Befriend the mind, and it will be your best friend || Acharya Prashant (2019)

Question: Pranaam Acharya Ji.

Acharya Ji, you mentioned that mumuksha is what matters when we choose a path for Liberation. Mumuksha is a deep desire for Liberation. But the mind is always playing games. Once I do things against it’s comforts, it tries to make up stories and create random, non-existent problems for me.

Shall I listen to my mind, or should I ignore it? Should I be neutral to what it does and just watch? Please guide.

Acharya Prashant Ji: This is how you are looking at it.

You are saying that whenever you try for Liberation, whenever you move towards Liberation, the mind tries to disturb and distract you. You are saying, “It cooks up stories, it creates random, non-existent problems. And it starts playing various games to disturb and distract you.”

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