The following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.
Question (Q): Sir, do you ever get tired of all those questions that people ask you?
Acharya Prashant (AP): There are not many questions; there is just one question always.
I have good fun answering the same question in multiple ways.
Listener 1 (L1): Can we talk about real love? Is there a definition of the Truth? Or the definition takes us away from real love.
AP: You can surely talk about it, you can sing about it, you can write books, you can do everything. Truth gives you complete freedom to play around. The redeeming part is, that you can continue to describe Truth. I repeat: “You can continue to describe Truth without ever coming to an end.” That is why I don’t get tired.
You can keep singing the name of Truth in one thousand ways and the names never exhaust. That’s what makes Truth such a beauty, and such a mystery! You continue to speak about it and still, you have left with something more to say, which means that you must never have the false confidence that you have been able to finally capture Truth in your words.
You may continue to say. You may continue to speak in devotion, you may continue to speak in love and Joy but you must know that you must still ‘continue’ because the Truth doesn’t ever finish. And that is why there is a tradition of repeating in the east, particularly in India. One verse will be taken and it would be repeated ten thousand times. And if you come to India then you’ll see and wonder why is that man repeating the same few words over and over, again and again, that is because it doesn’t ever end; that is because layer after layer there is more. Because every time you do it you are enriched a little more, because that is what infinity means, because that is what is meant by it being ever-expanding. And that is also what is meant by Love.
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been together, it doesn’t matter how frequently you’ve heard someone, you want to hear a little more, you want to be with that entity a little more.
The more you listen the more your capacity to listen increases;