Man living godly is the only real proof of God || Acharya Prashant, on ‘The Fountainhead’ (2019)

If God has given you anything, it’s just the freedom, the power, and the responsibility to create yourself.

You are your own father, God is just the background.

God is just the canvas on which you paint yourself.

God is the brush, God is the colour, God is the canvas, but the design and the painting is yours.

If what you paint looks horrible, do not blame God.

God gave you choice.

You misused the choice, or you used it terribly well.

Both possibilities are there.

Man is the new god, and he’s loving it || Acharya Prashant (2019)

Today’s Religion, today’s Teacher has to talk purely of the inner reason.

And that inner reason will remain always, always valid.

That inner reason is consciousness itself.

Consciousness itself is a great desperation.

Consciousness itself is a crying need.

Consciousness itself is a longing, a desperation.

A squirming wail.

So the only reason today to go to Truth, or God, or Peace, is the agitation of the mind.

Repeated slips in the spiritual path? || Acharya Prashant, on Nitnem Sahib (2019)

It does not come easily to the mind to be self-reflective.

Therefore, the mind has to be trained and taught.

But it comes very easily even to the uneducated mind to gape and grope. Look at things outside, and then go for them.

But does it equally easily to the mind to turn inwards and be self-reflective?

That does not come.

We are designed that way.

Neither can the fingers hold the Truth, nor is the mind designed to seek the Truth.

Without this, all is worthless || Acharya Prashant, on Guru Kabir (2019)

What is this absurdity?

That which is the essence of life, you are separated from.

And still you walk on, carry on, as if nothing has happened.

The sole purpose of life is getting defeated day-by-day.

Every passing day is a new defeat, time lost.

And yet you keep saying, “All is well.”

Not a trace of melancholy.

Not an iota of regret.

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