Inaction in Action Is Enlightenment
In (1st June 2012) this morning's talk on Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4 Verse 41, Paramahamsa Nithyananda (Swamiji) is clarifying the practice of intense action. Intense action takes place when there is no diversion of our energy, when we are not attached to or distracted by other thoughts. When we exist in a sustained mood of unclutching, all our actions are intense and effective. Paramahamsa gives a technique to strengthen our unclutching: begin with a short time of simple unclutched mood, just sitting quietly. Then gradually add some physical actions while maintaining the mood: yogasanas are the perfect choice. Yoga is the essence of unclutched action. As we gain skill and confidence, we can carry our unclutched state into our daily activities. This is intense inaction in action -- living enlightenment. Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is a timeless treatise on the essence of living enlightenment. The Gita was imparted by the enlightened Hindu incarnation Sri Krishna to the warrior-prince Arjuna over 5000 years ago. Amazingly, the spiritual wisdom and life solutions offered in the Gita are so universal and current that it is even today used as a personal transformation guide.