Action – Inaction – Talk by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

January 22, 2008 at 8:51 am 1 comment

Action – Inaction

The wise is the one who sees action in inaction and inaction in action. When you observe your heart beat, your breathing, what’s happening in your head? In the head, a word cluster ‘you are not doing anything’ keeps making rounds, though everything is happening in the whole body. That is action in inaction.

Ask any convict, ‘What did you do’? He will never say, ‘I have done that which is totally wrong’. Something inside him was responsible for whatever happened. He will say, ‘I have not done anything drastically bad compelling me to be here’.

Similarly ask any successful man, ‘How did you do’? He will say, ‘I have not done anything’.

When you sit and observe, your heart is beating, you are breathing – then something inside you settles down. As something settles inside, you start relaxing deep. When you relax deep, that gives rise to the intelligence. When your intelligence sharpens, you become dynamic. As you become dynamic, skills comes to you. All this all happens when you are not in a hurry.

When you are in a hurry you cannot come out with anything beautiful, anything creative. When you do a big project, after completion you often feel you have not done it. How many of you felt that you have not done it, it just happened? That is seeing inaction in action.

Thanks to Aravind a.k.a Keku for sharing this wonderful transcript of Talk by Sri Sri


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  • 1. Aman Gupta  |  October 4, 2008 at 5:41 am

    explained in very simple language . Got what i was looking for .


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