Dropping desire is just another desire; knowing desire is fulfillment of desire || Acharya Prashant (2015)

That’s the contradiction that man must overcome.

Being small, he must contain infinities, otherwise he won’t come to rest.
Being man, he must transcend humanness, otherwise he won’t relax.

That’s the challenge, that’s the invitation.

Enter so deeply into yourself, enter so deeply into your smallness,
that you come to the beyond-ness, that you so desperately crave.

Self-Realisation is not the ending of the struggles, it is the ending of the struggler || Acharya Prashant (2014)

It’s your own light that goes out to the world.
Do not bother to whom it will reach.
The Sun does not bother whether everybody needs light or not.

Does the Sun bother whether everybody needs light?
It radiates. It radiates.
And then from that radiation a thousand things happen.

Out of your self-realisation, a thousand things will happen.
Things will change. Things will be born. Things will get annihilated.
You need not worry. You just worry about your own mind.

What is meant by being vulnerable?

‘Vulnerability’ does not mean being defenceless against a hostile world.
‘Vulnerability’ simply means that having armours is stupid,
because there is actually nothing out there, having enmity against you.
There is simply nothing out there that is disposed unfavourably against you.

‘Vulnerability’ means relaxation.
‘Vulnerability’ means that if you are getting hit, then what is getting hit deserves to get hit,
and what is getting hit, is just getting highlighted as the next item that must disappear from your mind.

I have been living in ignorance. How do I start living in knowing? || Acharya Prashant (2016)

The wise man finds it wise to remain ignorant of his wisdom.
He does not ever know what he knows, neither does he try.

It is only when the situation arises that That which he knows, springs up – all of a sudden.

He did not dial it, he did not call it, he did not summon it; it comes from somewhere.

All that he knows is, that It will come, and that is called as ‘surrender of the mind’.

Attend to the facts and your imaginations will fall in place

Real action does not demand too many thoughts,
because if you are still thinking a lot, then that thinking will impede the action.

If you are really acting, then thoughts will keep going down, and down, and down.
As action becomes vigorous, thoughts get subdued.

It is only with a calm mind that one can enter into right and energetic action.
Who has the time and who has the space to label life as ‘good’ or ‘bad’?

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