You have chosen to be bonded!

Acharya Prashant
10 min readOct 17, 2020

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

Question: Acharya Ji, in breaking the law we think that we come out from our daily routines. Does our society allow us that?

Acharya Prashant (AP): How old are you?

Questioner(Q): Twenty years.

(Acharya Ji is addressing a gathering of young students at one of the premier educational institutions of India).

AP: Most of you here would be between eighteen and twenty-one years of age. You are not eight years of age, and you are not eighty years of age. You are neither eight, when you don’t have your brain cells yet fully made, when you are yet dependent upon everybody else, neither you are eighty yet when you don’t have any physical vigor or stamina left. You are young. You like to call yourself ‘young’. Is that a question a young man should ask?

Is that a question a young man should ask — “Will the society allow me?” (Referring to the Holistic Development Program (HIDP) conducted by Acharya Ji’s Foundation, in educational institutions) Your facilitator last semester would have surely recommended one particular book to many of you, ‘The Fountainhead.’ Many of you might also have read it.

Listeners: Yes.