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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.

By Mandar Karanjkar

Mandar Karanjkar is author, motivational speaker and consultant based in Pune. Mandar works with handful of organizations helping them with strategy, communication and culture. Mandar is trained in Indian Classical Music over a decade. He is a classical singer and flute player.

Mandar has written columns for many reputed newspapers. Engineer by profession, he conducts workshops and delivers talks on subjects as wide as strategy, innovation, online marketing, spirituality, Kabir, Zen etc.

Mandar is a published author.

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