Question: We do something that gives us energy or we do something that puts our energy down. Can this be an indicator of what should be done or not?
Acharya Prashant: You look at the case of a terrorist or a serial killer or a mercenary, he surely has a lot of energy because event after event he is continuing with his gruesome acts. So it is not as if he doesn’t have energy. So, energy is no indicator.
Have you ever seen a violent man, drunk and violent, going around, creating chaos, does he not have energy? He has more energy than probably you have.
Energy is no indicator.
What matters is the centre from where your energy is arising.
You take only a small ball of uranium, it is a mass of immense energy. This uranium can either flatten this city or empower this city—it can give enough electricity to light up this city. Both are energies. The energy that a nuclear bomb releases is the energy and the energy that is released and channelized in a nuclear reactor and becomes electricity is also the energy. Both are energies.
So, it is not energy per se that matters; what matters is from where is the energy arising.
Is the energy arising from the mind of the benevolent scientist who wants to have the technology that could help the mankind or is the energy arising from the command of the blood-thirsty head of state who wants to destroy the enemy.
The killer has a lot of energy and the savior too has a lot of energy. But the killer is the killer and the savior is the savior. What matters is – who is the Energetic One?
Who exactly is the energetic one, whose energy is it?
In all those childish movies, don’t you have the fight of good versus bad? Batman is fighting evil; Superman is fighting evil and the evil too has a lot of energy, so has Superman. Both are energetic.
Does energy matters?
What matters is – who is this energetic one?
What is his centre?
~ Excerpts from a ‘Shabd-Yoga’ session. Edited for clarity.
Watch the session: Acharya Prashant: What does it mean to act energetically?
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