What is disappearance of the self? || Acharya Prashant (2019)

That is not Spirituality, obviously!

Do not deprive the stomach of food, and do not deprive the mind of thoughts and feelings.

Just as it is stupid to deprive body of food, it is equally stupid to deprive the mind of thoughts and feelings.

Thought is not the enemy, feelings are not the culprit.

Your misplaced presence is the culprit.

The needless presence of ‘I’ in the thoughts, is the culprit.

Spirituality is not about banishing certain things from your life.

Spirituality is just about seeing, that life is beautiful, and does not get any better with the intervention of the little self, the ‘I’.

Acharya Prashant on Khalil Gibran: The Man of God is a winner in the world

The man of God is a winner in the world as well. That is full embrace. If you are a loser in the world, you do not know God. God and the world are one. It’s not just The World, it’s God World. It’s God World.

Have you seen that every living being is excellent? The epitome in its particular field. Can you beat the song of a Cuckoo? Or, even a sparrow? Can you beat the flight of a vulture, an eagle? Do you see the agility with which fish swims? They are all experts in their respective fields. I am asking you, “What is your expertise?” Even the ant is an expert. When it carries a load then the load to body weight ratio is unmatched. Compared to its own body weight, the load that a little ant can carry is unmatched.

What is your expertise?

Is there anything that you are a master of?

I am asking you, is there any, anything that you are a master of?

How do you then manage to live?

Even the smallest insect, is a master in its own field. What are you proficient in? 

The Atma, the Self, the Heart, the God within you is the climax of perfection. Is he not? Forget perfection, show me even excellence! Where is excellence? If God is perfection, you must have at least excellence. And if you have not even excellence, what is your proximity to God?

Acharya Prashant
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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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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 +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.

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While talking of the Buddha, keep eating your sandwich || Acharya Prashant (2015)

The Buddha is saying that even as you are talking of the Buddha, keep eating your sandwich.

Because, both, the Buddha and the sandwich are equally Empty.

If you can distinguish between the Buddha and the Sandwich, then the sandwich won’t taste good.

To know the real taste of the sandwich, know it to be as empty as the Buddha.

The Buddha is the sandwich.

Do not compartmentalize.
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-Excerpts from a ‘Shabd-Yoga’ session. Edited for clarity

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2. Course in Realization (CIR): Course in Realization is a seven-day scriptures 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: Smt. 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: Smt. Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917

To join any of the above programs, send your specified application to:
requests@prashantadvait.com

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