make it happen – nature did it for you. When you were born, you came with a certain innocence and blissfulness. A child is innocent and blissful by himself. But since this blissfulness did not happen consciously, anybody can corrupt it in no time. In no time they will take it away… For some of you, it was taken away by the time you were 12 or 13 years of age. For many it was already taken away when they were 5 or 6. Children are becoming tense at 5 or 6 today because their innocence gets corrupted in no time, depending upon the volume of influence that people around have on them.
Enlightenment an Inside Story
“If you are not aware of this, for over 90% of the people, the moment of Enlightenment and the moment of leaving the body are same. Only those people who know the tricks of the body, who know the mechanics of the body, who understand the nuts and bolts of the body, can hold on to it.”