Respect

  • “After a few years of a soul-sapping routine, you stop feeling bad about it. Corpses don’t complain. The reward is respectability and progress”

 

  • “Respect that precludes closeness is not Love, and not even Respect”

  • “What do we try to save? Stuff of mind like respectability, relations, future. For the imaginary stuff, we lose the real.”

 

  • “The body-identified person respects the doer. The mind-identified person respects the thinker. The unidentified person respects realization.”

 

  • “Do not ask,”Do you respect me, love me?” Enquire whether he is capable of respecting and loving. Most people cannot love- anybody, anything.”

 

  • “If you really want change then start respecting the small.”

 

  • “The immature rebel shows disrespect; the mature rebel is just detached.”

 

  • “You, as a form, can respect the Formless only by respecting His forms.”

 

  • “It is alright to not to be respectable.
    It is alright to not have all those things that grown up, mature ones are supposed to have.
    It is alright to sometimes just run naked like a child.
    It is alright sometimes even to harm yourself a little, or let the harm come to you.
    It is alright to wonder what the whole thing is about.”

 

  • “Real Love is marked by a sense of Great Respect.”

 

  • “Sex is beautiful only if you can see the divine in the other. Sex is beautiful only if the body is not just body, but a temple. A temple, at the center of which, God himself sits. Do not try to have sex with someone, you cannot see as a God or a Goddess. If you cannot worship the feet of a woman, if you cannot respect her, if you cannot surrender to the woman, don’t try to have sex. And that is same for the woman too. If you are not looking at the body as the temple, then touching the other is just rape. In fact, almost as a ritual, you must worship before touching. And again, almost as a ritual, you must bow down, after the act. Not push her away and turn to the other side, because you are now finished, done with, and you want to now, snore.”

 

  • “Sex can either be the most abject humiliation, or the deepest respect.”

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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