Liberation

  • “The liberated one is a displeasure to the world.”

 

  • “What is liberation?
    Joy of life – simple, direct, ordinary.
    Any search for a special is futile and deceptive.
    Be liberated from your search.”

 

  • “Consciousness is an illusion.
    Levels of consciousness, placing man higher than animals or matter, are illusory.
    Liberation is the supreme illusion.”

 

  • “Liberation is the last, and the most deceptive, recourse of Maya.
    All diseases can be treated. But liberation is a medicine that has no cure.”

 

  • “Liberation lies in being liberated from oneself.”

 

  • “A ‘better world’ is just imaginary.
    Befits the world to be as seductive, deceptive and mean as possible.
    Liberation means nothing if easy.”

 

  • “To a mind conditioned over ages, freedom cannot come on its own.
    Experience will not liberate. Only a dedicated conscious effort will help.”

 

  • “Liberation is to know that there is nobody to be liberated.
    The bonded entity itself is the fundamental illusion.”
  • “If life is not loveless, would you still talk of liberation?”
  • “The liberated one is liberated from maintaining liberation.”
  • “There is no Home to be reached, you are Home.
    There is no liberation to be attained.
    You will never, never be liberated because you are already liberated.”
  • “Liberation will not begin for you.
    You are the one who begins and end in liberation.”
  • “Nobody promises you anything except liberation.”
  • “Suffering has reasons.
    Liberation is reasonless.”
  • “Q. Is liberation of the Self a gradual process, or something instantaneous?

    AP: It is neither.
    Liberation is another name of the Self.
    The Self, by nature, is already liberated.
    One is always and already liberated.”

  • “Liberation is the great Silence that you are.
    Liberation is the great Peace that remains.”
  • “You will never get liberation if you search for liberation.
    The very search is bondage.”
  • “If you have lost liberation, then what within you is searching for liberation?”
  • “Only bonded beings talk of liberation.”
  • There is nothing called personal liberation.
    There can only be liberation from the personal.

 

  • “We have been accustomed to thinking that the Liberated One, that the one who has attained Moksha or Nirvana, behaves in a cool, composed, poised, elegant way. We have a certain image of the Buddha—walking nicely, smilingly gently, speaking softly, not being rude or harsh, offering a gentle touch, not hurting or killing, acting very very wisely, acting very intelligently (Intelligently, in our own sense, whatever ‘we’ call as intelligence). We have that particular image of the Liberated One.

    The liberated one is a mad one, He cannot sleep at nights.

    The Liberated One has no obligation to conform to your image of the liberated one.”

  • “The Liberated One would be known only by his madness, by His apparent chaos.
    A holy anarchy is what He would be living in.”
  • “That is one mark of the liberated one: He is someone who has stopped following orders, even his own order.”
  • “What Moksha do you want?You are already the liberated one.”

  • “To have a liberated one as your lover is the greatest blessing, and the greatest punishment.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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