How to keep others happy? || Acharya Prashant (2013)

Parents want to give happiness to their kids when they do not have happiness themselves. How is it possible? Kids want to give joy to parents when they themselves are very-very miserable. How will they give any joy to the parents? But that is what you have been taught; suffer but make others happy. That is not possible.
A simple thing about life is that I can only give to others what I already have. I cannot give to you what I do not have. If I do not have knowledge, how will I give knowledge? If I am not attentive myself, how will I draw you into attention?

Forget the imaginary, just attend to what is || Acharya Prashant (2014)

Forget imaginary things, there is enough right now, here. Our hands are full. Pay attention to that, understand that. Pay attention the road. And then you won’t need to think about death. Pay attention to the clothes that you are wearing. Pay attention to the words that you utter. Pay attention to what you talk to your girlfriend on phone. And you will understand death.