Thursday, September 01, 2005

Action and inaction

Here is another brief conversation between the Master and his disciple as told by Anthony de Mello in One Minute Wisdom:
"What is the highest act a person can perform?"

"Sitting in meditation."

"Wouldn't that lead to inaction?"

"It is inaction."

"Is action, then, inferior?"

"Inaction gives life to actions. Without it they are dead."

Meditation grounds us, stabilizes us and trains us to perform our actions skillfully and with compassion.

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