The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner: What is aloneness?

Acharya Prashant: Aloneness is not being free of others and living without others. Aloneness is to live without oneself. Aloneness does not have much to do with the so-called ‘others’, aloneness has everything to do with the one called ‘oneself’. Others appear many, appear outside but are…