What is worthy?

June 26, 2014 | Acharya Prashant

Questioner: Is it possible to live without a target in life? I set a target for myself so that I have something to strive for, so that I have a sense of direction, but the thought of not achieving this target also brings sorrow and fear. So how can a person live without a target?

Acharya Prashant: Amandeep,

The target must be a worthy target. Why target a worthless thing?

What is worthy? Is respect worthy? It makes you a slave of others.

Is money worthy? You are engaged in counting, and it can always be taken away.


Acharya Prashant is an emerging champion of socio-spiritual awakening in the world today. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-Ahmedabad, and a former Civil Services officer, Acharya Prashant is an acclaimed Speaker, Vedanta Teacher and author of over 50 books. Apart from that he wears various hats: a veganism promoter, an environmental activist, a science activist, a campaigner against superstition, and a champion of essential human freedom. Know More