Acharya Prashant: In matters of Love and all these things, you want the other person to be ‘nice.’
We are such idiots, we want the other person to be ‘nice.’ And if the other person is not nice, we feel, there is no Love.
We have no capacity to see where the whole thing is coming from. We do not see anything. We do not understand anything. And by anything, I mean absolutely anything. Black is white and white is black.
We are ready to give up our Life probably somebody comes and says two sweets words to us. Oh! he is my friend. Why? Because he talks sweetly and we do not realize that the sweet talk maybe so poisonous because we see only the actions, because we see only the actions, the words. He comes and hugs me and then he says, ‘baba how are you? Nice!’
And because I am already living at the surface, I am alright with that. I do not want to offend him. And he asks something, I will give.
But there is another one who admonishes, who chastises, who calls a spade, a spade, who is terribly real. And I’ll say, this fellow is my enemy because he tells me that I am an idiot. You have cancer. The doctor is telling you, you have cancer. Is he your friend or enemy?