Trying to drop the ego?

January 9, 2021 | Acharya Prashant

Questioner 1 (Q1): Dropping the knowledge, is it dropping the method, or is it completely dropping the knowledge?

Acharya Prashant (AP): Dropping the feeling that I already know what is best for me. Would you call knowledge as knowledge, if you are not sure of it? Would you call yourself as knowledgeable if you are not sure of something? So, knowledge essentially assumes certainty. I am certain of something. In other words, I deserve to be certain. I am capable of certainty. To drop knowledge is to actually drop the confidence that you can know. That being yourself, you are capable of certainty.

Are you getting it?

That’s what is meant by dropping knowledge. Dropping out knowledge does not mean wiping out memory or information from your brain. It merely means gaining some humility to admit that you really do not know the most fundamental entity which is yourself and all knowledge is held by you.


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