What is meant by ‘I am awareness alone’? || Acharya Prashant, on Ashtavakra Gita (2018)

Invite happiness, and very soon you will discover that happiness has a very long tail – hope, expectations, memories, sadness, despair.

Invite hope, and you will discover that hope has a very long tail.

They all come together.

It’s impossible to be available to one disease, and resistant to another.

When you would be attacked, you would be attacked totally; you won’t be spared.

Maya knows no half measures.

How does the wise one perceive the world? || Acharya Prashant on Ashthavakra Gita (2018)

The foolish one is always under attack in his own perception.

The wise one is fully secure, he is not being attacked.

The wise man, therefore, has not really cut at the root of this world.

He has, firstly, cut at his own insecurity.

When you have cut down your insecurity, then you are no more a slave of the world.

You are no more standing in front of the world with the hope of fulfillment.

Yoga in Bhagawad Gita

Yoga is needed only when a man experiences contradictory forces.

When a mind feels that it is divided between various segments of influence, and the segments are contradicting and competing with each other; then that which brings peace and resolution to the mind, is called Yoga.

Yoga, hence is the only thing relevant to anybody who is mired in strife, tension, indecision, attachment, grief, memories.

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