Acknowledge your bondage!

The scriptures lay down very clear conditions for the one who must proceed with reading them. They say one of the conditions, very clear condition is a deep burning desire to be liberated. There cannot be a deep burning desire to be liberated unless you are acknowledging that you are in bondage! So, those of us who feel that they are not in bondage, they are free individuals, the scriptures are not for them; spirituality is not for them. For them, there is this world, you go and have a good time as long as you can, there are many who are out there, remained out there their entire lives, and then they die.

It’s alright.
For liberation, there has to be bondage, so the desire is to get rid of all this. Of course, it is powered by the Truth. It is driven by the Truth, the Truth within, but it cannot be of the Truth because Truth cannot be an object, not an object that your mind can fancy or conceptualize.

If you are in a burning house, your desires cannot be of serene meadows. Caught, trapped in a burning house, will your desire be of the Himalayan snows? What would be your only desire? To somehow escape the burning house.

Further Reading:

The Flying Kiss to the Sky

cover_fksA Flying Kiss to The Sky, is a collection of excerpts from various discourses of Acharya Prashant, arranged in a special order which makes it the ideal first book, for all who want to come close to the facts of their own lives.

The book is divided into three parts, each part helping the reader to appreciate the working of his own mind and hence, the world in more clear and precise terms. Its unique one-page-one-chapter format makes it even more simple. It won’t be wrong to say that it is a book for all: Reader, or non-reader; Professional, or Spiritual.

Paperback: Advait Publications Page

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