What is meant by ‘Oneness with all’?

Acharya Prashant
4 min readSep 25, 2019

Listener: What is the meaning of: meeting the other person with Oneness?

Acharya Prashant:

Meeting the other person with Oneness, does not imply — being one with the other ‘person’. It means — you are one within, even as you look at the diverse world of many-ness, spread in space around you.

Outside you might be fragments, distinctions, numbers, diversities, within is no such fragmentation.

How does fragmentation arise within?

It arises within, when the within becomes a mirror of the without.

If that which is outside you, gains a part of you, then you get divided.

Take this, right now.

Here is me. If you take me as someone outside of you, then this figure will occupy a bit of mental space. (Referring to a listener in the audience) There is him, he too will occupy a bit of mental space. (Pointing at the collage of posters designed on Acharya Ji’s quotes) One of these posters will occupy a bit of mental space. May be this colour appeals to you, this too will occupy some space. The brand of this equipment may be nice, that too will occupy some space. So, the divisions outside, will become the divisions inside.

Nothing outside of you should be allowed to occupy you within, because ‘the Within’ is the sacred province of the Absolute.

And the Absolute knows no divisions or fragments.

Inside must sit ‘the One’, and outside the world may keep taking various forms and shapes.

That is Oneness.

Oneness within.

There would never be Oneness in the world. If there is Oneness in the world, you will have to physically disappear, because then you and the Earth would be one. So, you are gone. Either the Earth has become you, or you have become the Earth. And then there is no atmosphere either, because there is just Oneness.

So, outside there is never really going to be Oneness, as long as you are an embodied being.

Oneness must be within.

L: Acharya Ji, can you please elaborate on this. For example, I met Alok Ji and Pranay, what does it mean that meeting them will not create…

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