Peace

  • “Find an absence of love, understanding and peace in your relationships? Its only because your relationships are devoid of a spiritual base.”

 

  • “No amount of knowledge about peace will give you peace.”

 

  • “When Love calls, do not resist. Go; That is where you will find peace. Do not fight that unreasonable urge. Surrender to your glorious defeat.”
  • “You do not know me.Neither are you coming here to me, nor are you running away from me. Find out: who wants to come? To whom are you coming? Who resists the coming? You are not coming to me, you are coming to your Self. You are not listening to me, you are listening to your Self.By not coming here, you may avoid this physical location. But can you get rid of yourself, your essence? When you come here, you come to your Home. It is not a man you are listening to, you are listening to your own pure voice. It is not the physical location that calls you, it is the call within. The call to return Home, at peace.If you don’t come to me, where else would you go? Wherever you would go, you would find me. One day, you may find me staring back at you from the mirror. One day, you may find me sitting right in the middle of your Heart.”

 

  • “Peace is not happiness; it is freedom from both happiness and sadness.”

 

  • “Asking ‘Am I peaceful?’ is an indication and a cause of disturbance. Let the question be ‘Am I disturbed?’ Answer: ‘Why else would I ask?’.”

 

  • “Misplaced desire is suffering, so is misplaced renunciation. Misplaced war is bad, so is misplaced peace. All is good, at its proper place.”

 

  • “Peace is peace in peace,obviously. But in this world of duality,there must be strife and war along with peace. Peace really means peace in war.”

 

  • “‘World Peace’ is a foolish concept. When there is peace, there is no world.”

 

  • “The root of all violence is an affixation with others, objects. A man attentive towards himself is immersed in peace. Interest is violence.”

 

  • “Peace does not mean that the mind is in an unchanging tranquil state. Mind is change. Peace means that in all states of mind, I am at peace.”

 

  • “If you are really a loving partner, a loving father, a loving being, you will assist the other as much as you can in moving towards her destiny, and we all have a common shared destiny.

    And that destiny is Peace.”

 

  • “Not only do you depend on God for your existence, your survival, your peace.

    God also depends on you.

    Just as you are in search of God, God too is in search of you.

    In fact, God is searching more intensely for you than you are searching for God.”

 

  • “When you are free of everything; when you are free of the world, free of yourself – you are wedded to Freedom.

    And to be wedded to Freedom is to have God as your spouse.

    God is the only rightful partner.

    Peace is the only lover.

    Truth is the only attraction.

    Nobody wants anything else; nobody has ever wanted anything else.”

 

  • “When so much of advice is available on how to get peace, how will one ever get peace?
    When so many people are intent upon telling you what to do with your life, how will you ever know what to do this moment?
    When you are repeatedly being told, and told, and told, about what Love means, what money means, what work is, what relationships are, what society is, what God is, how will you ever know any of these?”

 

  • “You can run all your life, and gather as many experiences as you want, and for as long as you want, yet if the mind is resting upon a flawed foundation, it will never gain peace.”

 

  • “Austerity is not about eating less or consuming less, it is about having a mind that thinks less, and even without thinking, it is at peace with itself.”

 

  • To ‘hope’ is to postpone that, which is available, today. ‘Hope’ is to postpone the good, and embrace the waiting.
    You look at the situation of the mind. It is a very peculiar situation. On one hand, it knows, that nothing less than the Total, the Ultimate, the Final, can bring Peace to it. It knows that. On the other hand, it also knows that the Total, the Ultimate, and the Final, mean the death of mind, as it has known itself. In the form it has known itself, it will be no more.

 

  • “Religion is that which brings you to your center of peace; not the center of disturbance, or violence.”

 

  • “When you rebel superficially, then your rebellion is a very tempestuous rebellion. There is a lot of sound and fury; there is a lot of shaking up and agitation. But when your rebellion is really-really deep, then it becomes a very peaceful rebellion.
    You rebel, you rebel deeply. But because you are so convinced that you cannot be defeated, so there is no agitation in your rebellion. Your rebellion is not that of the servant against the master; your rebellion is the command of the master himself. You are not rising against something, now your rebellion is just a rising.”

 

  • “When you have forgotten all about the Truth, then you are in the Truth.
    When you have forgotten all about Silence, then you are silent.
    When even the word ‘peace’, when even the memory of peace does not occur to you, then you are truly peaceful.
    Everything else is just an image.”

 

  • “Dreams are a wonderful indicator.
    They tell you that something needs to be done.
    They tell you that not everything is alright.
    They tell you that certain movement needs to happen.
    But you need to exactly find out what is it that the dream really wants; otherwise, the same dream that could have helped you move to quietness, and peace, and relaxation, would mislead you, as it misleads most people.
    Dreams are an important signal sent from the depth of your mind to the conscious mind.
    You need to interpret that signal properly.
    It appears that the objects of our dreams are different, but in some way all of us dream of the same One. Nobody has ever dreamt of anybody else. There is only One point that we all seek. That one point appears to our mind as different names, forms and shapes.
    Whenever you have desired, you have desired only One. Whenever you have dreamt, you have wanted only One. And it is easy to be misled, because that One appears in many forms.”

