Right action issues from a place of total acceptance. Wrong action has its roots in resistance. Hence, Nisargadatta’s twisty caution: “Leave alone the reforms. Mind the reformer.”
Don’t change the narrative—delete it. Right action is the soul of eloquence.
Skillful doing has no wanting in it, no desire for anything. Wanting something is the corruption of something. The reward for right action is the action itself.
Our real work is what we do for the joy of doing it.
There’s more joy in austerity than pleasure in indulgence. Austerity decides wisely, neither anticipates nor regrets, refrains from unnecessary action, keeps the body clean, lean and relaxed, and maintains a bit in the mouth of the mind.