How to cope with the loss of a loved one? || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Deep suffering opens Joy for you.

Anything that is deep enough, takes you to Joy. It only needs to be deep. It does not matter what it is. I am not somebody who would suggest that when a loved one departs, you should act indifferent. Why must you act indifferent?

If right now, it is getting a little warm here, one perspires. It is a part of prakriti (nature). If one loses a friend or someone with whom one has spent a lot of time with, someone one has shared beautiful moments with, one cries.

Cry your heart out!

Don’t suppress it.

Cry like mad.

Enlightenment is to feel free of the obligation to be enlightened || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Even the obligation to realize or know, freedom from that is enlightenment. We say, ‘We do not know’, then we say, ‘When we know, we are enlightened.’ Fact is: Whether or not you know, you are already enlightened. So, you are free even of the obligation to be enlightened. And that absolute freedom – to not to be enlightened – is enlightenment.

Find something overwhelmingly beautiful, and you won’t need to concentrate || Acharya Prashant (2015)

Get That! Get that ‘right’ thing – which we are calling as a ‘thing’ for want of a better word.

Maybe, it is so attractive, so enamoring that you will be helpless in front of it, that you will be unable to prevent yourself from concentrating, that even concentration will become a meek word.

Then what do we call it?

Then we call it submersion.

Then we call it sublimation.

Then concentration is such a petty word that we don’t even use it.

And then in that state, whatever you do, you won’t need to concentrate.

The secret of joyful relationships || Acharya Prashant (2015)

It is alright to pursue your desires and seek fulfilment but only if you, first of all, understand what the Total desire is.

What your self is really and deeply craving for.

When you will understand the totality of desire then you will also understand that you are craving not for the garment but for the Total, you may call it by various names – the Beyond, Truth, God. You can call it anything.

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