You have to give away everything to get That which is free

Acharya Prashant
3 min readDec 10, 2020

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

Acharya Prashant (AP): Kindly do not ask for very easy solutions, for the simple reason that if there are easy solutions and they come to you, you won’t take them. This comfort is there because you can accept something only when it comes to you with an acceptable level of discomfort.

Let’s say the whole discomfort is removed, and the thing becomes ridiculously easy, would you take it? Honestly?

Would you take it if it is ridiculously easy? Served like this.

You won’t take it. Tomorrow morning when I’ll come to you, to wake you up, I’ll wake you by — take this pill.

What is this?

This is the enlightenment pill.

You’ll say aaargh (a sound depicting irritation when someone wakes you up for no cause) and will go back to sleep. You will know I am joking. I might not be joking.

Kabir has said that whosoever got it, got it after a lot of tears.

Has has kant na paiyaa, jin paiyaa tin roye.

Haansat khelat Hari milein, to kaun duhagan hoye.