Liberation lies in not even wanting liberation

Acharya Prashant
1 min readJul 26, 2020

When we say that we must be liberated, we are saying that we must be liberated from — hope. If you are to be liberated from hope, can you hope for Liberation?

What is ‘Liberation’ then?

Liberation lies in not even wanting Liberation.

Liberation lies in not wanting, even Liberation.

Not wanting even Liberation — and that is the ‘desireless action’ of Krishna.

And that is the love of the Saints.

You work, not so that you would be somehow benefited from the work, you work because you love the other.

Even to work for the other, with the expectation that by working for the other your own Liberation would be facilitated, you are just playing in the hands of hope. The reason to work has to be — self-love, desireless action.

Watch the full video here.

You are welcome to know more about Acharya Prashant and the work of the Foundation. You can also contact the Foundation directly.