Perform all actions forsaking attachment to the fruits of actions, being indifferent to success and failure. Such mental equanimity is called Yoga
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
As the ignorant perform actions with attachment and hope of reward, so the wise should act with dispassionate nonattachment, to serve gladly as a guide for the multitudes.
Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It's ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!
Short + Action quotes ⇑Short Quotes
You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
To do nothing is the way to be nothing.
Don't mistake activity with achievement.
'Good' and 'bad' are judged by what consequences they generate; it is not by the action.
In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done.
No job is inherently stressful. What causes stress is our compulsive reaction to challenging situations
You may take the right direction, but if you do not go far enough, you will not get anywhere
Destiny is the result of all your actions and the impressions that you have taken in
What you do is not the point. It is the level of involvement within you which transforms you
Life + Action quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter
You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.
Anything in life, if you are doing it compulsively it becomes ugly, if you are doing it consciously, it can be made beautiful, everything can be turned into an ugly mess if you do it compulsively.
There is no need to do any duty in this world because the duty will bring boredom to everybody and burdensome-ness to you. If you are in an inclusive state of experience, every opportunity you get to do something is wonderful for you. To the limits you will do whatever you can do. Is it your duty? It is not your duty, it is your life
If you become a full-fledged life, everything that you do will be useful for everybody around you and everything around you. Instead of becoming a full-fledged life you are trying to pretend with duty, with morality, with ethic and all kinds of things. You're trying to imitate life, you are trying to imitate a good life; it's not going to work.
There is no such thing as right and wrong in life. The question is, are your actions appropriate and inclusive.
Whatever action you perform in your life, there is a consequence to it. There is no such thing as you must perform only this type of action and you must not perform another type of action. You can do anything. But you must be in a state to accept the consequences joyously.
If you are in a state of reaction, anyone or anything can take charge of your life. Conscious response is the way forward.
It is not the amount of action but the depth of experience that makes life rich and fulfilling
Inspirational + Action quotes ⇑Inspirational Quotes
You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.
Don't wait for the right moment to start, start and make each moment right.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
All action Quotes ⇑
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Anything lost can be found again, except for time wasted. A vision without action is merely a dream. Action, it's the grind, it's the hustle, it's the persistence
If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.
For every action you perform there is a consequence. Most people are not willing to face the consequences when they come; Anybody who is not willing to joyfully accept the consequences that come to them for whatever actions they perform is just a fool
Actionlessness is not attained simply by avoiding actions. By forsaking work no one reaches perfection.
Those who restrain the external organs of action, while continuing to dwell on sense objects in the mind, certainly delude themselves and are to be called hypocrites.
Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You...Be Free...Share.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
But love, I've come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.
Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right.
Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
The universe doesn't give you what you ask for with your thoughts - it gives you what you demand with your actions.
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Knowledge without action is wastefulness and action without knowledge is foolishness.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
To change one's life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
a human being will know the beauty, pleasure and the joy of action only when he has no need for activity
What is good, what is bad is only contextual for those times and those societies at a certain time, because good and bad is judged by what consequences it generates. It is not by the action
If you do something for your child it's a joy. If you do something for the child on the street, it's your duty that you're fulfilling. When your heart is barren, when your heart is bereft of love, then only you can perform duty.
Being able to shower affection on anyone without having a need for affection yourself - that's freedom
Equality means equal opportunity, equal regard and respect - not sameness in action.
You have control over the activity you perform, never the resultant fruit of your actions. Do not consider yourself the creator of the fruits of your activities, nor be attached to inaction
There is no one who can remain without action even for a moment. Indeed, all beings are compelled to act by their qualities(Gunas) born of material nature(Prakriti)
Giving up attachment, perform actions as a matter of duty, for by working without being attached to the fruits, one attains the supreme bliss
A performer of good actions never meets destruction. Whether in this world or in the beyond, he falls not into evil plight
It is truly impossible for an embodied being to abandon actions completely, but he who relinquishes the fruit of action is called a renunciant.
