Who is Acharya Prashant?

Acharya Prashant
4 min readMay 8, 2020
Source: The Statesman

Following in an excerpt from a biography of Acharya Prashant published in a leading Indian newspaper.

History has witnessed numerous social reformers who have worked tirelessly to bring justice, peace, and equality to humanity. Their sole mission has been to help society become free from its illusions — those illusions that bring suffering to the mind! Their inclusionist approach helped individuals look beyond their tiny ‘I’ centric worlds.

This story is about one such personality: His distinctiveness lies not in the fact that he could realise the ultimate Indian utopia of first becoming an IITian, then clearing CAT as a 100 percentiler, and then also cracking the UPSC, but due to his path-breaking contribution in helping millions across the globe realise their spiritual ideals.

He has authored more than 25 books on spirituality, is leading a non-profit organisation, and is well-known for his staunch criticism and rebuttal of superstitions tossing around in the name of spiritual knowledge.

He is Acharya Prashant!

He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad and an ex-Civil servant. At quite an early age, Prashant realized the real joy of life is in working for ‘what is actually right’ instead of ‘what is right for me’.

When one looks at his birth and childhood, it becomes difficult to say whether he was born as an extraordinary genius or he earned his stars in due course of time with his diligence and devotion. Apart from having an IIT-IIM-Civil Services background, there is a lot that will inspire you about his journey and his mission.

After a short stint as a Civil Servant and corporate, he went on to become an Entrepreneur and founded an organization named Advait Life Education. He has been working for more than a decade answering innumerable questions and helping people come out of their miseries and live a meaningful life.

He is an embodiment of wisdom, a guide and a mentor to millions. His mission is to make wisdom so widely available, and so easily understandable that no one can say they could not find help in their lives.

In today’s times of disarray and chaos, where everyone is disorganized and confused about their real purpose in life, the volunteers working at his…

Acharya Prashant