• “ Plans of future come from the fears of the past.”
  • “The split-mind thinks that it can be loving and ambitious at the same time. Can a calculative, insecure, ambitious, planning mind know love?”


  • “The mind thinks about thoughtlessness, desires desirelessness and hopes to live in the present moment. It even plans a free-flowing life.”


  • “The non-thinker thinks the best. The non-planner plans the best. The non-actor acts the best. The non-being is the best.”


  • “To plan for future, one must believe that the world is an evil place.”


  • “What is absent-mindedness?Alertness is deep surrender. And absent-mindedness is deep ego. The absent-minded one is busy elsewhere, thinking, analysing, planning…., and missing the Present. The mind always wants to be occupied ‘somewhere else’. It thinks it knows where to go, and this is pure arrogance and haughtiness. Being absent-minded is the punishment you get for not surrendering, for thinking that your affairs of the elsewhere are too important, that there is something more significant than the Present.”


  • “Planning is wonderful but only when you have surrendered to That which is beyond planning.”


  • “Death makes a mockery of all my attachments, emotions, planning. Death humiliates the ego, the ego wants to avoid looking at it.”
  • “The Real, the most important, is not the product of planning, it just comes.
    Can magic be planned?”
  • “Planning for action only requires intellect, actually acting requires Faith.”
  • “Can I do something more to reassure you that you are wonderful, beautiful and so very nice, without thinking, without planning, without speaking, without smiling, without achieving, without running, without reaching, without even wondering? Just with nothing. With absolutely nothing, you are still so nice!”
  • “When you work without a target, then the intensity is just right.”
  • “If you have any plans, simply discard.
    Having discarded all plans, you are left with no plans.
    Now precisely carry out the no plans.”


  • “If you plan for tomorrow, don’t you see that you will have to drag yourself on till tomorrow?”


  • “If your planning is not in sync with the destiny, then your plans will only give you more suffering.”


These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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