The dangerous meaning of ‘helping others’ || Acharya Prashant, on ‘The Fountainhead’ (2019)

Remember, remember, remember, and I have been saying this again, and again, and again –

That you are in bondage, and you want Liberation.

That you are in mediocrity, and you want excellence.

That you are caged, and you want to fly. 

That you are suffering, you want Joy.

That is the definition of ‘human welfare’. 

Why help others be liberated? || Acharya Prashant (2019)

Yes it is true that yours and the other’s Liberation are one, but that does not mean that you help the other with the intention of gaining your Liberation.

Because if you are helping the other with the intention of gaining personal Liberation, it means that you still see a difference between yourself and the other.

So do help the other, but without any desire for result or success.

We do not know how really the other would be helped.

We can atmost do our best.

You do your best, and that is enough for someone up there to smile and do some magic.

Are you really so helpless? || Acharya Prashant, on Guru Granth Sahib (2019)

Do the utmost that you must do in any situation, and you will find that there is just Joy of right action.

Wails and tears are for those who are guilty of abdicating their responsibility.

If you are fulfilling your responsibility, your responsibility will consume you fully.

It will extract the last bit of energy out of you.

Even to weep, you require some energy; even to complain, you require some time.

If you are really dedicating all your energy rightly, how are you left with energy to weep?

If you are managing to shed tears, it only means that you are a thief.

You have stolen away some energy, and reserved it for weeping and tears.

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