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.

What is a silent mind? || Acharya Prashant, on Raman Maharshi (2017)

A Silent mind is the one, that is not under any internal pressure, any internal compulsion to react to what comes to it.

Stuff keeps coming to it, the mind watches the stuff that comes to it.

The mind does not feel a necessity to react, or engage, or be attached, or be identified, or do anything with miscellaneous stuff that comes to it.

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