The world can redeem itself only by placing the highest value on the Guru || Acharya Prashant (2015)

The role of a teacher is to make you become ‘somebody’, the role of the teacher is to fill you up with knowledge. So, he makes you into somebody.

The role of the Guru is to clean everything that the various teachers have done with you.

All the marks, the stains that have been left on your psyche by the various teachers, the role of the Guru is to clean those stains.

They make you into somebody;
the Guru turns you back into nobody.

So he himself, first of all, has to be nobody.

Because this becoming, this becoming ‘somebody’ is your very hell.

~Acharya Prashant

How can I remain in the present without any expectations from the future? || Acharya Prashant (2016)

Question: Sir, is there something within which is unshakeable that is observing the disturbance?

AP: We need not say even that much.

When you let the disturbance be, then it is proof that there is something that is undisturbed. But when you say that there is something within that is observing the disturbance then you are saying that you are observing that thing observe the disturbance. Otherwise, how would you know? So do not comment on it. Do not say anything about it.

Just be patient with the disturbance. This patience, this capacity to live in the disturbance is that unshakable thing. It cannot be known directly. You cannot talk about it or describe it. It can be known only by its fruits.

~ACHARYA PRASHANT
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