How does change come about?

Acharya Prashant
2 min readJan 15, 2020

By honest effort to understand. To really know what is going on. We are trying to really really understand the matter. We are not trying to put the blame on someone. In fact, we are more than prepared to turn inwards. We are prepared to say that we are the cause of our so-called misery, nobody else causes it. There is no point blaming it on foreign occupation, or this and that.

If I really want change, I have to look at myself. This ‘looking at oneself’ is called spirituality. That is the only way through which any real and meaningful change can come. Otherwise, there are a thousand ways to keep pampering oneself and keep deceiving oneself. We will raise great institutions, we will have collective actions, we will do this and that.

But collective action won’t help. Institutional interventions won’t help because after all, it is man’s mind that is behind all collectivism, and all institutional action.

Man’s mind has to change.

The fundamental problem is the darkness in the human mind.

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