Question: Why is it so certain that ‘whatever comes will go’?
Acharya Prashant: Actually the quoted statement is an impression that whatever comes, stays for a while, and then goes away.
The fact is a little different.
Whatever comes disappears that very moment.
It will not go; it is already gone.
There is nothing in this universe which is permanent even for a millisecond or for a nanosecond. So whatever comes, changes immediately. ‘A’ changes into ‘B’. Now where is ‘A’?
We live in time, whatever we perceive—any object, event, or any relationship, the whole universe, whatever we perceive, we perceive it in time. And time means change. The moment you go from the zeroth second to the first second, something has changed. Had it not changed, you would not have been able to detect time or conceptualize time or give a meaning to time.
Time is just another name for change. So, whatever is in time, which means whatever is perceptible through the senses, whatever is worldly, whatever exists in the universe is in time. And time means change and change means disappearance.
So, whatever is, will not go away; it has already gone away.
In the moment of its appearance it simultaneously disappear.
Everything simultaneously disappears in the moment of its appearance.
Excerpts from a ‘Shabd-Yoga’ session. Edited for clarity.
Watch the session: Acharya Prashant: Why is nothing permanent?
A journey towards understanding every aspect of fear. Is it just a biological aspect which we have no control over? Or is it a product of our social conditioning over the years? One might argue that death is inevitable and he/she doesn’t want to die. Can there be anything as faith or its just a superstition for people who can’t see clearly what’s happening.
Acharya Prashant explain each and every aspect of fear in the simplest way possible. The more one understands the futility of fear the more one is free to live. One can’t believe that there is no danger, one has to know it, be certain about it.