The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.
You will only choose that which is conventional; which is a circulation. You will choose one of these masters that have become popular these days.
The Truth will come to you, not as a choice; sometimes as a compulsion, sometimes as a coincidence.
~ Acharya Prashant
Question: Why do we have to fill in the telephone and email address in the form?
Acharya Prashant (AP): So that we may chase you.
Listener (L): We don’t want to be chased. We like to be free!
AP: (Smiling) No, that is not freedom. If you like to be free, you will anyway block the number or put the email in spam.
See, when one is so habituated to what one is doing, as you said you are and everybody else is, then the Truth is never attractive.
When the false has become a habit, then the Truth will never be a choice.
Never a choice!
It has to then come as a matter of Grace.
L: But I would probably come here anyway for Satsang!
AP: It doesn’t happen that way.
L: For me, it does!
AP: See, there are so many others. So many others! With all respect for your intention, there are so many people who come every day. In fact, this is a smaller audience tonight. And if you read what they say after the session: Gratitude; we loved it; this and that.
And what happens then?
Do you think most of them return? Only one-third.
In spite of all the good intentions, there is something else that carries them away. When they are here then they have all the good intentions to return; but when they go out into the world, something else becomes more important. That happens; I see that happening every day!