Listener 1: Acharya Ji, when I woke up today in the morning, I was afraid, I didn’t know why…
Listener 2: Earlier when I used to come for camps, I never felt like reading, but this time I wanted to read more and more and more.
Acharya Prashant: Whatever you feel, learn how to not to give it importance. Your knowledge will not help you, your mind, its content, all these readings, nothing will help you. What will help you is this: so many things will keep happening, learn to not to give them importance.
So, if you woke up and you found out that you were afraid, is it really worth mentioning?
Learn to call this not as reflection but as gossip!
If ‘n’ things happen with you, I assure you that ‘5n’ things happen with me and they are not very sacred and beautiful things. Just that I have learned to not to give them importance. I keep doing what I have to do even when a thousand other things are happening.
I know what I have to do being what I am, all this dance of this and that keeps happening. I avoid giving it importance, body will say a few things, the mind will be afraid, thoughts of this and that will keep coming, why should they be called important?
L: I guess, the more we give importance to something the more thoughts it generates.
AP: But it’s a feeling of great power.
You know something is hurting and you are still walking. You know the mind is sad, it is almost feeling like crying out, and you are still speaking in a meditative way. It’s a feeling of, ‘You cannot touch me. I cannot be defeated.’
You think of a man, a crowd is beating him up black and blue, blows are landing on his face, on his chest, on his back, and he is still reciting a shlok, think of it, not that he is not experiencing the blow, not that pain is not arising; but he knows what is important; after a while he simply forgets.