The Great Magic of Scriptures

Acharya Prashant
5 min readAug 25, 2020

The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Question: Acharya Ji, While reading and meditating on Nitnem, something happened within me which is difficult to explain. And this happening is same while we were reading Ashtavakra Gita and Upanishads.

These words do not create any images, but they take away my chains and cut me down. Whatever we see around, most of the combinations of the alphabets a-z in this world, all that is, is just with an agenda — to protect our ego, or fear, or greed. But when these same letters a-z, combine to produce the Japuji Sahib or Ashtavakra Gita, why is there a magic?

Acharya Prashant Ji: There is just a magic! The ‘why’ is not necessary. But if you are asking, I will speak on it.

There is a Sacredness, a Trueness, that is at the root of the world.

The world keeps changing, coming and going, the Trueness remains.

The world is many things.

To the Lover of the Truth, the world is an expression of the Truth.

To the hater of the Truth, the world is a competitor of the Truth.

Do you see how the meanings of the world can change, according to the mind that is looking at the world?

If you are the lover of the Truth, the world is a manifestation of the Truth.

If you are a worshipper of the Truth, then the world is an offering, a gift, a prasad from the Truth.

Whereas, if you are a hater of the Truth, somebody who loves to say that the Truth doesn’t exist, then the world is a substitute to the Truth.

If you hate the world, if you hate the Truth, you would say, “There is no Truth. There is only the world, the material world.” So what does the world become? A substitute, a competitor.

It depends on who you are.

Those who love the Truth their world becomes truthful, everything in their world gets arranged to serve the Truth.

It comes from the Truth, it serves the Truth.

It serves the Truth, so more comes from the Truth.

More comes from the Truth, there is more to serve the Truth.