Veganism is the strongest name for compassion || Acharya Prashant (2018)

Those who are violent towards other living forms are fundamentally violent towards themselves.

Do not turn vegetarian or vegan for reasons of mercy or pity, turn a vegan in your own self-interest.

You’re not killing the other, you’re killing yourself.

Don’t act as if you are doing a favor to the other by being nice.

If you are decent to the other, then it is yourself you are helping.

Why is there so much violence in Prakriti? || Acharya Prashant (2019)

In prakriti, there is neither morality nor immorality, there is neither Compassion nor cruelty, there is neither violence nor non-violence.

‘Prakriti’ is just prakriti.

You can call it ‘a giant machine’.

In that machine it just happens that the lion must kill the deer.

Is that good? No.

Is that bad? No.

It is just as it is, because prakriti has no need to be liberated.

Pleasures of consciousness vs pleasures of the body || Acharya Prashant, on Shri Nisargadatta (2019)

The pleasures of consciousness are not the pleasures of body.

The body has it’s pleasures, and consciousness has a totally different dimension of pleasure.

That which pleases the body, is not that which pleases consciousness.

But the two become one, because our consciousness is body-consciousness.

The pleasures of the body inflate the body, reinforce the body.

And the pleasures of consciousness dissolve the consciousness.

Such a  great difference.

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