Why does the mind need role models? || Acharya Prashant (2014)

This ‘myself’ is a bundle of conditioning. This ‘me’ who is having a role model, it is a bundle of conditioned identities. And this bundle will always have a role model. That’s it. Look at the entire world around you. If I am a communist, who is going to be my role model? Marx and Lenin. If I am Hindu, who is going to be my role model? Rama and Krishna.

Is it bad to carry identities? || Acharya Prashant (2014)

Different people label different things as ‘good’ and ‘bad’. And different people derive pleasure out of different things. What is good in one country is very bad in another country. What is highly pleasurable to a man of one religion is highly painful to a man of another religion. We do not have any understanding of that state where we are without any identity, because all our lives we have lived in identities.

The Power of the Leader arises from his Core || Acharya Prashant (2014)

The power of the fake leader comes from his designation, from all the things that have been given to him, from all the things that he has acquired from outside. In other words, all the influences upon him, his power, his so-called authority comes from there. Now all these things can be taken away. You are travelling in a big car; the big car can be taken away. You have a fancy designation; the designation can go. You have lots of money; the money can disappear. But for the real leader, take away everything from him, yet he loses nothing.

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