Where are the pleasures?

Acharya Prashant
1 min readJul 1, 2023

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

Acharya Prashant (AP): Where are the pleasures? I do not see any pleasures! I do not see anybody being pleased. You are talking of renunciation of pleasures as if pleasures do exist. Where are the pleasures? Go to a weekend party and show me who is happy. And if people were indeed happy, why would they drink?

Nobody is happy here, please! Just scratch the surface and you will find. What do you think, those Facebook faces are real? Why do you think that people have to display their teeth so much? So, please drop the illusion that people are indeed happy.

Spirituality is not about dropping the real thing; it is about dropping false pleasures so that you can have real joy. Spirituality wants you to have true pleasure. To be spiritual is to go hunting madly and wildly for real pleasure. Real success is joy. Even in the greatest of the miseries, there sits someone within who has a joke to offer; that is joy.

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