Self-awareness

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

 

  • “ You are born so that you may be Born.”

 

  • “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.”

 

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

 

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

 

  • “ Being what you are, you will be found where you must be. So instead of worrying about your whereabouts, you should be concerned about ‘Who Am I?’First look at what you are and let life unfold from your being.”

 

  • “ Siddharth Gautam is physical conditioning. It will always exist for the body. No body can go against that. By going against nature, man has been defying his physical conditioning. In fact, going against nature is in the same plane as nature.”

 

  • “Only a Buddha can go beyond nature because he is neither with nor against nature. By going beyond, he is firmly seated in nature.”

 

  • “ Buddha is in the centre and Gautam on the periphery. When the center is firm everything in the circle falls in place. And this is faith.”
  • “Everything that you think of as the world is nothing but ‘you’.Everything that you think of as ‘you’ is nothing but the world.Sans your thoughts, the world and the conception of ‘you’, there is a vast nothingness and that is what you really are.”

 

  • “The honest man has just One priority”

 

  • “You are a candle. A candle is a process of matter subliming into light. A candle appears to be just material till the time it is not lighted. And after it is set aflame, the matter starts disappearing into light.This is the process of self-awareness: matter to light. For light to be bright, matter will have to be lost. This burning is not your death, it is your coming alive. Burn fast, burn bright.”

 

  • “Is self-awareness must for everybody? I don’t know. But it is surely must for me. Without self-awareness, how do I say anything about others?”

 

  • “An insecure, fearful mind is due to lack of self-awareness. All identities, sense of self, obtained from outside can be taken away. Hence, fear.”

 

  • “Till one does not understand his mind-machine, he has no right to talk of love. Funnily, the most self-unaware ones ‘fall’ the most in love.”

 

  • “An insecure, fearful mind, is due to lack of self-awareness. All identities, sense of self, obtained from outside can be taken away. Hence, fear.” 

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These quotes have come from talks and writings of Acharya Prashant

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