Effortless action is the immersion of the actor in the Source || Acharya Prashant (2014)

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Speaker: It is true that where there is no action, there will be no effort. True! That is right because effort itself is action. Effort itself is born out of thought and that thought is action, whether it translates physically or not. But is it so that for action to happen, there must always be an accompanying effort? Is that so? If it is so, then life is hell, then life is labor. Life is action. and if action is effort, then all the time you have to just keep laboring. There is effortless action. What is effortless action?

Listener 1: It just happens.

Speaker: It happens without your planning, without your intervention, without your ownership. That is the fun of life. You don’t even know whether it is complete or incomplete, you don’t bother to give it a name. It is simple, direct. Like a raindrop falling down, somebody has said, ‘like a flower opening in the morning’, just by itself. It is nothing but the mind and the body expressing the Source. Where there is mind, there will be action, in the form of movement in space, that is, physical action.

So, mind and body exist to act. That is the only way they know of being, action. So, if they want to be in service of the Self, they have to act. We talked about a faithful mind. What can a faithful mind do? Act. Act in the service of the Self, act to express the Self, act as if it is the Self. The mind has become just like the Self, the body has become just like the Self. You look at him, and you are reminded of something else, the beyond; that is the saint. He speaks and you hear not only the words but also something else; that is the saint. Because now, mind and body both are in service of the Self. They exist only to express that Self, they are just expressing their Source and that is ‘Effortless Action’.

-Excerpts from a clarity session at Advait office. Edited for clarity.

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