From where are your emotions arising? || Acharya Prashant (2017)

Emotions are neither good, nor bad. Emotions depend on the center that they are coming from. If the emotions come from a center of fear, of grief, of insecurity, then because they are arising from insecurity, you will be attached to the emotions themselves. Watching the emotions is not the same as being emotional.

Emotionality means being identified with the emotion. And when you are identified with the emotion, then you cannot know the emotion. You cannot watch the emotion. Then you cannot really see what is going on; then you are carried away by the emotion.

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The right purpose of the Teacher’s words

That is what a Mantra does — it purifies you.

When it purifies you, the meaning of the Mantra too keeps changing.

Ultimately, the Mantra dissolves.

Ultimately, those words will dissolve.

Like the sound of OM — that starts as a sound and then disappears into nothing.

~ Acharya Prashant
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Is it difficult to drop the ego? || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Question: How to drop the ego? It’s an everyday struggle.

Acharya Prashant: The ego can never be dropped.

You can only get something that replaces the ego; that out-smarts the ego; that out-attracts the ego, that outpaces the ego.

In the name of ego, all that you stick to, you stick to that because you find it attractive. Now we may keep condemning the ego but the fact is that if you find something attractive, you will not drop it. You drop it when you will get something infinitely more attractive than that.

Pay attention to that.

~Acharya Prashant
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On Upanishad: The difference between knowledge and intelligence || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Use knowledge and be used by intelligence.

Knowledge will be your slave, but you have to be a slave of intelligence.

Surrender to intelligence.

To be surrendered to intelligence means to be surrendered to the pure Self, for the nature of pure Self is intelligence (bodh).

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Spirituality v/s Religion

A discourse by Acharya Prashant
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Satsang, Companionship, Interpretation and Understanding || Acharya Prashant (2016)

“Words are only excuses to hand the Silence upon.” It’s like inviting your girlfriend for coffee. The coffee, what is the worth of coffee? But we all know what coffee means. But you never say that. Somehow it happens that you need the pretext of coffee.

It’s the same thing, me calling you for the camp. What camp? These tents? How do they matter?