When does one find the final spiritual teacher? || Acharya Prashant (2018)

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Question: Dear Acharya Ji, Pranam. I have observed that the mind gets colored with the subject, that I get myself involved into. Firstly, it was Osho, Krishnamurthy guruji, Adi Shankaracharya, Romy and Ashtavakra and now the subject is you. Ever since, I came in touch with you, I feel colored with you. When will it happen that I settle down in my real nature of the source where am I going wrong? When will my search end? What am I missing?

Request for your help.

Acharya Prashant: You are making a fundamental mistake. You are treating the Teachers as colour pots. You are treating them as subjects.

By your own admission, you say, ‘I have observed that the mind gets colored with the subject that I get myself get involved with’.

Teachers are not subjects.

You do not read them.

You get read in their light.

Do you get the difference?

Please meditate. You do not read a teacher, you get read in the light of the Teacher. You get read. You read yourself. If you say that you are using the Teacher to colour yourself, then the basic material is remaining the same. The poor Teacher is just the colour on the surface. And you are stubborn and insistent that you will not allow the Teacher to penetrate deep enough.

Colours do not change the cloths, or do they? Colours do not change the wall or do they? Colours do not change the car, or do they?

You asked what the mistake is, you are making.

This is the mistake. You are probably continuing to have a subject-object relationship with the Teacher. And if you want to remain an object, it is imperative for you that the Teacher remains a subject. And where, there is an object and a subject, there would always be a distance. Subject and the object cannot be one. They determine each other, they work upon each other, they play with each other, and still they maintain a distance between them.

Subject, object, a distance, all go together. And as long as there is the distance, how can be there dissolution?

A lump of soil looks into the river and sees its own reflection. How does it help? The distance is there, the lump of soil is the object, and the river is the subject for that object. And all that the object can see is its own reflection.

The distance has to be reduced.

There has to be real contact, real contact. And then, there is dissolution. Now the lump of soil sees nothing.

Talks of nothing.

Just flows with the river.

Dissolved, resolved, finished, and alive.

Don’t read them, get read in their light.

Light cannot be read, what you are reading?


Acharya Prashant speaking in a Shabdyog session at Advait Bodhsthal, Noida on 20th July 2018.

Excerpts from a Shabda-Yoga Session. Edited for Clarity.

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