Bhagavad Gita sings:
Man neither attains to the final state of actionlessness
desisting from work,
nor does he achieve Godlike perfection
just renunciation of work.
There is no escape from action.
A man cannot achieve the state of actionlessness by not commencing work, nor can he attain to the state of divine perfection by merely giving up an
Usually, at this point, seekers on the way to God begin to look for shortcuts and escapes. We have to be on our guard against the common misconception that we become “selfless doers” just because
we do not undertake any work.
One does not achieve the state of actionlessness by just not beginning work. The point where both good and evil deeds cease completely, where alone there is true “actionlessness,”can be reached only through action.
No person can ever even for a fraction of a second live without action because the three properties of matter born from nature compel him to act. As long as nature and its properties are, no man can be
All actions cease to be and dissolve into the most exalted knowledge: the knowledge obtained from meditation on the sublime truths which teach man to be aware of his own Self and how he may be
reunited with the Supreme Spirit.
The fire of this knowledge annihilates all action.Action ceases to be when yog has gone beyond the three properties of the material world, and when a clear outcome of the meditative process comes forth in the form of a direct perception of as well as dissolution of the Self in God.
But before this completion of the ordained task, action does not end and
we are not rid of it.
[Revered Swami Adgadanandji Paramhans]