What does it mean to be spiritual? || Acharya Prashant (2018)

To personally meet or connect with Acharya Prashant: click here.

Question: Acharya Ji, what does it mean to be spiritual?

Acharya Prashant Ji: It merely means that you are not being stupid. Is it necessary that you must be at least be sometimes stupid? Is there such great attraction in stupidity?

If water and poison are kept in front of you, ten cups of water and ten cups of poison, and you have have to make ten choices, what does ‘Spirituality’ mean? Ten out of ten times I will pick water.

It is as simple as that.

Now, do you want to say, “Sometimes you know, for a change, we must pick poison. There is nothing absolute. And Spirituality is just an incremental improvement upon worldliness”? No.

Spirituality means – make the right decision, every time.

Even if you pick poison once, it’s curtains for you. It’s like batting. How many times can you get out? Just once. Now would you say, “Must we never get bold out. You know, five out of six balls I will play rightly, but one ball per over, I want to see my stumps uprooted”?

You won’t get another over to face, my child. You have to play six out of six times rightly, and even then, you can get beaten. Even when you are trying to be at your best, even when you play six balls rightly, still it is possible that you nick one to the wicket-keeper.

Even the batsman who has the intention to play all six rightly, can get out. And what will happen to the one, who has decided that one ball per over he will play a loose shot? What will happen to the batsman who has already made up his mind that, one ball per over he will play a lose shot? How long will he last?

Why must you ever pick the poison?

Make the right choice, every time.

Watch the session video: What does it mean to be spiritual? || Acharya Prashant (2018) The transcription has been edited for clarity.

Each one of us deserves the Truth. So, we made a conscious choice: to keep our work open for all, regardless of whether they can afford to donate.

A tremendous body of our work – around 10,000 videos, 3000 articles, and more – has been made freely available to all on the internet. Just one piece of statistic to put in perspective the magnitude of our charitable work: Around a million minutes of video content is consumed daily by our viewers on YouTube alone, absolutely for free.

This would not be possible without financial contributions from our audiences, who support our work from around the world.

We have upheld our independence in the face of the disintegration of genuine spirituality – with more and more contemporary spiritual content being just disguised commercialism, consumptionism, and egoism. We refuse to belong to any lineage or tradition, we refuse to identify with any ideology or community, nor do we pander to base sentiments to gain followership or financial assistance. This enables us to freely say the truth without inhibition.

Your financial support has meant we can continue to keep bringing you the truth and the undiluted essence of the scriptures. You have supported our independence, and we are grateful.

We need your support so we can keep bringing the truth to you. Any amount contributed by you towards our noble cause is valuable.

We need your support so we can keep bringing the truth to you. Support us from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute.

Donate via PayPal:

(In multiples of $5)


Or, you can donate an amount of your choice directly at our website.

To know more about Acharya Prashant and his work, click here.

To connect to  PrashantAdvait Foundation, call at +91-9650585100, or mail to requests@advait.org.in

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s