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Question: Dear Acharya Ji, Pranam. I have observed that the mind gets colored with the subject, that I get myself involved into. Firstly, it was Osho, Krishnamurthy guruji, Adi Shankaracharya, Romy and Ashtavakra and now the subject is you. Ever since, I came in touch with you, I feel colored with you. When will it happen that I settle down in my real nature of the source where am I going wrong? When will my search end? What am I missing?
Request for your help.
Acharya Prashant: You are making a fundamental mistake. You are treating the Teachers as colour pots. You are treating them as subjects.
By your own admission, you say, ‘I have observed that the mind gets colored with the subject that I get myself get involved with’.
Teachers are not subjects.
You do not read them.
You get read in their light.
Do you get the difference?
Please meditate. You do not read a teacher, you get read in the light of the Teacher. You get read. You read yourself. If you say that you are using the Teacher to colour yourself, then the basic material is remaining the same. The poor Teacher is just the colour on the surface. And you are stubborn and insistent that you will not allow the Teacher to penetrate deep enough.
Colours do not change the cloths, or do they? Colours do not change the wall or do they? Colours do not change the car, or do they?
You asked what the mistake is, you are making.