Saint Ashtavakra, the revered Vedic sage of Hinduism, explained the attributes of ignorant person and liberated or mukt person during the dialogue with King Janaka of Mithila Kingdom.
People are of four kinds viz. wise, seeker, ignorant and idiot. Idiot is one who enjoys bodily actions. Ignorant has spiritual knowledge but no inclination for liberation. Seeker is interested in liberation. Wise person is already attained wisdom of liberation.
Dull or ignorant assumes renunciation of wealth, house, kingdom, home etc. is asceticism. Offerings made in temples, pittance given to beggars or poor etc. are not renunciation. Whereas enlightened person resides in jivatma and drops all worldly desires. He is neither passionate nor renunciant.
Saint Ashtavakra explained the following characteristics of ignorant person and realized person:
Enlightened or Realised or liberated Person: