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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