Acharya Prashant on Zen: To love somebody, love like a nobody

Acknowledgement kills the ego.

*Relevance to my life-* I love a lot of people, a lot in my life but not all of them know this. I find it difficult to put my love for others in words. People around me are always unsatisfied because they expect the love they give me, to be reciprocated the same way. I rarely do that. I always feel this guilt also that why I can’t tell them how much I love them (mostly parents), others and all. But my actions do. You can’t hide anything in yourself. It is a relief to know this, yes maybe not like them but I also express my love in my own way. Moreover, I know it, I live  it and it’s in my everything I do, so I don’t have to be sad really. That’s no more a problem. But I will still try to express my love verbally to people also. I am blessed to have very understanding people always around me, they always see a soft side in me and my love for others, no matter how tough and rigid I try to act. That’s silly because I don’t want that side to come out but NVM. Somebody said the same thing to me in YlC also. I was like, “damn it, NO.” 

Acharya Prashant

If you love, love openly


Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practising meditation with a certain Zen master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her.

One of them wrote her a love letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply. 

The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over, Eshun arose, addressing the one who had written to her, she said. “If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now.”

AP:We all got the text, right?

We all have heard it. It’s just about acknowledging, is it not? The whole life, the whole game of suffering, the whole thirst for spiritual attainment, is that not all about acknowledging?

You see, there can be only two things:

Either you…

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