• “Ego is good, nice, beautiful but only when friends with the Self.”


  • “When the mind is not divided, then there is a special quality about it.”


  • “ All that you can do is: When ‘The Way’ comes to you, don’t block it.”


  • “Where there is self-consciousness, there is world consciousness. There is no being in it.”


  • “Body is memory, body is conditioning. Let the conditioned remain conditioned, but ‘you’ must operate on awareness. Memory is not a substitute for awareness.”


  • “Body as a machine has to be conditioned. But man has to be unconditional.”


  • “If you fail to comprehend me, turn inwards.
    To understand the Truth, you require a Mind full of Intelligence or a Heart full of Love.”


  • “When something is absolutely stupid, intelligence cannot defeat it.
    For stupidity to be corrected by intelligence, stupidity must first have at least a modicum of intelligence.”


  • “To be human is to have a body of earth and a heart of the sky. If you just have a body of earth with no heart, then you are a puppet, not a human being. Even a puppet has a body, even a puppet moves. To be human is something totally different. To be human is to have the sky in your heart — that great silent vastness in your heart. Then you are human.”


  • “Anger cannot be right in isolation. If everything else about you is wrong and petty, then anger too is bound to be wrong and petty. Do not be too bothered with the problem of anger. Do not try to look at the one fragment of mind and quarantine it.
    The quality of your life is also the quality of your anger. When life is genuine, then anger is also genuine. When life is fake, then all you have is fake anger. When life has depth, then anger too has depth. When life is shallow, then anger is mere poking and pinching.”


  • “What takes you to your beautiful Heart is beautiful.”


  • “The Sun never rises for closed eyes.”


  • “The honest man has just One priority.”


  • “When there in Innocence in the Heart, only then is there Intelligence in the mind.”


  • “To be a human is to have Sky in the Heart and Earth in the body.”
  • “There can be no intelligence without innocence. Innocence is the very environment of intelligence.”


  • “The innocent mind catches itself acting clever.
    Only in deep innocence one sees his deep cunningness.
    Innocence is cleverer than cleverness.”


  • “Only two minds culminate in faith: Either a sharp intellect, or simple innocence.”


  • “For Innocence, look into the eyes of animals.
    For Truth,listen to the birds.
    For Reality,touch some sand.
    For repulsion, look at a man’s face.”


  • “Mental health is such a stranger to us. We start feeling uneasy in our rare moments of simple innocence.”


  • “Where does innocence come from?
    Innocence comes from nowhere.
    Cunningness comes from here and there.”


  • “There can be no intelligence without innocence.
    Innocence is the very environment of intelligence.”


  • “When I don’t lurk around probing,
    Nor stalk in salacious achieving,
    It’s just Joy experiencing its Joy,
    Truth in its own innocence shining.”


  • “Foolishness clutches and memorizes.
    Intelligence understands and forgets.
    The fool lives from memory; the intelligent one is forgetful.”


  • “You have to be very intelligent to realise how intelligent He is.”


  • “Intelligence is the ability to differentiate the accidental from the Essential.”


  • “There is no sin; there is only stupidity.
    One is not unethical; one is just unintelligent.”


  • “Would you continue to act puzzled with the myriad reflections of the Sun in the lake?”


  • “Intelligence is fully yours, and yet you cannot own it.”


  • “Our knowledge is, in some areas, pretty detailed as well and it’s quite amazing, the extent to which human intelligence has gone and created this knowledge and other human beings have absorbed it and are putting it to use. Now, having known this much, is it not strange, what you read in newspapers? “Man quarrelling with man, nation quarrelling with nation, husband quarrelling with wife, neighbour quarrelling with neighbour, man quarrelling with himself!”
    When we find nobody else to engage, we are busy fighting ourselves. And we know so much.
    We know so much. Yet basics of life – jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, small happenings in our environment seem to shake us up.”


  • “Spirituality is Intelligence manifested.
    The spiritual mind is sharp, incisive, and simply understands.
    Dumbness is a lack of spirituality.”


  • “Mind is brain plus intelligence.
    This intelligence does not come from anywhere, this is entirely yours.”


  • “Intelligence is purely yours, no one can give it to you and no one can take it away from you. It is yours. In fact, to say it is yours is not accurate. It is what you are.”


  • “There is only one way to know – to let intelligence operate in attention.”


  • “When you are listening, you just listen; and in that listening, there is the dance of intelligence and you just understand.”


  • “Knowledge is the whole movement of mind.Intelligence is the settlement of mind.

    Be seated in intelligence.

    Knowledge can used as a resource.”


  • “Knowledge can be your slave, but you have to be a slave of intelligence.”


  • “When it comes to the world, do not believe any good news.Intelligence.

    When it comes to the Truth, do not believe any bad news.”


  • “Intelligence is purely yours, no one can give it to you and no one can take it away from you. It is yours. In fact, to say it is yours is not accurate. It is what you are.”


These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant


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