Fulfilling your deepest dream

Acharya Prashant
4 min readJun 29, 2020

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

Questioner: I was reading about the two kind of dreams that we dream. I read the first one, which is we are trying to fulfill that we are not and the second one is more like visionary and I stop; and then I could not read any further. I would like if you can expand on that the second kind of the dream that you talked about.

Acharya Prashant: Yes.

We live in dreams; every dream is a hope. Man is a creature that lives in time, in hope, in future.

Hopes, dreams are of two kinds — one something better will happen to me in the future, I find that I am not alright right now and I want to improve, I want betterment, I say it will come to me in the future; that is one kind of dream, a way of hoping then the other one is — I observe myself and I find myself hoping and dreaming and wishing and I say, “No, this is not my nature, I must live in my nature, I must not live in hope.” Now, this a strange hope, the hope to not hope, the desire to come to the end of all desires.

There is one kind of desire that feeds desire, that fuels desire, that ask for more desires. That is how we normally desire, right? One desire leads to another one and then there is a desire to end.

The desire to end is the essence of all spirituality. In that ending is infinite life. In that hope is the termination of all hopes. That is the dream that wakes you up. The dream to get rid of dreams, is the dream that wakes you up.

In fact, that is the dream that you cannot have without the support, the inner support of awakening.

Only when you are in contact with your inner awakening, then you dream to wake up.

You desire to wake up. Otherwise, all desires are towards remaining desirous. The pattern wants to continue, the ego wants to roll on. The whole thing, the system has a certain momentum that does not want to expire, and that is all so habitual and that is all so logical, that is all within cause and effect. But reasonlessly, causelessly; it sometimes happens that one desires to be free of desire. That desire has no cause, that desire has no real objective in the sense we used the word objectives. That is the second kind of…