I know this sounds like your stereotypical LHP vs RHP - who’s right?! type of topic, but hear me out.
Often times I entertain the possibility of an existence of a demiurge-like figure or a force that wants to keep us trapped here, not necessarily a creator of this world (hence I’m using the “demiurge-like” term instead of demiurge).
What if those who wish to unite with “the divine” actually end up feeding this force or entity? I mean if you look at those “enlightened god-men,” mystics, gurus, whatever, you’ll notice an interesting pattern: they’re all quite passive. They’re really calm, almost lifeless-like. Others see it as “loss of ego” or “enlightened” but to me I see it was devoid of life, devoid of that fiery passion to actually DO something.
Indeed, these people are usually isolated from society, meditate almost all day, and lead rather simple, passive lives. They do not try to change the world. They just rot away.
Instead of actually achieving “enlightenment,” what if these people are simply getting their lives sucked away as they are blinded by “the false light?”
What if they in the end get devoured by this demiurge-like figure or force they perceive as divine?