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Question: Pranaam, Acharya Ji.
A few days ago, during my usual morning work commute, I was watching your video on mansahar – flesh consumption, you called that the biggest sin and although I am a vegetarian, my heart cried. My eyes got filled with tears in the middle of the World Trade Center.
My question is how heart can be the pradhan, the prime one always?
Because tears definitely bring peace or sukh. There is no difference between heart and peace. And tears are just one kind of expression of heart.
Acharya Prashant: When one discovers the joy of living by the heart, then the heartfulness reveals itself, expresses itself, in tears as well as laughter. Tears are beautiful, tears are important. Laughter too is not bad. If you can laugh, especially upon yourself, then witnessing has taken over. And if your mind can cry without reason, and inexpressible melancholy can posses you, even in the middle of all your possessions, achievements.
If in the moment of your worldly glory, you can still sense that something extremely important is amiss and your eyes well up in tears, then tears too our beautiful.