The death of mind is the end of death perpetual || On Mundaka Upanishad (2021)

February 7, 2022 | Acharya Prashant

“There’s always been war,
But people quickly get accustomed to peace.
So they think it’s normal.
No, war is what’s normal.”

~ Albert Camus

Questioner: Acharya Ji, which ‘war’ is Albert Camus referring to?

Acharya Prashant: The questioner has asked that Albert Camus has said that ‘war’ is what is normal. What does he mean by that? Which war is he referring to? ‘War is what is normal.’ Conflict, basic inner fragmentation, lack of total flow, indecision, our fractured movements. That is the war he is talking of. Basic duality, the presence of two-ness, the mind is split into two, and two means twenty thousand. So, there is no smoothness in its functioning.

Twenty thousand parts, each part talking a different language and each part talking a language that is fake, alien, foreign, imported. Twenty thousand parts and no part a master of itself, all slaves to phony masters.


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