29 December 2012 - QA 3

Dear Gurudev, if doing nothing brings us so much joy and happiness, then why should we do anything at all?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

Your nature is such that you cannot stay for too long without doing anything.

You know, bliss is always found or realized in the contrast of events.

When you are doing something and when you put in your 100% efforts, only then do you realize the value of not doing something.

See, when you are active and dynamic, only then does deep rest happen to you. If you are simply lying in bed the whole day and are doing nothing, then you will not be able to sleep at night. So it is essential to do what you have to do.

We have certain karmas to do, and once the karmas are done, then in between the states of doing and being in activity, we do experience that state of not doing anything also.