Life means relating,be it with the other,things,ideas,nature and relating is action.
But many of us do not know what it means to relate.
We relate with physical world with some formulas and it is convenient in the
Because we do not know how to relate with a living being,we have invented
psychological formulas like ideas,beliefs,dogma,theories and we are relating
with the other with these formulas.But such type of relating is leading to
conformity to tradition,convention,orthodoxy.The old generations wants to
impose its blind beliefs,religion,scriptures,priests on new generations and they
themselves are brought up like that.As long as there is burden of old thoughts
on the minds,the very life is crushed undr that burden and so mental faculties
cannot develop.Because of all this the flame of awareness cannot be lit and we
do not know how to relate with the other which is the essence of life.
When action is born out of an idea old things are not allowed to die,status quo
is maintained and we become disseminators of the old knowingly or unknowingly.
So society is a factory where sick minds are created.Highly sick minds become
successful and respected by this corrupt society which conditions
its people to be competitive,violent,ambitious.Education teaches us to be
competetive and try to be ahead of others and at the same time they tell us
to be generous,sensitive,sympathetic?How can a competetive human being
have all these qualities.So the whole structure of our upbringing is contradictory
which results in producing a contradictory human being.
Those who live out of their own awareness are unsuccessful and unfits
in this society but they are the most fulfilled people on earth.
Because any idea is past based and future oriented,action done through it
is time bound.Idea is born out of limited consciousness with separate feeling
and any action based on idea further strengthens limitation and so separate
feeling is strengthened further.”Me” is a product of time and any action born
out of it time bound and past based and so brings conflict,misery,sorrow.
When we relate with flame of attention limiting factors disappear and when we act
total action which is immediate and spontaneous takes place in a timeless
dimension.Such action is non-traditional,non-conventional,rebellious because
it is not dependent on ideas,beliefs,theories,dogma.There is freedom in such
action in contrast to time bound action which binds us further to conditioning
and circumscribes our conscious with each act.Majority of humanity are aslleep
and so they do time bound action which is mechanical and does not demand
awareness,just following some psychological formulas is enough.
Any action done with “doership” is time bound action.
When we relate with awareness mind becomes still because ideas,theories,beliefs
are not required then,and such a mind tastes Self knowledge and there is
radical change in the functioning of the mind because of presence of awareness in it.
There is no “doer” or “me” when action happens under awareness.
Then it is creative,and never caught in the trap of time and space though it
functions in it.Then there is freedom from sorrow.In self-inquiry just being aware
of the contents of the mind leads to emptying of them and an empty mind is the
right instrument to discover and host the ultimate reality.