Man is the new god, and he’s loving it || Acharya Prashant (2019)

Today’s Religion, today’s Teacher has to talk purely of the inner reason.

And that inner reason will remain always, always valid.

That inner reason is consciousness itself.

Consciousness itself is a great desperation.

Consciousness itself is a crying need.

Consciousness itself is a longing, a desperation.

A squirming wail.

So the only reason today to go to Truth, or God, or Peace, is the agitation of the mind.

How does Hinduism justify idol worship when Christianity and Islam forbid it? || Acharya Prashant

Hinduism has said: “All of this comes from the Truth. So where do I go to worship the Truth?

And having realised that all of this is sent by the Truth, I will worship all of it, without distinction. I will worship the tree, the animal, the stone, the leaf, the dung, the mountain, the air, the water, the hurricane, the man, the woman, the child, the old one.

Without exception, India has worshiped everything, because everything is coming from ‘there’ – the Truth.

What is secularism? How to become secular? || Acharya Prashant (2018)

Who teaches you equanimity? Religion.

In Secularism, you want to be equanimous. But who teaches you equanimity? Religion.

In Secularism, you want a certain detachment. But who teaches you detachment? Religion.

In Secularism, you want to be respectful towards divergent opinions. But who teaches you to be respectful towards divergent opinions? Religion.

In Secularism, you want not to hurt the other, even if the other is holding beliefs, that go against yours. But who teaches you ahinsa (non-violence)? Religion.

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