The Enlightened Leadership is for the Now. It is not of the Then. It is in the moment. It is part of the present. It is here and now. It is not there and then. If zero is for the past, then infinity is for the future. And the truth or reality is in the present. It is in the moment. It is now. If the past is responsible for the present, then with the same analogy the present will also be responsible for the future. And when the future arrives, it truly arrives as the present. We can just refer to the past as a reference, and bring all our actions to the present, and make the future as a by-product of the present. Enlightened Leadership has to work in the Now to be more effective and sustainable.
In the ancient knowledge of the East there were two terms - Shunya and Ananta. And these were not objective. They were subjective. And mathematics was not yet born. These two concepts were like the present concepts of mathematics, that is, zero and infinity. In mathematics, the credit for creating zero number (smallest positive number possible) goes to the East. Aryabhatta 2 struggled very hard to bring this number and notation in mathematics. Though we had this concept called Ananta, we were not able to introduce a mathematical notation or number for a big number. And the credit for this goes to the West. It was John Wallis who first used the notation for infinity. This is how the world of mathematics has come within these two concepts zero and infinity. In mathematics zero stands for the smallest positive number and infinity stands for the largest positive number. And in between these two lies the world of mathematics and numbers. The initial terms that we used in the scriptures - Shunya and Ananta, did not mean zero and infinity in mathematical terms. They simply meant something so small that we can not even think of and something so big that we can not even think of. They were part of the timeless dimension. They were part of the no-mind state. They were part of the transcendental. And they both meant the same thing. And Enlightenment could be possible in both the ways. The concept of Shunya was for the people who were introvert by nature. And the concept of Ananta was for the people who were extrovert by nature. The introvert expresses the truth in an absolute way of the “No”. And an extrovert expresses the truth in an absolute way of the “Yes”. And let me tell you that they both are right in their own way and the only thing is that their expressions are different. Let us take an example. Buddha expresses the ultimate truth in the way of an absolute non-existence. His emphasis is on the “No”. And Krishna expresses the ultimate truth in the way of an absolute existence. And his emphasis is on the “Yes”. In their expressions there is an experience of unification and oneness. There is no duality. There is absolute singularity. And all their expressions are that of Ekam, Advitium. All components of the existence are part of the Supreme Consciousness. They all have emerged from it, and they all eventually merge and become one with it. And Enlightened Consciousness is an experience of this oneness.