Easy is easy but do you like the easy?

Acharya Prashant
2 min readSep 8, 2020

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

Listener: Everything seems to be very easy like a child’s play.

Acharya Prashant: Depends on whether we let it remain easy. It is easy-as easy as breathing, as easy as picking this petal up, as easy as loving.

But mankind had a way of complicating the easiest. Is not Love the most complicated thing that happens to a man? Don’t we entangle that which is the straightest? Don’t we make a mess of all that which is simply direct? Don’t we create a distance from that which is always available?

So it is easy, but the question is: For whom? If you are the one who has a love for ease, then it is easy. But if you are someone who has become too trained into complications then you will not like it if it is easy. You see, if it is easy for you, it gives you nothing to boast about. You feel that you have achieved something only if you have a problem in front of you, only if you have a complication in front of you.

Man loves problems, that is why man creates problems.

Unless you have problems, how will you prove that you are somebody.

When there is a problem and you have a sense of overcoming it, then not only you overcome the problem, you also gain existence