Morality

  • “Morality, a deceptive substitute to religion.”

 

  • “The world arouses your sensual pleasures in a thousand ways, and simultaneously raises moral taboos against arousal. The result is guilt. Provocation and guilt hollow the mind and sap away its strength. The only way is to avoid both provocation and guilt. Catch yourself being provoked, tempted and ashamed in ways subtle and gross.”

 

  • “The entire universe comes together as the body. Let the body be; don’t try to control it, don’t impose morality upon it, don’t be afraid of it. To be afraid of the body is to be afraid of existence.”

 

  • “No-decency doesn’t mean indecency. It means beyond decency. That is dignity.”

 

  • “Someone is thinking about Jalebi (a famous sweet of India); someone is thinking about Moksha. One is thinking about sex, the other is thinking about Samadhi.

    It doesn’t matter what you are ‘thinking’ about. To differentiate between thoughts is just morality — one thought is good, one thought is bad; one thought is low, one thought is high.

    Thought itself is the nemesis! Not the object of thought as such.”

 

  • “When somebody who is attached to you via the body, sees, that the command of the body is no more being followed by you and by the other person, then all of a sudden he realizes the tremendous power of Truth. He sees — that there might be an entire past of many decades connecting me to this person yet when the Truth shines then past has no meaning.
    Your relationship might be of sixty years, but one moment of Truth, one glimpse of Truth obliterates all those sixty years. In the language of morality, this sounds like being disloyal, does it not? “That one moment of some God-damn realization and you forgot our age-old real relationship! Is this your fidelity? Is this what our relationship means to you? So cheap!” Tell them — “Yes”.
    One moment of Truth is bigger than sixty-years of any relationship or sixty-thousand years.”

 

  • “Man likes to be governed by morality rather than spirituality.”

 

  • “Morality makes the mischief of the world your personal suffering.”

 

  • “When Krishna says, “As I am in myself, so I am in you, and so I am in the rest of the world,” he obviously means that the body does not mean anything. And then how can parents matter, when the body does not mean anything?
    Do you see the inconsistency, how in the same breath we talk of being truthful towards parents and then we quote the Gita? How can somebody quote the Gita and still assign virtuosity to the family structure?
    Krishna is all the time saying, “The family does not matter,” and the family is the supporting pillar of your morality. To be with Krishna, is to be totally beyond morality. Krishna does not at all bother about the family. In fact, he is getting Arjun to slaughter his family.”

 

  • “The world is able to cheat you and deceive you only because you don’t observe it closely.
    You are so afraid of the world, your morality prevents you from going close to the world.
    You just want to maintain a particular image of the world without trying to know what the world factually and really is.
    You do not go close to it.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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