What qualities should one seek while electing a nation’s leader?

Politics are a function of the person and not vice versa.

Politics is about relationships. The President must truly relate to a large number of people. And the quality of one’s relationships comes from the quality of one’s mind.

If one is ambitious, aggressive, insecure, seeking to promote himself, then whatever be his stated policies be, he will end up exploiting everybody, just to further his personal goals and ambitions. It doesn’t matter which party he is contesting from. It doesn’t matter, what policies is he tom-tomming. If he is someone who has no compassion, if he is someone who knows no love, if he is someone who can use people to further his personal interests, then irrespective of his political affiliation, irrespective of his stated goals, he will be dangerous for both the country and the world in general.

The Great Magic of Scriptures || Acharya Prashant, on Nitnem Sahib (2019)

Those who love the Truth their world becomes truthful, everything in their world gets arranged to serve the Truth.

It comes from the Truth, it serves the Truth.

It serves the Truth, so more comes from the Truth.

More comes from the Truth, there is more to serve the Truth.

The Truth is served even more, there is even more that comes from Truth. 

Are psychedelic drugs helpful in spirituality? || Acharya Prashant (2019)

The world is a habit, but drugs are a worst habit.

At least when you are free of drugs, then you can look at the facts.

Under the influence of drugs, you cannot even know the facts. 

And I have repeatedly said that – the facts are the door to Truth.

If you do not know even the facts, then you are one step further away from the Truth.

Why do I speak to you? || Acharya Prashant (2016)

You know, this is one thing, that really puzzles the mind. The mind comes to it and it pauses. It can make nothing out of it. It can draw no meaning, it can find no reason. This one thing. What is this one thing?

‘How can anything happen without reason?’

Now from here, the mind can go nowhere. And the mind gets stuck and it is beautiful gets stuck. Because it is the point, where it actually gets numb. It tries to feel around, it tries to detect some kind of a reason and when it finds no reason it almost feels paralysed. When such things happen, celebrate them. When such things happen, it is for you, a proof of something beyond the man-made because whatever is man-made is always for a reason. So, if there is something happening reasonlessly, it is a proof of God. Celebrate it.

There is much happening reasonlessly, you don’t detect it.

When you do detect it, feel grateful.

In going close to problems one gets strength to go beyond problems || Acharya Prashant on Vivekananda (2018)

The gymnasium does not really support you, it actually obstructs you, in that sense it is very much like the world. It is an obstruction. Note what the gym gives you, obstructions, obstacles, it is through the obstacles, that you discover your way.

It is in the middle of the problem that you find the solution.

You donot escape the problem, you go right through the problem, you go right into the heart of the problem; and there lies the solution.

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