The scriptures address the one you are || IIT Kharagpur (2021)

May 19, 2022 | Acharya Prashant

Questioner (Q): Acharya Ji, you talk a lot on the importance of Vedanta. Should I get familiar with it at my age already?

Acharya Prashant (AP): You haven’t yet started?

Q: No, sir.

AP: It is too late!

Q: Sir, how? I wasn’t actually sure if I would be able to digest it or not.

AP: How did you decide on that without even trying? Please! Which all scriptures have you laid your hands on?

Q: Sir, almost none.

AP: And having tried on none, you concluded that it is too early for you to start, or that it is too difficult for you to start!

Q: Sir, my family has taught me about Bhagavad Gita and all, but initially I used to find it irrelevant. Maybe I was not ready then. But lately, I have been thinking about trying it again.

AP: You know, if there is a compulsory twenty-credit course on the Upanishads, you will not only read the Upanishads but even try to secure an A, right? The moment you know it carries twenty credits,


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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

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