Beneath your simple looking life, is there real freedom?

Acharya Prashant
5 min readOct 21, 2020

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

Can you honestly, seriously, bring yourself to find out whether you are free from authority? It needs a tremendous inquiry into yourself, great awareness.

From that clarity comes a totally different kind of action, an action that is not fragmentary, that is not divided politically or religiously — it is a total action.

~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Question: Dear Acharya Ji, Pranaam! Having read chapters and watched a few videos of Jiddu Krishnamurti it is clearly seen how conditioned, dependent I have been. So, the mind is relatively free. There is no question and I don’t have questions to ask you. There is no confusion and I don’t have any questions to ask too.

Acharya Ji, is being in attention and living simply enough? What do I do or inquire now, or simply relax?

Acharya Prashant (AP): In the Mathematics books in school, in university, there used to be chapters. Obviously, the books have chapters, and the chapters have theories, theorems, proofs, illustrations, examples to begin with. And one goes through the chapters, one dwells on the theorems, one reads the proofs, one looks at the solved examples, and one feels that one has totally grasped the subject.

“I have totally understood, how the thing is beginning, and how one is coming to the various formulae, and what are the various forms and versions of the same formula. And the chapter has also told me what are the applications of the formula”

And one feels reasonably confident that one is now the master of the subject. And then after all the theory and the illustrations are the unsolved problems, the questions. Is that not the regular format in Mathematics, Physics, rather in most of the subjects?

So when you go through the description, the detailing, you start feeling as if you have fully comprehended, till you come to the unsolved questions. Now you will be tested. And now…

Acharya Prashant