Your approach towards Truth decides how life treats you

Acharya Prashant
6 min readMay 15, 2020

According to the manner in which they approach me, I favor them in that very manner. O son of Pritha, human beings follow my path in every way.

~ Bhagvad Gita (Chapter 4, Verse 11)

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

Questioner: What is the meaning here? How do we follow Krishna’s path in every way and if that is the case; is there any change possible from one’s immediate state?

Acharya Prashant: This is an expression of the absolute freedom that the Absolute gives even to the ego. From Krishna comes the Jeeva, from Atma comes Aham, and this is not myth, this is based on observation. Right? Aham wants repeatedly, incessantly to return to its origin, to return to its nothingness, to return to peace. And therefore it is said that Aham arises from Atma, Jeeva arises from Krishna. These are analogous statements.

So the nature of Atma or Krishna is very much the same as the nature of Aham or Jeeva or Jeevatma. You come from somewhere, therefore your nature is identical to the place you come from.

The One you come from has absolute freedom as his nature, therefore