Why do I want to emulate?

Question: Sir, my question is based on the article, ‘Why am I always thinking of the society?’

The following extract from the article says:

“Now, because of years of colonization, in fact decades of colonization, you have a great emphasis on fair skin in India. There are all these companies that are selling fairness products in India and believe me they cannot do that in any other country of the world”.

My question is:

I know they can’t do this in any other country of the world, as this would count as racism. Why do we want to be like those colonizers, who molested tortured and exterminated villages of our ancestors? Why do we want to appear like them? No developed country has its education system based on a foreign language. When I read about the freedom movement and the post-freedom political literature of the country, I found that they wanted to restore their original educational system. Why still this has not been done? Why do we feel a person that a person who is not fluent in English is less educated ?

Answer: Gaurav,

The mind that has lost connection with its centre wanders desperately. It has a deep feeling of incompleteness, inferiority. It desperately wants to fill itself up with something or the other: a relationship, a language, money, ideology, purpose, stuff.

Faith is the name of the connection with the centre. Only in faith are you connected. But this land has been so badly traumatized over centuries that it has become faithless. It has no inner sense of sureness left. I am not talking of self-belief, or jingoism, or social confidence. I am talking of an individual relationship with the centre. That has gone very missing.
As a result, we feel empty, lonely and helpless within. We are not at all certain within ourselves. So, we become emulators.

When self is perceived as lacking, then the world becomes your master. You want to copy your master, thinking that copying will rid you of the deep hole within.

The deep hole, the void, the sense of incompleteness, will not go away by emulating. It goes away only by having a fearless, loving relationship with yourself. It is essentially a spiritual thing.

Spirituality is not religious affiliation. It is wisdom, it is intelligence. Spirituality is about not being stupid. Only a spiritual person is fearless and feels adequate. We lack that. Hence, we are mentally diseased, and we keep copying.

Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQExwgkssq0

– Based on Question and Answer session with me on one of the e-forums.

Dated: 7th May,’14

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    • There are various opportunities to connect to and meet Acharya Prashant. These are:
      1. Meet the Master:
      Meet the Master program is rare opportunity to meet Acharya Prashant personally, either physically or online. To meet the Master, send your application, write to requests@prashantadvait.com or contact: Ms. Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917.
      2. Advait Learning Camps:
      Advait Learning Camps are monthly retreats organized under Acharya Prashant’s guidance. These camps are about spending four days and three nights in the lap of nature, while reading, reflecting, learning and evolving. So far, scores of ALCs have been organised in places like Rishikesh, Mukteshwar, Jim Corbett National Park, Chopta, KainchiDham, etc.
      Additionally, we organize dedicated bonding camps for kids and parents. To participate in the camp, write an e-mail to requests@prashantadvait.com, or call: Sh. Anshu Sharma at +91-8376055661.
      3. Course in Realization:
      Course in Realization, a classroom-based learning program led by Acharya Prashant, is an initiative towards disseminating clarity and intelligence in the world. In this course, a rigorous study of a scripture or a saint is undertaken each month.
      To join in, send your application, write to requests@prashantadvait.com or contact: Sh. Apaar: +91-9818591240
      4. Month of Awakening:
      For those who cannot attend sessions physically, the foundation does online streaming of few selected sessions via Skype or Webinar. Known as Month of Awakening, this facility offers live streaming of sessions and helps seekers listen to Acharya-Ji while being where they are.
      To receive the blessing, send your application to requests@prashantadvait.com or contact: Ms. Anoushka Jain: +91-9818585917
      5. Blessings from Beyond:
      Weekends with Acharya Prashant brings you the unique opportunity for a 2 day 2 night stay with the Master every month at Advait Ashram, Greater Noida. The getaway involves two mystical days of dynamic activities, explorations of the self, sports, meditative reading, deep reflections, midnight walks and more.
      To get a taste of the beyond, register yourself at requests@prashantadvait.com or contact Ms. Anu Batra:+91-9555554772

      6. Triyog:

      Daily morning 2 hour Yog feast for your total well-being. Comprising of
      Hatha Yog, Bhakti Yog and Gyan Yog.

      Send your application, write to: requests@prashantadvait.com Or to register: Contact: Shri Kundan Singh: +91-9999102998
      Venue: Advait Bodhsthal, Greater Noida, India.

      This reply comes to you from volunteers of PrashantAdvait Foundation who maintain this channel.

      Like

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