Following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.
Questioner: Is there anything that I can do to have realization in this point of time apart from waiting? Or should I do something?
Acharya Prashant: No, nothing.
In fact, you have already said something important. You have already realized that waiting is so important.
But this waiting must be a very passive waiting; a very inactive waiting. You cannot actively wait. You cannot count minutes and hours and years. It has to be a very passive waiting.
You are not even waiting, you must forget that you are waiting. That kind of waiting. Not the kind of waiting that you have on a railway platform.
Because active waiting is arrogance. You are in some sense wanting the other to comply by your wish. Wanting the train to arrive as per your wish — that is active waiting.
Passive waiting means that, ‘I do not know whether you will come, I do not know whether you should come, I do not even know whether you exists, yet, I wait.
And this waiting is no obligation upon you to arrive. I wait without bothering you to come. You may come, you may not come, I do not even know whether you exist, yet, I wait’.
That kind of waiting.
Very dormant, very sleepy waiting.
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