One is enslaved with her own consent

Because the consequences of a right action cannot be wrong, the very definition of right action is that it cannot have the right consequences. Whatever are the consequences, must be taken as right. Consequences cannot be labeled as right or wrong as per my judgment. The only way to ask, whether a consequence is good or bad, is, “Is this the consequence of a right action?” If it is the consequence of the right action, then it is the right consequence. That doesn’t matter if it hurts you. And, if it is the consequence of the wrong action, then even if the consequence appears to be sweet, it is terribly bitter.

It is not the action or the fruit of the action that matters. What matters is, where is the whole thing coming from. Coming from the right place, it is right, even if it appears to be wrong. And coming from the wrong place, even if it appears to be pleasurable, it is terribly wrong.

Acharyas Prashant
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-Excerpts from a ‘Shabd-Yoga’ session.  Edited for clarity

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When you are sure of yourself, you feel less angry at others

I cannot be bruised or wounded unless I am prepared for it.

Nobody can hurt me without my consent. It is impossible.

It is only when you have something within which is ready to get wounded, then the other can wound you, and the other will wound you even without wanting to wound you.

~Acharya Prashant
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BHAKTI & PURUSHOTTAM YOGA with Acharya Prashant

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Had you had no false teachers, you would require no teacher today

Purely by himself, a teacher or a Kabir is just nobody, a blankness, an absence.

But He is useful when you are occupied with the rubbish of your world.

The rubbish, he clears it away.

And when there is no more of rubbish, He himself is gone.

The utility of the teacher is only because you have ten thousand other teachers — false teachers.

Had you had no false teacher, you require no teacher.

~ Acharya Prashant
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Second course of the series
*A course in realization*

BHAKTI & PURUSHOTTAM YOGA

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How to tell the truth to parents

It is very easy to criticize the existing religions: to criticize Islam or Hinduism, criticizing them is easy, but why don’t you criticize this coolness with equal vigor?

~Acharya Prashant
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On Khalil Gibran: Hidden tendencies have great power; but power of Truth is greater

Your very incompleteness expresses itself in the form of your body that is why the scriptures say that only incompletenesses are born. What is born in the form of a baby is nothing but incompletenesses; they say only desires are born, only desires are born, nothing else. And that is why that which is born is desirous since the first moment, since the first moment it is desirous—that body. And it spends its entire life just trying to fulfill those desires.
The weak and feeble and teary I – ‘aham vritti’ turns out to be so strong that it controls the entire life of the mortal ‘jeeva’. What is ‘aham vritti’? What is it? It’s a crying mass, weeping, weeping all the time — give me a partner, give me a sense of meaning, give me completion, give me wholeness. Such a pitiable thing, this I am is. But don’t consider it weak because this pitiable thing is running the entire world. Your entire life, this entire universe is being run by this pitiable thing.
You look at all the movement that you see in the world. What is that movement for? Anybody who is moving in the streets, anybody who is erecting a new building, anybody who is expanding his business. What actually is he trying to do? He is trying to gain some kind of mental completion, mental fulfillment that weak sense of ‘I am’ is trying to complete the circle. That weakness is this grand world. Never underestimate it.

~ ACHARYA PRASHANT
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