The real meaning of inferior and superior || Acharya Prashant (2016)

But when it comes to your life use this as the criteria:

If it pushes me deeper into suffering, if it pushes me further away from my essential peaceful nature then it is an inferior activity, then it is an inferior companion, then it is an inferior society; whereas whatever relieves my suffering and brings me closer to my peaceful nature is superior.

~Acharya Prashant
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On J. Krishnamurti: Know Him, without His names || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Anything that fills you up with knowledge, would obviously take away your sense of wonderment.

And if there is no wonderment, there is no mysticism possible.

Then, you will behave a scholar who knows everything about everything, or at least aspires to, or at least knows from where information can be obtained.

This scholar leaves nothing beyond himself. He says, ‘All that is there is knowable by the mind.’

~Acharya Prashant

Go mad, but go really mad. Don’t just pretend || Acharya Prashant (2016)

We have been accustomed to thinking that the Liberated One, that the one who has attained Moksha or Nirvana behaves in a cool, composed, poised, elegant way. We have a certain image of the Buddha— walking nicely, smilingly gently, speaking softly, not being rude or harsh, offering a gentle touch, not hurting or killing, acting very very wisely, acting very intelligently; intelligently in our own sense whatever we call as intelligence. We have that particular image of the Liberated One.

The poet is trashing that image. The liberated one is a mad one, He cannot sleep at nights.

The Liberated One has no obligation to conform to your image of the liberated one.

What is inspiration? || Acharya Prashant (2015)

You don’t need any source outside of you for aspiration because inspiration is totally yours. Any source outside of you can have just one utility – to cut you off from all other sources outside of yourself. Nobody brings you back to yourself because you are already there. He can’t give you anything that is internal, that is impossible. He can never inspire you because inspiration is yours. But he can tell you that you are mistaken. He can tell you that you are too attached to your roles. He can tell you that you have ventured too far away and now you are almost lost. He can tell you that you must go back.

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