Center

  • “A question is a movement, a question is mental activity. Mental activity could either take you towards the center, if it is diminishing in nature or it could take you further away from the center, if it is increasing further and further.”

 

  • “The closer you go to the center, the more you feel the call of the center.”

 

  • “When you are going to the natural layer, you are going towards the center. Do you see this? From the external social layer, when you go to nature, you are actually not going to nature, but going closer to your center. That is why the company of nature provides all of us with the peaceful experiences. There is nothing special in nature; it’s just that nature is closer to that which gives peace. So you get peace by proxy. So you get peace in an indirect way.”

 

  • “The mind wants to live. The very center, very nature of mind is God. Don’t teach it insecurity. Whenever you will teach the mind insecurity, you will find the mind restless.”

 

  • “The choice of words tell something important about the center from where you are operating.”

 

  • “Because we are centered in our narrow self-definitions, so we see only that aspect of illusion which is relevant to our self-definition.”

 

  • “Swadharma does not mean that you have a particular brand of religion. Swadharma does not mean that you have a particular concept of religion. In fact, to the contrary, Swadharma means – you have no definite religion; you have complete flexibility; you have complete dynamic freedom. And only in this freedom is it possible to return to the Center.”

 

  • “In action, you require great energy, but at your center, you require tremendous non-movement, a total absence of energy. At least, a total absence of movement, kinetic energy.”

 

  • “If you are not committed to the truth then thought is a perpetual wanderer. A wanderer without center. It will go to all the doors possible and keep knocking there. It will conceive all the possibilities that it has been trained to conceive, and keep considering them. You will find no stability there, you will find no rest there. There is no certainty in thought, how can you have stable relationships there?”

 

  • “What is this thing called the mind? The Mind is nothing but the field of the ego. The environment around the ego. The center of the mind is the ego. When the ego is with the Truth, then the center of the mind becomes the Truth.

Wherever the ego is, there the mind is. The mind does nothing except serve the interests of the ego. Put your ego in the right place and the mind will be right.

Put your ego with the Truth. Put your ego in the Heart, and then the mind will function very properly.”

  • “Arjun represents the mind. Krishna represents the center, the “Atman”. The mind is lost as it always is.”

 

  • “Be absorbed within, stay centered and let the happening happen.”

 

  • “Be it a woman or a man, nobody is really chasing a body. You want that which sits at the center of the body. Penetration is symbolic, you want to reach to the heart. It is not merely a little bit of flesh that you want to dig into. You want to reach right till the heart. And unless you have reached the heart, the sexual activity has gone waste.”

 

  • “Sex is beautiful only if you can see the divine in the other. Sex is beautiful only if the body is not just body, but a temple. A temple, at the center of which, God himself sits. Do not try to have sex with someone, you cannot see as a God or a Goddess. If you cannot worship the feet of a woman, if you cannot respect her, if you cannot surrender to the woman, don’t try to have sex. And that is same for the woman too. If you are not looking at the body as the temple, then touching the other is just rape. In fact, almost as a ritual, you must worship before touching. And again, almost as a ritual, you must bow down, after the act. Not push her away and turn to the other side, because you are now finished, done with, and you want to now, snore.”

 

  • “When you will be at the center the mind will not know. When you will be not at the center then there will be mind.”

 

  • “You must be in a zone where no thought about the center arises at all.”

 

  • “You are never away from the center. In fact the thought that you are at the center or away from the center is what is responsible for you to believing that you are away from the center.”

 

  • The mind is feeling bad, the body is trembling and falling apart, and yet there is an untouched center, which is at peace.

 

  • Shakti is wonderful, only when she is emanating from Shiva. Only when Shiva as center, does Shakti have life. Otherwise there is no Shakti.

 

  • Shakti is wonderful, only when she is emanating from Shiva. Only when Shiva as center, does Shakti have life. Otherwise there is no Shakti.

 

  • “Shakti is wonderful, only when she is emanating from Shiva. Only when Shiva as center, does Shakti have life. Otherwise there is no Shakti.”

 

  • “The closer you go to the center, the more you feel the call of the center.”

 

  • “When you are going to the natural layer, you are going towards the center. Do you see this? From the external social layer, when you go to nature, you are actually not going to nature, but going closer to your center. That is why the company of nature provides all of us with the peaceful experiences. There is nothing special in nature; it’s just that nature is closer to that which gives peace. So you get peace by proxy. So you get peace in an indirect way.”

 

  • “Responsibility is a redundant word. You need not even think about responsibility. When you are rightly yourself then whatever you do is the right action, the responsible action. And when you are displaced then whatever you do is an irresponsible act. The funny thing is only when you are displaced that you want to be responsible. Thought of responsibility doesn’t come to you when you are centered.”

 

  • “Spirituality is not about gradual changes. It is not an incremental improvement, it is total dissolution, which means a disappearance of the false center, and a movement into the truth.”

 

  • “The change of the center is spirituality itself.”

 

  • “Even if it is a show of warmth, friendliness and compassion, but if it is coming from the wrong center – then even the person who is displaying that warmth, knows very well where it is coming from. There can be no leniency on this account. If one is talking rubbish, he ‘knows’ that he is talking rubbish. Because the Atman can never be deceived. The truth can never be deceived. You are essentially the truth, then how is it possible that you do not know.”

 

  • “Whichever center you will choose: whether the seat, whether the tree, whether the moon or Neptune or a point outside the galaxy, it would still be a relative thing. Relative to what? Relative to where you are standing — your ego.”

 

  • “The choice of words tell something important about the center from where you are operating.”

 

  • “Whenever somebody will try to determine whether he is operating from the right center, he is already at the wrong center.”

 

  • “The purer is the center from which you are operating, the lesser time it takes for the mind to come up with the appropriate response. And if you have to think a lot, then take that as a hint that you are operating from the wrong center.”

 

  • “Energy is no indicator. What matters is the center from where your energy is arising.”

 

  • “Because we are centred in our narrow self-definitions, so we see only that aspect of illusion which is relevant to our self-definition.”

 

  • “Swadharma does not mean that you have a particular brand of religion. Swadharma does not mean that you have a particular concept of religion. In fact, to the contrary, Swadharma means – you have no definite religion; you have complete flexibility; you have complete dynamic freedom. And only in this freedom is it possible to return to the Centre.”

 

  • “In love, you are not at all affected by what is going on around you. The ego remains wedded to the center.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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