 

  • “A situation is a challenge only when you feel something about you is at stake.
    A thing becomes a problem only if you have something at stake, only when you feel that the external input, the external stimulus has the power to take something from you.
    One unnecessarily believes himself to be a handicap, and a challenge, or a problem comes in the form a thief and the thief takes away your crutches. And you suddenly discover that you can walk, not just walk, that you can even run.
    You have to value peace. You must know the value of peace. You have to come to the fact that peace is invaluable.
    And if you do not come to this fact, if you do not make the right decision, then the penalty is that you will suffer.”

 

  • “Peace is not available through the answers; Peace lies in the dissolution of the question itself.”

 

  • “With a wound on the hand you can still be peaceful, but with a wound on the psyche you can never be peaceful.”

 

  • “Peace cannot come from but all these disturbances can come from outside, and they do.”

 

  • “Let the mind be at peace, that is the only gratitude that you can offer.”

 

  • “You are highly agitated, yet peaceful.
    You are highly disturbed, yet peaceful.
    You are totally devoid of peace, yet totally peaceful.”

 

  • “Meditate in peace, not for the sake of peace.”

 

  • “If you are suspicious that you may lose your peace, then in being suspicious, you have already lost peace.”

 

  • “You are thinking, but even as you are thinking, you do not become the thinker.You remain settled in peace.”

 

  • “Meditation is that which arises from peace and brings you back to peace.”

 

  • “In not being this or that, the mind comes upon its essential Peace. This Peace is not an experience.”

 

  • “In awareness, you decide in peace. In peace, peace is the decision.”

 

  • “Awareness is the peaceful dissolution of consciousness.”

 

  • “The need of mind
    to get peace,
    clear of noise,
    to not to feel lonely
    but Total,
    that is Love.”

 

  • “Only a high-quality mind will have high-quality love. A mediocre mind cannot have deep love.
    Do not wonder whether he will love you; just look at the quality of his mind.
    A high-quality mind is a surrendered mind, one at peace with itself.”

 

  • “First you have to give up that within you which keeps you in the city and then you can be in the city and yet peaceful. It is not currently peace which keeps you wedded to the city. It is fear that keeps you wedded to the city.”

 

  • “Your destiny is so close to you that it doesn’t wait for time. Peace is your destiny.

    You will never reach.”

 

  • “Liberation is the great Silence that you are.
    Liberation is the great Peace that remains.”

 

  • “Samadhi is a tranquil mind, a peaceful mind, a mind that is not faced with problems, a mind that is properly placed.”

 

  • “There is great beauty when you are not in a resisting state. And the action is beautiful. Then there is love in action. And then there is peace. And great things get done.”

 

  • “In your various desires, in your various movements, ultimately all you want is Peace.” 

 

  • Seen anybody who wants anything except Peace? Even when you are chasing excitement, you are chasing Peace through excitement. Even when you are being violent, you want Peace through violence. Ultimately you want nothing except Peace.

 

  • “You must take God for granted, totally. Breathe properly. Live rightly. Let the mind be surrendered, devoted… Let the mind be at peace. That is the only gratitude that you can offer. Take care of you.”

 

  • “When mind is calm and peaceful, relaxed in immersion in its own source then the mind is not aggressive, violent or ambitious towards itself. When the mind is immersed in its own source that is called “Mind’s own health”.”

 

  • “When mind is calm and peaceful, relaxed in immersion in its own source then the mind is not aggressive, violent or ambitious towards itself. When the mind is immersed in its own source that is called “Mind’s own health”.”

 

  • “This is what we call as moods – External event disturbing my inner peace. An outside event is dominating my mind.”

 

  • “The mind is configured to detect only stress and tension. The mind is not configured to detect relaxation.”

 

  • “Yoga is needed only when a man experiences, contradictory forces. Only when a mind feels that it is divided between various segments of influence and the segments are contradicting and competing with each other; when the mind is in such a situation, then that which brings peace and resolution to the mind, is called Yoga.”

 

  • “Whenever the mind undertakes a mission, a task, it wants peace. We do not do anything in order to become more restless, more agitated, more disquiet. All our activities are aimed towards completion, fulfillment, peace.”

 

  • “When you have been living a life of peace and silence you would also know what to do in a crowd.”

 

  • “When, even if for a while, you can see, what it means to place your peace out of yourself, then in that moment, you just lose the energy to be addicted.”

 

  • “The mind is feeling bad, the body is trembling and falling apart, and yet there is an untouched center, which is at peace.”

 

  • “Instead of asking for dis-identification, rather identify yourselves fully; be dedicated fully, be owned fully, be committed and attached fully. In other words, be totally surrender to peace to completeness, which means not for a moment would you entertain thoughts that talk of incompleteness. Not for a moment, would you promote, that within yourself which calls yourself as limited, petty, afraid, insecure.”

