They will not listen to your words unless your words come from Silence || Acharya Prashant (2015)

October 10, 2015 | Acharya Prashant

Questioner (Q): Sir, sometimes people ask, or are curious to know, that what are you getting from these sessions. But I do not like to share anything with them, because they do not have that understanding. They will criticize it. So, what to do?

Acharya Prashant (AP): Why do they ask?

Q: Because they want to know.

AP: Do they want to know?

Your words must have the weight of your being behind them. Otherwise, words mean nothing. The greatest words mean nothing. They are indefensible.

They are coming from ‘you’, how can they protect you? ‘You’ are bigger than your words. Your own words cannot come to your rescue. It’s the other way round. When you have 'It', then your words have 'It'. But we think, that by borrowing heavy words, we will have 'It'. No.

The heaviest words, the wisest words, mean nothing if they are uttered by 'you'. And kindly do not take that to mean, that there is something wrong with those words. There is nothing wrong with those words.


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