The price you pay for helping others

June 30, 2016 | Acharya Prashant


Dear Sir,

You once told me that teaching was the ability to see shit. I dare say it is more. It is not just the ability to see shit but to swim in it and come out clean on the other side and taking a few people out along with you – a concept of course but seems useful to me at this point in time.

You know sir, a year earlier, I had read Osho talk about Jiddu and it said “He talked for so long and very few heard him… But I will take off from where he left, I will speak to your hearts….” and I was annoyed, but now I know Osho is right. Osho used pettiness to reach pettiness. How else will one talk to the diseased who speak another language. He indeed reached the hearts of the people, but to do so, he had to jump into the pool of shit – the urban sewers of civilisation – we call cities and large corporations. Osho is the model of a Teacher and I appreciate what he has done far more now then I ever have before.


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