You cannot have two Truths

Acharya Prashant
2 min readJun 26, 2020

Man suffers alone, so obviously his primary responsibility is to alleviate his personal suffering.

It’s just that when you enter into your personal suffering and go deep enough, you realize that your personal suffering is inseparable from the general good.

You cannot get rid of your personal suffering, without bringing goodness to everybody.

But the beginning nevertheless has to be with your personal suffering.

If continuing as you are reduces your personal suffering, then continue as you are. Otherwise, seek something beyond yourself. That ‘something beyond yourself’, is called ‘the Truth’.

But remember you can search for the Truth only when you firstly see that a lot has been false about you. Otherwise, what is the point in calling the Truth as ‘Truth’. If you don’t want to acknowledge falseness, then falseness itself is Truth.

Why are you calling ‘something beyond’ as ‘Truth’ if you don’t want to acknowledge that your worldly life, your daily life has been full of falseness? Then call your worldly life itself as ‘Truth’.

You cannot have two Truths. You cannot say, “The life that I am leading is Truth, and simultaneously I also want to search for the Truth beyond.” You cannot have two parallel Truths.

If you want to say that you are a Truth-seeker, firstly acknowledge the false.

And there is no compulsion. You really, honestly, fearlessly, motivelessly have to come to see how false things have been. A spontaneous ‘No’ must arise within you, and when that spontaneous ‘No’ arises, then you say, “I am a Truth-seeker.” Now you know that you are surrounded by the false. So you are eligible to say that you want to break-free of the false.

It pains, it offends, it suffocates.

I have said this so many times. On this occasion too I am repeating this.

The domain of Spirituality is too full of people who want to search the Truth, without firstly admitting that all about them is false.

You cannot have two gods.

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