Liberation From Karma – In Gita Verse 4.16 Even the intelligent are bewildered in determining what is action and what is inaction. Now I shall explain to you what action is, knowing which you shall be liberated from all misfortune.
Krishna tells now Arjuna even the person who are intelligent means person of wisdom, who has experience the vastness of the self, by not getting stuck into the objective or subjective world are also find themselves bewildered – means when they become flow and not got stuck in either objective or subjective world they become empty of both outer and inner. Many times when they pass through this phase they get bewildered.
Krishna tells Arjuna so I will explain to you why right now you are bewildered.
In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 3.22, I have explained Action, Inaction and Non-Action.
In this verse I will write how one can act without any expectation of fruits. As this kind of action can be acted only when we respond to the present moment. Like for Arjuna in that moment it was war in the objective world to respond to that moment and take action from subjective world without getting stuck to either of the world is Inaction.
This can be acted – only if you can be silent, and if you can transcend mind and your consciousness can grow, it does not matter what you are doing; your actions are not counted at all, only your consciousness. As you become silent, as you become conscious, your actions start changing – but not vice versa. You can change your actions, but that will not make you more conscious. You become more conscious, and your actions will change – that’s absolutely simple and scientific.
It is not a question of reward or punishment. It is simply your consciousness, your silence, your peace, which makes you look so far away and so deep into everything that you do. You cannot do harm to anybody; you cannot be violent, you cannot be angry, you cannot be greedy, you cannot be ambitious. Your consciousness has given you so much blissfulness … what can greed give you accept anxieties? What can ambition give you? Just a continuous struggle to reach higher on some ladder.
As your consciousness becomes more settled, all your life patterns change. What religions have called sin will disappear from your life, and what they have called virtue will automatically flow from your being, from your action. But they have been doing just vice versa: first change the acts. It is as if you are in a dark house and you are stumbling over furniture and things, and you are told that unless you stop stumbling, light is not possible. What I am saying is, bring light in and stumbling will disappear, because when there is light why should you stumble over things? Every time you stumble, every time you hit your head on the wall, it hurts. It is a punishment in itself – a wrong act is a punishment in itself; there is nobody recording your acts. And every beautiful action is a reward unto itself.
But first bring this light in your life. Meditation is an effort to bring this light and to bring this joy and to bring silence and to bring blissfulness.
Krishna asked Arjuna to become fluide. Be fluid be in objective world but turn into your subjective world, again turn into your objective world and turn into subjective world. Be constant flow, immediately you will calm down you will be silent, without any ripples of doing and non-doing you will be able to act. This action will liberate you from all your misfortune or your Karma.