XLRI: What does it mean to be superconscious?

Acharya Prashant
7 min readOct 9, 2022

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

Questioner (Q): Sir, it is very difficult for an individual like me to achieve consciousness during my lifetime. Now, how practical and how difficult is it for me as an individual to even think about superconsciousness when I find attaining even relatively higher consciousness difficult? I am not conscious even in my daily affairs. So, how to travel that journey from consciousness to superconsciousness?

Acharya Prashant (AP): There is no solid line of distinction between consciousness and superconsciousness. The word ‘super consciousness’ has been used by me, and has been traditionally used, just to emphasize the fact that it is possible to rise above ordinary consciousness.

So, consciousness has several levels and we all experience those levels in our daily life. Sometimes you are angry, and you very well know that you are not as conscious in that moment as, let’s say, when you are concentrating on something wonderful. You might be drunk, and you very well know that your consciousness is then drowned in liquor; it is not operating properly. So, it is just levels of consciousness, and you could say that the higher levels of consciousness, for the sake of emphasis, are being called as super consciousness.