Why are we never satisfied with anything?

Acharya Prashant
2 min readApr 12, 2020

Silence is that which you want, really-really want, when you move from one type of noise to the other type.

However, as all your experience has only been about noise, even when you are thirsty and craving for Silence, all you can deliberately move towards is some kind of noise, apparently a more pleasant kind of noise, apparently a more agreeable kind of noise, a newer kind of noise.

Silence is the thirst of your mind, but man has been trained in noise. So he is changing one radio-station after the other, and never feeling satisfied with any particular channel or station. He does not know what he really wants, and he does not know why no channel pleases him.

He is changing one channel after the other, and it does not occur to him that all he wants is freedom from these channels. He wants freedom from noise. He wants Silence.

It cannot occur to him, because Silence is not a thought. Whenever he would think, he would think of a different kind of noise. And we have become so-used to working only as per thought, that we take each and every step after due deliberation and thought, which leads us to a newer kind of noise — which is not really new, obviously — that’s all. We too have been changing, flipping one channel after the other. Have we not been? One property to the other property, one woman to another woman, one excitement to another, one piece of clothing to another, one tourist destination to another destination. And we have never come to the last destination.

Nothing really pleases us. And the proof of that is, that the search continues, and the search is fueled by our sub-conscious frustration. Society calls that the urge of achievement, ambition.

If you are a little realistic, you will realize that it is just your inbuilt frustration which does not allow you to stop, which does not allow you to settle down that the next place is going to bring you relief.

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