What is the difference between Doing and Being?



Being does not mean not doing anything. It means doing with the freshness of the mind. When you undo the whole past, when you unwind the whole past, when you are no longer a slave to your memories, you come to realize a state of no-mind. A mind that is free from all it’s conditioning. This state of mind gives us a kind of freshness. This freshness rekindles our mind with a new zeal. It fills our being with new energies, new ideas, new hopes and new aspirations. This gives us a new outlook to our old life. Now you are not the same old person. It’s like the snake has slipped out of its old skin. You are rekindled, you are rejuvenated, and you are transformed. You can now move into the life with that freshness. And this new aptitude and attitude does not drain you any longer. You feel like there is no tiring and no retiring. Now every task and activity, howsoever small or big, does not look like the old ordinary activity. The passion is now filled with compassion. The vision is no longer ordinary, it is coupled with passion and compassion. Now your actions can neither harm you nor anybody. The doing becomes divine. The action becomes devotion. The doing becomes being. The actions emerge from your heart and soul. The whole journey becomes a joy. And the destination becomes a destiny. All life becomes a joy and celebration. The earlier action was boring, it was draining and suffocating. Now you can feel that difference.

You can do, and still be far away from your being. You can be, and still do things with your heart and soul. Doing without being is like winding. It is tiring. It is draining. It is fatiguing. And being means moving and reaching to one’s own centre. It is reaching to one’s own soul. Your soul is the centre of your being. And that centre is already connected to the divine centre, the centre of the whole. So doing from our being means doing from the centre of our being. It means doing from the centre of our being, without losing our centre, and without disturbing our centre. This gives us a kind of stillness in all our doing and action. Stillness is the key to everything. So, be still and do. And, be still and know.


You will be surprised to know the concept of doing in Hinduism. It is never called a doing. It is called a ‘Leela’. Which means celebration. The doing of God is never called a doing. It is called ‘Leela’ or celebration. So all creation around us is God’s celebration. And when we become creative, we become part of the divine. And thus, we discover celebration.

Your mind is not your operating system (OS). Your soul is your operating system. Only from the periphery it appears to us that our mind is our operating system. And it isn’t true. And your soul is a subset of the supreme soul. And your body is a subset of the supreme body. Unless your body syncs with the divine body, you will not know the miracle. And unless your mind syncs with the divine mind you will not know the mystery. Mindfulness works like a Divine WiFi (DiWiFi or DiFi). It helps you connect your centre (soul) with the centre of the divine (supreme soul). This union and Oneness gives you a new freshness, a new joy, a kind of ease in doing anything, and a kind of stillness in all your doing. You are a new person. You are now a transformed being. Now there is no stopping to your doing. You can do anything and everything till the last moment of your breath without tiring and without retiring.


You will be surprised to know the concept of doing in Hinduism. It is never called a doing. It is called a ‘Leela’. Which means celebration. The doing of God is never called a doing. It is called ‘Leela’ or celebration. So all creation around us is God’s celebration. And when we become creative, we become part of the divine. And thus, we discover celebration.


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