• “Beware the man who thinks he understands”


  • “There is nothing to be attained here except to get rid of all that you have already attained.”

  • “The intelligent man realizes that all his words, beliefs, his entire world is a lie. Only idiots keep a pious, bigoted belief in their truth.”
  • “ You are born so that you may be Born.”


  • “ Where there is self-consciousness, there is world consciousness. There is no ‘being’ in it.”


  • “ To know the false as false, is the movement into the Truth.”


  • “ When excitement goes away, boredom too goes away. Go beyond both excitement and boredom.”


  • “Only a Buddha can go beyond nature because he is neither with nor against nature. By going beyond, he is firmly seated in nature.”


  • “ There is no realized ‘Man’. Because when one realizes, the man is no longer there. One who knows ‘Brahm’ becomes ‘Brahm’. He doesn’t remain a ‘man’ anymore. That is why the goal to attain realization is an impossible goal because the one who makes the goal, dies.”



  • “In realization, you stand separate from the entire happening.”


  • “When you see it, you become free from it. Seeing is the realization of freedom.”


  • “The body-identified person respects the doer. The mind-identified person respects the thinker. The unidentified person respects realization.”


  • “Success is to realize that failure is the inevitable finality of our ways”


  • “Realization is enough. No prescription is required.”


  • “Self-realization is the real solution.”


  • “Realization does not solve problems; it leaves them behind.”


  • “You are fond of saying that the ego drops only when it reaches its climax and becomes ripe. But this game of climaxing is just a trick of the ego to sustain itself. One never reaches the climax of the ego; one is already and always at the climax of ego. The ego will not ripe in the future, the ego is already fully ripe. To realize that twenty-four hours and seven days, one is hundred percent ego – is to reach the climax of ego. The climax and the dissolution both are together in the depth of realisation.”


  • “The mind looks only at what it is getting. It doesn’t look at the complete picture. It doesn’t see what it is losing in order to get. Realize the price you’re paying to get paid while remaining in bondage. Then you will be ready to pay any price for freedom.”


  • “Implementation is the fruit of realization.”


  • “Your wishes are not granted so that you may be granted your destiny.
    Your destiny is realization; your destiny is Truth.”


  • “Contentment is feeling of fullness. Contentment is a feeling that I cannot be harmed, that I cannot gain much and I cannot lose much.
    Fundamentally, contentment is: “I am alright”.
  • That subtle constant realization that “I am alright, things are alright”, this is contentment.”


  • “What is maturity?
    Realization; when you come to realize the nature of your existence.”


  • “Realization is extremely powerful.You cannot realize and not act. It is impossible.Action follows realization.”


  • “Realization does not solve problems, it leaves them behind.”


  • “It’s not about getting it here, it’s about living in a perpetual realization that you always have it.”


  • “Guru is the realization that even Maya is Brahm.”


  • “‘I am petty, I am hungry’, all this craving is just an assumption.‘I am beyond assumptions’ is a realization.”


  • Realization becomes anger in absence of action.”


  • “When I am with you, I realise all is not, I am not, and you are not.
    With you, all realisations end.
    Only you show how false you are.”


  • “When you see the foolishness of continuing, you stop.When you see how tired you are from running, you stop.”


  • “When you see the foolishness of continuing, you stop.When you see how tired you are from running, you stop.”


  • “Close your eyes before you can see.”


  • “In ‘looking’ you realize.”


  • “Moving from desire to the source of desire, that is realization.”


  • “Self-realization is an empty cup that is empty even of the cup. You usually have cups that are empty of contents. Self-realization is a cup that is empty even of the cup.”


  • “To observe yourself, is Self-knowledge, to see your tendencies and to know what your tendencies are, is Self- knowledge, and the ‘ability’ to see yourself is Self-realization.”


  • “Self-realization is not objective; Self-realization is not knowledge; Self-realization cannot be wrote down, conceptualized, or summarized or expressed; Self-realization, or Self-understanding is just Silence. It is an absence of everything you thought yourselves to be. Everything that you thought yourselves to be, is bracketed under Self-knowledge. Your name, your gender, your caste, your religion, your profession, your family, your views, your ideologies – all of them come under Self-knowledge.”


  • “The hero rebels totally, he does not choose one bad guy to beat up. He does not rebel against one particular thing or one particular belief or ideology or system. He does not dislike one aspect of the world, because to dislike one aspect you have to like other. His realization is deep. His distancing from the false is complete. He discerns. He knows that there is nothing here that is to be protected or supported.”


  • “The road is the destination. They are one. Meditation is realization; they are one. Meditation is not something that you do to reach somewhere.”


  • “Realization reduces the very feeling of separation, of otherness. When the feeling of otherness reduces, that is called love. So, realization of oneself is simultaneously love towards others. More you realize yourself, the more this feeling that others, are others, reduces.”


  • “The realization that the false has no recourse but to submit to the Truth, is the Guru. The realization that even the false is Truth, is the Guru.”


  • “The whole machine of falseness continues, sustains only as long as you are not interested in looking sharply at it, only as long as you do not have the courage, the guts, to really face your situation squarely. Then you stand up to where you really are, and acknowledge that this is what I am, this is what my situation is, this is how I live. And that acknowledgement is not something, in one moment of time; it’s a constant realization. When you do that, it all stops. And the Stopping is what is necessary.”


  • “Realizing the One, remembering the One simply means that you remain the One.”


  • “Conclusions can be very easily expressed, realizations cannot be.”


  • “All realization is just clarity, emptiness. So all realizations are one. In fact realization can never be expressed as plural. Just as all empty spaces are one, similarly all realizations are one. Just as all zeroes are one, similarly all realizations are one.”


  • “The ordinary jokes become stale after the first use. Whenever you hear a joke for the second time, it has lost its value. The great thing about the joke that realization is that you hear it again and again, and you very well know what it is, and yet is equally appealing. In fact its appeal keeps increasing with every subsequent encounter. That’s the thing with everything real. It cannot diminish.”


  • “Conclusions can be very easily expressed, realizations cannot be.”


  • “Realization counts; not experience. Experience only give you age.”


  • “The realization that death is continuously happening is called total Death.”


  • “If realization is personal, then it is no realization at all. The person still remains. The divided individual still remains.”


  • “Realization is the dissolution of the ego. Realization means that now you and the world are no longer separate.

If you and the world are no longer separate, then how is salvation possible for you when the world is still in bondage?

Is that not obvious?”


  • “To realize is to see that you and the world are one, and the dividing line is called ego.

The line that separates you from the world itself is the ego.”


  • “Spirituality begins with the realization that You are beyond all sins. You can never be a sinner – that is the beginning of spirituality.”


  • “There is nothing called realization in the sense of completion.”


  • “There is nothing called realization in the sense of accomplished realization. Realization is an ongoing process. Realization never happens completely; it never comes to an end. You must keep realizing. Keep realizing.”


  • “Knowledge is digestible to the Ego, Realization is not. Because ‘knowledge’ is incomplete knowing and ‘realization’ is total knowing.”


These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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