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,


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