What is the energy behind sex?

Have you not seen that whenever you place too much hope upon anything, you end up destroying it? Because what you are expecting from the object of your hope, can never really be fulfilled by that object. Even if it is just a glass of water, even if it’s an ordinary bedsheet, even if it’s a pair of bathroom slippers, even if it’s just a little pen, even if it’s just a trifling conversation, mind you that the ego expects nothing less than 100% contentment from it. The ego does nothing except seek that.

So, even if it touches a dry and dead leaf, somewhere it is expecting to find the Truth in it. That is the burden the ego places upon every object it comes in contact with. And that is also the reason why lovers destroy each other. Because, when you love a man or a woman, you expect him, or her to be the channel that takes you to God. You expect him to be the guide to God. In some sense you expect your lover to be if nobody less than God. That is too much of a burden to place upon a limited human being. Your lover will never be able to satisfy your expectations because what you are expecting is impossible.

Acharya Prashant
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-Excerpts from a ‘Shabd-Yoga’ session. Edited for clarity

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Fight the right battle

Unfortunately, most of our wars are production led. Because the mind is habituated that it must fight, so it picks up some war or the other. The entire life has been built around wrong assumptions. And, all wrong assumptions are in some sense cunning. They are there to hide something else. They are there to hide something else.

One might be in the business of weapons just because one is too lazy to learn something else. You won’t accept that you are too lazy to move and learn. You would rather keep asserting that war is necessary. Are you getting it? If your self-image is that of a warrior, “Who am I? Someone who conquers enemies.” Then you need wars. The enemy might not be a person necessarily, the enemy might be a situation. Any challenge is tantamount to a war. Now, if you must uphold your image, you must seek war, rather build wars. Are you getting it?

Defeat is not the end of war. Defeat is not in the end of the war. Mostly defeat lies in the beginning of war. A needless war, the moment it begins, the point from where it begins is already a defeat. Now it does not matter whether after a time the formal result, the apparent result, looks like a victory or a defeat.

We are great losers in life, not because we meet with regular defeats, but because we are fighting the wrong battles. Most of our effort, or conflict, our strife, is simply unnecessary. We need not have entered it.

Acharya Prashant
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2. Course in Realization (CIR): Course in Realization is a seven-day scripture based learning program led by Acharya Prashant. To join, either physically or online, contact Sh. Apaar: +91-9818591240

3. Month of AwakeninG (MAG): Attend Satsangs from Home! MAG is an online series of discourses on handpicked topics by Acharya Prashant on practical and relevant topics like Love, Fear, Achievement etc. To join the online discourses, contact: Sushri Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917

4. Meet the Master (MTM): Meet the Master is an opportunity to meet and seek detailed guidance from Acharya Prashant, either in person or online. Contact: Sushri Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917

5. Blessings from Beyond: Weekends with Acharya Prashant brings you the unique opportunity for a 2 day 2 night stay with the Master every month. It involves two mystical days of dynamic activities, explorations of the self, sports, meditative reading, deep reflections, midnight walks and more.

Contact Ms. Anu Batra:+91-9555554772

Venue: Advait Bodhsthal, Greater Noida, India.

6. A Day With Master: A day with the Master’ is a rare opportunity for genuine seekers from all across the world to spend 12 hours with the Master at the Advait BodhSthal Ashram – Greater Noida.

To register yourself, to spend the day with the Master, send in your request at requests@prashantadvait.com
or,
call at: +91-9555554772

7. Triyog: Daily morning 2 hour Yoga feast for your total well-being. Comprising of Hatha Yog, Bhakti Yog, and Gyan Yog.

Contact: Shri Kundan Singh: +91-9999102998

Venue: Advait Bodhsthal, Greater Noida, India.

To join any of the above programs, send your specified application to:

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