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The Act-less Act….

The theory of Karma  is very similar to Newton’s third law of motion.Third law says that there is equal and opposite reaction to every action.The theory of Karma believes that whatever you do,the very act produces its own fruits.To put it in other words,each and every act you do, it leaves behind an impression.And what you will get back will depend on this impression.It is believed that the cycles of birth and death continue till this wheel of Karma or this wheel of act rotates.The most significant point is that one is freed from these cycles if his wheel stops.

Now one solution to this question is that you should do nothing so that no force will be imparted to your wheel of Karma.But as far as I feel,to impart motion to the wheel,it is not at all needed that you have to DO something.Even the desires have the power to rotate the wheel.It is almost impossible to be action less these days and it is totally impossible to be desire less by doing nothing.So I totally reject this idea of being action less.

The problem can be easily(?) solved by the concept of ‘Act-less Act’ .It simply means that act as if you are not acting.In this type of act, the person acts but claims no results.He simply accepts the result what ever it may be.It means do with total energy but do not desire anything.You just think of doing and surrender the fruits of it to the divine.The frustration, anger coming out of not getting the desired fruits will fade away.

Act-less Act is like walking in the sky…..You just walk without expecting any foot-prints.


3 Eternal Basic Needs.

The spiritual progress of man basically is based on three factors.The first one is presence of an enlightened master, second one is presence or availability of a commune and the third one is your very inner nature.In Buddhist  tradition, these three are respectively termed as Buddha,Sangha and Dharma.

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There is one similarity between Gautam Buddha and Osho.Bith of these two worked on all these three levels.We have seen many masters who were enlightened.But none of them were effective or influential as these two masters were.The reason lies in the fact that these two masters took care of all these three needs.Buddha,Sangha and Dharma have a very crucial purpose which can be explained as follows-

1. Buddha-Buddha is the most important thing.It is presence of Buddha which gives magical touch to both Sangha and Dharma.It can be easily seen that when a master is gone,the charisma of  his commune is gone.All the meditations,techniques are useful if they are done with the master.They are otherwise also useful but presence of master gives them a magical touch which has the ability to transform.

2.Sangha- Sangha can be called as a commune or a collection of people who are on the path .In these days what we generally lack is company of seekers.If thousands or even hundreds of seekers are at a place,the plce gets a beauty, a vibe which proves to be much beneficial in the spiritual progress.

3.Dharma- Dharma is your very basic nature.With the help of Buddha and Sangha, you have to find your Dharma.I am not saying that you have to improvise or you have to make your Dharma better.Dharma is your basic nature.It is always pure.What is needed is to rediscover your Dharma.When one attains to his Dhrama, He himself  is a Buddha who should again have a Sangha and should help others to discover their Dharma.

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