The one answer to every question

Acharya Prashant
2 min readMay 26, 2020

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

Listener 1: In Avadhuta Gita, it looks like for every question, there is only one answer.

Acharya Prashant: Yes! And what is that one answer?

L1: That it is the Self.

AP: No. The answer is that the question is stupid,’ and hence there is no answer. Silence is the answer.

L1: So, is there any expression of love in this?

AP: This is love. The ego being attracted to the peace of the Self; that attraction is called love. The mind is restless; it wants to get rest, peace, silence. This want is love.

Bhakti yog and Gyan yog are not at all different.

But because we live in differences, so we want to ensure and believe that Gyan and Bhakti are different. That’s why in a text of Advait Vedanta, the bhakti yogis are rarely interested. They say, “No, but it is not talking about love.” But what else do you read here? It is love, love and love, nothing else. We want to divide. We want to categorize this as that and that as something else.

When a Dattatreya speaks, he is beyond categorization. You can’t call him as talking of Advait or Vedanta or gyan or bhakti.