For real action, let the Real act on your behalf || Acharya Prashant (2015)

Let life act on your behalf.
Let a power higher than you act on your behalf.
For that, first of all you must have Faith in that power.
“I can easily, comfortably, leave things to Him and He will take care.
And that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to work.
That means that I don’t have to resist.
When the time is opportune for working, then I won’t resist to working. I will work as hard as I can.”

Live fully, die fully, and then come alive, again, and again… || Acharya Prashant (2013)

A Zen monk has said that, “When I eat, I eat; when I walk, I walk; when sleep, I sleep.”
We live in a different way.
When we walk then we are talking in our heads.
When we are eating then we are planning ‘when am I going to study’.
And there is a great deal of parallel actions going on, obviously which is imaginary.
In reality, actions can never be parallel.
Existence does not allow multi-tasking. It says, “One thing at a time.”

How does one stay calm? || Acharya Prashant (2015)

IIT and IIM should be things that empower you, not degrees or facts that become millstones around your neck. Coming from an IIT one should be more free, not less. Coming from an IIM one should be more fearless, not less. But the opposite happens.

Coming from an IIT you say, “Because I am an IIT-ian, how can I do anything else?” Is it not? If whatever I did does not empower me then what is the point in doing all that? You look at a man who is illiterate, a man who does not have any power, or knowledge, or realization. This man will be under compulsion to do what the society tells him to do. Is that not so?

After gaining all the knowledge, after reading the wisdom literature, after seeing a few things, if I am still bound by the society, then what is the point in taking that education?

Do you know the Heart’s deepest desire?

When you keep rejecting the objects of your desire, and dreams, then slowly the tendency of the object to show themselves, to present themselves, reduces. Now you have come to a point where you know that things, or persons, or ideas, or thoughts, is not what you want. So what happens is, that the chase after things, or persons, or ideas, or reputation, loses its energy.

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