Commitment is possible only to the immense

Acharya Prashant
2 min readJul 27, 2020

Commitment is possible only to something immense, only to something far bigger than yourself. Commitment is possible only to something that is so infinite that it simply absorbs the whole of you.

And therefore, commitment is such a virtuous and relieving thing. It relieves you of yourself once you are committed to something, you are gone, finished.

The thing takes total possession of you, but for the thing to take total possession of you, it must be immense.

On the contrary, if you are committing yourself to something or somebody that is just like you, how will that thing take total possession of you? How will the little take total possession of the little? There can be, at best, a superficial proximity. There can be no dissolution. That’s what attachment is, superficial proximity.

Love is another matter altogether.

In Love, one is courageous beyond the need for self-preservation and security. One is committed to something very real, very beautiful, very overwhelming.

One says it’s so charming and so valuable that one must obtain it even at the cost of one’s life. That’s Love.

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