Any concept of God is not God at all. Drop the concept and surrender || Acharya Prashant (2015)

Our arrogance is in the same measure as our fear.

Let us be direct, simple and humble.

Let us just say, ‘Yes, there are these scriptures, we wrote them, the son of a man wrote them and these books are beautiful and they are sacred, that means that there is beauty and holiness within me. Otherwise, how could this book come? There is nothing repugnant in man’s mind. It is from man’s mind that the Upanishads and the Bible are arising’.

So man’s mind is great. Let’s just accept it.

And while accepting it, let us parallely bow to the fact that even though man’s mind has climbed these heights, yet, he is nowhere close to the Ultimate.


Creativity arises from nothingness || Acharya Prashant (2014)

When you look at the wall do you see emptiness? No, you see something tangible, you see something important. Usually, this argument is given by those who want to retain their attachments. This is the favourite argument of the householders and so many people find it difficult to refute. You don’t need to find God somewhere. God is in your kitchen and bedroom. God is in the clatter of the utensils and the wailing of the baby.

God is not in the temple bell. God is the whistle of the pressure cooker. This is not at all bad but then the baby must not be a baby, then the baby has to be emptiness. Then the husband cannot be a person, the husband has to be infinite, impersonal, existential individuality. You do not serve morning tea to infinite impersonal existential individuality.

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On J. Krishnamurti: Know Him, without His names || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Anything that fills you up with knowledge, would obviously take away your sense of wonderment.

And if there is no wonderment, there is no mysticism possible.

Then, you will behave a scholar who knows everything about everything, or at least aspires to, or at least knows from where information can be obtained.

This scholar leaves nothing beyond himself. He says, ‘All that is there is knowable by the mind.’

~Acharya Prashant

Continuous realisation and passive waiting || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Question: I have realized that I have put on weight..

AP: No, keep realizing.

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.

~Acharya Prashant

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