Guilt is when you are actually the culprit

Acharya Prashant
2 min readJul 15, 2020

You know what ‘guilt’ is?

Guilt is when you are actually the culprit.

Guilt is, when you are doing something wrong, and you know that.

If inadvertently, totally, without your involvement, or cooperation, something happens, then you are not guilty. Are you?

‘Guilt’ is when with your consciousness, with your approval, with your involvement, you are still letting evil to happen, actually abetting it.

That is when you are ‘guilty’.

And all suffering is guilt.

You cannot suffer without being guilty.

Existence is not unjust, in this dimension.

If you find yourself suffering, know that you are guilty.

Don’t say that you are helpless, you are guilty. And you are willingly guilty. There is much that you can do. Alright, there is at least something that you can do. You are not doing it. Or there is much that you can stop, or there is something that you can stop, but you are not stopping it. So you are guilty.

There is something within your power that you are not letting happen, and therefore you are being eaten away from inside. Therefore something is gnawing at your mind. You are not able to pardon yourself.

Some people call it ‘the conscience’.

It is not ‘the conscience’, it is the ‘guilty consciousness’.

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