Man-made stuff will not bring you to peace

Acharya Prashant
1 min readJul 23, 2020

Man has emerged out from the jungle but the jungle has not gone out of the man.

The ancient man needed salvation but he took a wrong turn, he used his mind to reach salvation. The result is that, not only did he retain his existing miseries but he actually compounded them. The ancient man had two problems; body and ignorance. The body demanded security and survival and ignorance led to fear.

The modern man still has body as the problem but he has replaced ignorance with knowledge and knowledge is the bigger problem. So, the attempt to get rid of the problems that ancient man faced has resulted in bigger problems.

It has resulted in bigger problems because the mind can never be the problem solver, if you use the mind to come up with anything, be it an invention or a religion, the attempt to get peace will fail.

Neither man-made inventions nor man-made religions can bring you to peace, the answer lies in simple stillness, the answer lies in innocent faith.”

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