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What is Meditation? || Acharya Prashant, on Vivekachudamani (2018)

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Just as gold, by thorough heating and fire gives-up its impurities and gains its own lustre. So too, the mind through meditation sheds its impurities of sattva, rajas and tamas and attains the nature of Brahma.  

~ Vivekachudamani (Verse No.: 362)

Questioner: Dear Acharya Ji,

Is meditation the understanding? That’s what the talk is about? What is meant by purifying the mind through meditation?

At many places, is mentioned the practice of meditation. So Acharya Ji, what is this practice about? Is there any methodless method to attain the unchanged  understanding or meditative state?

Please guide. Continue reading

What is Sin? || Acharya Prashant, on Vivekachudamani and Bible (2018)

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Acharya Prashant: Nimisha has quoted Vivekachudamani:

A teacher is one, who is well versed in the scriptures, pure, unaffiliated by desire, a perfect knower of the supreme, who continuously abides in the supreme, who is as calm as the fire that has burnt-up its fuel, who is a spontaneous ocean of mercy that needs no cause for its expression, an intimate friend to all good people, who surrender to him.

~ Vivekachudamani (Verse 33)

So, she is asking what it means to be sinless?

In the Bible it is said that man was born from the original sin that stemmed from Adam and Eve, in the garden of Eden The Lord Jesus Christ had all the above mentioned qualities and died on the cross, to redeem a man of him. Yet the world is mired in sin and suffering like never before.

Please help me understand sin and sinlessness in right context. Continue reading