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ACTION AND INACTION

Meher Baba

 
1. The Beyond-Beyond state of God may be compared with a child fast asleep in a cradle. It is an example of unconscious inaction.

2. The state of the God-realized (not a Perfect Master) may be compared with a child wide awake but still in the cradle. This is an example of conscious inaction.

3. The state in between 1 and 2 may be compared with a child awake and out of the cradle. It is an example of conscious action. [Actions promote sanskaras (impressions). Sanskaras in turn breed more actions and create bindings. In this state there is bondage.]

4. The state of the Majzoob of the seventh plane may be compared with a somnambulist. The somnambulist walks about or performs other actions in sleep and is not aware of what he does in this state. Similarly the Majzoob of the seventh plane does actions and is not conscious of them. His is unconscious action: he eats, drinks, speaks, etc. But all this is his unconscious action.

5. The state of a Perfect Master may be compared with a child wide awake but inside the cradle that is continuously rocked by mankind. It is conscious active inaction. Inaction is being inside the cradle and active inaction is the rocking of the cradle by others. [Perfect Masters are free of sanskaras. They have no impressions. As such, there cannot be room for actions of their own. Their lives are of inaction, but made active because of the prevailing environmental circumstances. Actions of Perfect Masters are prompted by the environment — by whatever atmosphere prevails then.]

 

GOD SPEAKS, 1st Indian edition, p. 253
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