Not the object of the thought, the thought itself is the issue


Acharya Prashant: You may think of yourself whatever you want to, whatever pleases you, but no thought will bring fulfillment to you. So you can think of yourself as the non-dual Truth! Keep thinking. Continue!

It is not the object of thought but thought itself which is the disturbance.
It does not matter what the object of thought is.

Someone is thinking about Jalebi (a famous sweet of India); someone is thinking about Moksha. One is thinking about sex, the other is thinking about Samadhi.

It doesn’t matter what you are thinking about. To differentiate between thoughts is just morality. One thought is good, one thought is bad; One thought is low, one thought is high. Thought itself is the nemesis.

Thought itself is the nemesis! Not the object of thought as such.

You keep thinking of whatever you want. That is why Ashtavakra was saying that “Only those who see a second, keep thinking that I am Brahma.” I don’t even think. You remember the word ‘Chintayati(thinking)? That ‘thinking’ is the issue, not ‘what’ you are thinking. The thinking; the thought!

And he is saying, “Only those with weak intelligence do all this. Only those whose intelligence is clouded, do all this.” They think that there are some good, beneficial thoughts, which if cultivated, will help them.

Watch the session: Acharya Prashant: Not the object of the thought, the thought itself is the issue

Read more articles on this topic:

Article 1: Time, thought, sorrow, and the ending of sorrow

Article 2: You are at war with me. Thought is your weapon.

Article 3: Do not be wary of a particular type of thought; be wary of thinking itself

2 thoughts on “Not the object of the thought, the thought itself is the issue

  1. “It is not the object of thought but thought itself which is the disturbance.
    It does not matter what the object of thought is” These words are really helpful.

    How can I seek guidance from Acharya Ji?


    • 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 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, 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 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 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 or contact Ms. Anu Batra:+91-9555554772

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      Daily morning 2 hour Yog feast for your total well-being. Comprising of
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      Send your application, write to: Or to register: Contact: Shri Kundan Singh: +91-9999102998
      Venue: Advait Bodhsthal, Greater Noida, India.

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