 

  • “What does it mean to seek help from God? To seek help from God means, seeking peace from peace itself.”

 

  • “When you are going to the natural layer, you are going towards the center. Do you see this? From the external social layer, when you go to nature, you are actually not going to nature, but going closer to your center. That is why the company of nature provides all of us with the peaceful experiences. There is nothing special in nature; it’s just that nature is closer to that which gives peace. So you get peace by proxy. So you get peace in an indirect way.”

 

  • “Knowing Love The need of mind to get Peace, to settle into Understanding, to be clear of noise and be seated in Silence, to not to feel lonely but Total – that is Love.”

 

  • “Love is not something that has happen between two people, not at all. It is just the urge of the mind to settle into peace.”

 

  • “The really spiritual mind does not ask for peace, it already has peace; it asks for troubles.”

 

  • “Peace is not the end, peace is where you must begin.”

 

  • “What is meditation? What is prayerfulness? It is a movement into peace.”

 

  • “Noise will reduce only when Peace is first there. Peace will not come at the end of the noise. Peace must come in the beginning itself. Which means that no method should claim that at the end of the method lies liberation. Liberation must always lie at the beginning of the method.”

 

  • “Peace is your destiny, it is everyone’s destiny. But that destiny is a timeless destiny. You do not reach there after 10 years; you are there right now and because you are there right now hence this drama of not being there can continue endlessly. You can keep believing endlessly for centuries or millennia that you are not peaceful. You can keep believing that; participate in that drama only because you are already peaceful. So it doesn’t quite help to say that “everybody is destined to reach so I too will reach.” You will never reach. Believe me you will never reach.”

 

  • “What is full, does not demand your attention. What is full, does not make you restless, crazy, eager to seek a solution. What is full, just comes to a full stop. What is full, allows you to relax and retire. In fullness lies peace.”

 

  • “Your responsibility is not to chase liberation. Liberation will not come out of your chase. Your responsibility towards yourself is not about chasing peace, or love or freedom or pure being, none of this. If you are indulging in these chases then you are no different from a man who is chasing a house or a car or a woman. Your primary responsibility is to keep yourself clean of everything including all chases. That is, I repeat is the maximum you can do.”

 

  • “Shanti will not come only when your enemy goes away, shanti can come only when your friends too go away.”

 

  • “Motiveless action is not a desire. Motiveless action is not a fancy. Motiveless action is what we are born for. It is our reality and unless we live in it, we won’t be at peace.”

 

  • “Peace itself calls you to peace. That is the Guru. Guru is not something or somebody who lives in a Ashram.Your own peace which continuously beckons you, is the Guru.”

 

  • “Understand the universal order. The universal order is ‘submit your individual order and discover that you are the universal order’. The expression can never fight with the expresser and if you want to call yourself the part, the part can never fight with the total. Part arises from the total, goes back into the total. And that’s it.”

 

  • “That is the fundamental attraction: The mind wanting peace; the confused intellect wanting clarity. These wants are love.”

 

  • “The bugger does not even know that every thought is a disturbance. Peace is when thoughts are not there, not needed.”

 

  • “Whenever you have an attraction towards anything, please know who is really calling. Person is not calling you, Peace is calling you.”

 

  • “We do not know peace; we know agitation.”

 

  • “Real religion is to act in peace and act towards peace at every point.”

 

  • “If we can understand why we are not at peace with ourselves, we can also understand why we are not at peace with our neighbor and then with the neighboring state and then with the neighboring country and then with the entire universe.”

 

  • “With a wound on the hand you can still be peaceful but with a wound in the psyche you can never be peaceful.”

 

  • “If you are peaceful, then whatever you are doing is right. It does not matter what you are doing.”

 

  • “To be at peace with your limitation is the same as being limitless. Only when you are limitless can you be at peace with your limitations.”

 

  • “Do not meditate for peace, meditate in peace.”

 

  • “What is meditation? The very action of a peaceful mind is called meditation. Whatever you do in peace is meditation.”

 

  • “Meditation does not bring peace, meditation begins in peace. Peace is not the end of meditation; peace is the beginning of meditation.You cannot meditate in order to be peaceful. When you are peaceful, all is meditation.”

 

  • “Your efforts don’t further peace; peace furthers itself. Whatever you do in peace reinforces the peace. Whatever you do, believing in absence of peace only extends the apparent absence of peace.”

 

  • “When beneath the clutter of all the superficial desires, you go to the root of desire, you will find that your ultimate desire is peace.”

 

  • “Peace is an overflowing from your heart. Only when you have it, can you give to others.”

 

  • “When you are in peace, when you are in Silence, then you know how to behave with anything and everything.”

 

  • “No amount of knowledge about peace will give you peace.”

 

  • “Peace is neither energy nor force. Energy means change; Peace means non-movement.”

 

  • “You already know. There is nobody who does not know.”

 

  • “Peace is not about adjustment or reconciliation or diplomacy. Peace is about the right action. That alone is peace.”

 

  • “Peace and Truth are not objects to be known.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant


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