What makes India spiritual?

Acharya Prashant
3 min readOct 28, 2020

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

Question: In India, one is more open. It seems that here there are fewer differences. What really makes India Spiritual?

Acharya Prashant (AP): This population that you see around you, has been touched by generations and generations and generations of Saints and Rishis. So there still is something in the soil of this place.

Even the very common, very ordinary Indian, even if he has received no particular spiritual education, he still retains little, just a very little touch of what the great Masters had been.

But it is a very faint touch. The wonderful thing is that even a faint touch of the Immense is still quite significant.

But you must not be contented with the faint touch. You must aspire for the Full, for the Total.

If the glimpse that you are getting is so likable, then the full demonstration must surely be absolutely lovable. You must not be satisfied with just glimpses; otherwise, you will return thirsty. In this sense, you must be really ambitious. Do not settle for anything less than the Total.

And the Total is possible, very much possible, very easily possible; otherwise, you would just be entertaining yourself. A spiritual kind of entertainment…