No descriptions or sequences really apply to the Truth || Acharya Prashant, on Raman Maharshi (2019)

The True lover of Truth has to be an unrelenting skeptic.

He has to be uncompromisingly ruthless.

What is it that he must be skeptical of?

Everything, everything that comes from him.

That’s the one trait that characterizes the true seeker – a total absence of confidence.

He keeps asking, probing, and never concludes.

He never stops at something.

He never ends.

If guilt troubles you || Acharya Prashant (2019)

That’s what guilt does – it perpetuates the mistake, instead of correcting it.

It appears as if guilt is ashamed of the mistake, but if you look carefully, you will find that guilt often defends and perpetuates the mistake.

So it’s alright to feel guilty, but do check whether your guilt is a truly transformative force.

If it is not transforming you, then it’s self-deception.

How does the wise one perceive the world? || Acharya Prashant on Ashthavakra Gita (2018)

The foolish one is always under attack in his own perception.

The wise one is fully secure, he is not being attacked.

The wise man, therefore, has not really cut at the root of this world.

He has, firstly, cut at his own insecurity.

When you have cut down your insecurity, then you are no more a slave of the world.

You are no more standing in front of the world with the hope of fulfillment.

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