Once there is Love, there must be a roaring declaration
The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.
Questioner (Q): Acharya Ji, in one of your videos, you have mentioned that everybody gets to experience Him in few small moments, sometimes by luck, by chance. One has to maintain that. It is not like that once one has reached there, one will remain there forever. If one breaks attention and gets back to the world, one loses it.
You have also said that during your Satsangs, we are able to reach there. My question is: If one is actually there, why is one not able to recognize that? Why is that Joy not so big that we are able to recognize it?
Acharya Prashant (AP): You have to declare that it is ‘big’. It sounds absurd, but that’s what.
We are people of definitions and declarations.
What matters is not really the fact, but the declaration of the fact.
Till yesterday, the man and the woman were strangers. And today the priest says, “I declare you husband-and-wife”, and everything changes. So you have to declare yourself ‘the wife’, otherwise things will remain the way they are. You will stand right in front of the man, the declaration won’t come, and you will find yourself receding.
Love requires that you finally give it your respectful consent.
You have to say, “I do.”
Even to God, you have to say, “I do.”
‘Say’ means — actually, literally, physically, mentally. Say.
You have to commit yourself in whichever way you can, you have to physically hold the hand.
Otherwise, there would be closeness, and separation.
Q: In acknowledging, it is some…
AP: Acknowledging and declaring it to yourself.
Truth is Freedom, and Freedom does not enforce itself upon anybody. It waits for your free consent. So, in all your freedom, you have to declare your consent.
“Yes, as a free being I declare that I am in love, and committed.” Unless that declaration is there, the inner thoughts and intentions, this-this-this, they will amount to something, but nothing much.
Q: So, we actually are going through these moments of Truth. But since we are not acknowledging it, we don’t really explain the mind…