Tuesday, June 27, 2017

To meditate while working

To meditate while working is one of the three feet of the Agya (the whole of the three practices of the original-yoga). There is a technique to do it. It is obviously easier being watchmaker than sale representative but it is possible!


The nonaction is a very difficult concept to understand, even for those who practise it and believe to have understood. Nonaction is a usual concept for the Zen and on the path of Freedom, in the practice of its original-yoga it is represented by one of the three feet of the Agya (the whole of the three practices): Duty.

Nonaction is not to do nothing. Theoretically nonaction is doing while being released of the merits, of the results of one’s acts, in the detachment. In the practice of the original-yoga it is more practical than that: nonaction (or Duty) is to make while keeping a part of the own attention on the technique of Meditation known as “of-the-Holy-Name”. This technique of Meditation (one of the four revealed) can be practised formally, sitted or more slightly while acting.

An external glance will be unable to see that the person is meditating.

The Nonaction

“Everything's getting a lot better by the Nonaction's practice”

By reading this sentence of Lao-Tse we could believe that this Chinese Master recommended to do nothing, to stay there, at the best in Satori, the contemplation, in the worst case sleeping… but Nonaction it is not to do nothing.

What is the nonaction”? This by Lao-Tse and the Tao beloved concept [that is also present in the Bhagavad-Gîtâ], is not the equivalent of the passivity, the inertia nor the lazes. It is exactly the opposite which has to be seen here, i.e. inactivity of the passions and the material desires which are in contradiction with the natural law”. [Wikipedia].

At the same time as this nonaction, Lao-Tse recommends the activity in the movement, i.e. in the natural impulse proceeding of Tao:

“The men could really become men if they were let go
as go the floods to the sea, as the trees flower,
with the simple beauty of Tao.”

The path regards Lao-Tse as one of its Masters

To say Tao we say One and Ananda. The Christ said my Father and the Kingdom. To name the Nonaction we use the word Duty which is the active-Meditation. Others would have used karma-yoga and in the Cistercian monks (for example) work has a great importance if it is made by keeping the spirit in prayer.

The Duty is one of the three daily practices
which constitute the base of our Sadhàna,
the Agya, covering the day, of the waking up to the sleeping.

''The Duty is the nonaction, the karma yoga''

[Bhaktimàrga 2-3-2]

We gave a name to the Peace of the center of us: Holy-Name. Others use other names according to their culture and their language. It is possible to say Verb, also, or Te, the one of the Tao-Te-King or Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, Satnam, etc

The Holy-Name is not a theory. We can live inside us when we know what it is, where to find it and how to do. It is the purpose of our practice.

Everyone, without exception, knows this Holy-Name, it is normal: it is inside everybody and without him we would not live. But you do not know what it looks like and it is the reason why we do not identify it as such when our Conscience, our mood makes that we feel it. We say then: satisfaction, wellness, Peace, calm, serenity, love, cool! It is, each time, the Holy-Name, this “inner-smile”.

The path is a way of life

The path is a way of life where we go to deepen our Conscience. To that end, there is the Duty, you know, this Nonaction which is not doing nothing ! The Duty consists in practising a technique of particular Meditation, while doing what we have to do normally. This technique of Meditation cannot be seen from outside and it doesn’t hinder us to act, quite to the contrary: it enables us to be intenter on doing our activities.

Thus, by the Duty, we keep a part of our Conscience
in the Holy-Name.
It is what Lao-Tse named nonaction.
The monks who work while praying have the same intention.
Thus we can meditate by doing the dishes !

''Continuing this Meditation in the actions
Helps to stabilize this Peace''
[treatise 1-35]