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.

No descriptions or sequences really apply to the Truth || Acharya Prashant, on Raman Maharshi (2019)

The True lover of Truth has to be an unrelenting skeptic.

He has to be uncompromisingly ruthless.

What is it that he must be skeptical of?

Everything, everything that comes from him.

That’s the one trait that characterizes the true seeker – a total absence of confidence.

He keeps asking, probing, and never concludes.

He never stops at something.

He never ends.

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.

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