Desires are bad deals. To get something which is worth five rupees; you trade away something which is worth, Five Crore. To earn bread and butter, you trade away your precious life. To earn a little bit respect and acceptability, you trade away your precious youth. Never say, I have earned something in the world; earning is such an illusion. What you really have, you do not earn and with the world, whatever you get you get through trading, not through earning; it’s just barter.
The worldly man tries to beat the desire by fulfilling it. The spiritual
man actually beats the desire, by dissolving it.
To personally meet or connect with Acharya Prashant: click here. Question: Is there any difference between freedom and unconditional freedom? Speaker: We live in bondage. What we call as our normal,
When the influence is superficial, you call it somebody else’s influence. And when the influence is very deep, then you call it ‘my interest’.
Man needs a sharp mind! Why? Because man already has a sharp mind, because his own sharp mind, in its misplaced smartness, has brought man to a position of complexity. Now you need a sharper mind to dissolve that complexity.
You pick up a book. The book might be by great a master, by the so-called enlightened ones. Don’t you see that you are the one who decides which chapter to read? Don’t you see that those answers were given to somebody else? Are you sure that you asked the same question that is there in the book, you would have received the same answer? Let’s say that you are reading a book. And there is a question and an answer to that question. That is the format of the book. Are you asking that question?