The work of a saint is internal

Acharya Prashant
4 min readMar 12, 2023

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

Question: Dear Sir, a few questions:

1. Why am I so attracted to the personality and mannerisms of all my teachers, often curious about their lives than the truth of their teachings?

2. When I read Jiddu Krishnamurti(JK), am I conditioned by him?

3. Is JK’s method really ‘via negativa’ all the time? Why does he keep denying being a guru when that is all he does?

4. How can we justify living in comfort when there are people out there on the streets who are hungry? How could Osho and JK live lives of comfort knowing this?

5. The problem of mental suffering can be solved, but does the inequity in life lie in physical suffering then? For instance, two sharp minds that see the truth may have different levels of suffering based on their physical state.

6. Is pain mostly the starting point of wisdom? (A wound is a place where light enters you- Rumi)

7. Is the universe simply an act of becoming, of hurtling forward?

Acharya Prashant (AP): What you are experiencing is love.

It is a demand of the integration of love to want to know all and everything about the beloved, to reach out and…