Those whose intellect is unattached everywhere, who have mastered the mind, and are free from desires by the practice of renunciation, attain the highest perfection of freedom from action
Retain evenness of mind under all circumstances. In every situation be calmly active and actively calm.
Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.
When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.
To have what you have never had, you have to do what you have never done.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Renew, release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back. You can't “should've” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!
A good act does not wash out the bad, nor a bad act the good. Each should have its own reward.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
In the end, people should be judged by their actions, since in the end, it was actions that defined everyone.
We have this weird thing in the world where you don't get insulted for what you do, you get insulted for who you are.
If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish.
When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
Chaos is more freedom; in fact, total freedom. But no meaning. I want to be free to act, and I also want my actions to mean something.
Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Reaching out to another human being need not happen because you have taken a vow 'I am going to do it' keep your humanity active anyway it will happen
first establish yourself within you, then act. Then no action is a problem - you can fight a war, you can act, you can be a priest in the temple, you can cook, you can sweep - it doesn't matter what you do, but first establish yourself and do whatever you want
If you act without establishing yourself in Yoga, then your action will become an entanglement, it doesn't matter what you are doing,
Karma doesn't mean something that drops upon you from somewhere, Karma means your action, it's your making, it's your doing.
If you function with your humanity, not fixing your actions but only looking for a consequence, that is best for everybody, whatever is needed you will do and that's how it should be
Instead of fixing your actions as good and bad, if you operate out of your humanity you are always looking for a good consequence for the maximum number of people. In that your actions will come out of your intelligence, not out of your morality.
You have no duty in this world; you can do whatever you want. Only thing is whatever you do, there is consequence. Whatever the consequence if you are willing to joyfully take the consequence, do whatever you want. But if the consequence is unpleasant, you are going to cry, if you are that kind, control the action. It's as simple as that
Every action will produce a certain kind of consequence in our lives. If you can handle any kind of consequence joyfully, do whatever you please, but when things go wrong or when things become unpleasant, you are going to suffer, if that is your case then you must, you know, regulate the activity that you perform.
If you do things with willpower, you may get to do things, but at the end of the day you will have a long face. Instead of trying to do this with willpower, you do it with devotion, you do it with love. Not because you have to do, but because you really want to do
If you stir up the humanity within you, you will do the most sensible thing that's needed for that moment and that's all that matters that your actions are in context with the realities in which you exist. And the context is always changing
Love is not about somebody, Love is not an action. It is not something that you do, it is something that you can become
Nothing wonderful is ever going to happen unless we actively make it happen
If with every single act that you do, you create what you care for, then whatever you get or do not get, your life is beautiful.
It is never what you do which entangles you. It is the expectation of what you should get which entangles you.
Guilt comes from a twisted sense of integrity. You are judging others by their actions, but you cannot stop yourself from doing the same things.
Every single action that we perform on this planet springs from an aspiration to be happy because that is your original nature
If your goal and actions are right, and you keep going the same way, then the same people who are talking about you, the same people who are criticizing you, will venerate you in ten years' time. That is how life is.
With every transaction we have with each other, what is my profit is your loss, and what is my loss is your profit. It is always give-and-take; someone makes a little more, someone a little less. This is bound to happen. If we get angry and disturbed within ourselves whenever we make a little less in a transaction, peace is not going to happen.
A peaceful being does not mean a passive being. Especially the youth of the world tend to understand peace as passivity, and violence as action. That's not true. You can be very peaceful within yourself and still do whatever is needed. In fact, whatever is needed can be done well only if you are peaceful within yourself
When you are in pursuit of happiness, you are in desperate action. When someone is in desperate action, you can't tell him not to do this or that. He will find devious ways to do it
It's always better to handle things around you, rather than trying to handle things somewhere else, because then, you'll just dissipate your energies. You'll waste your life talking about it; not doing anything about it.
Only if you have known intense action can you know inaction. People who are always resting in their life must be experts about rest, isn't it? But that is not the truth. Only a man who works intensely can know what rest is.
Do not wait for problems to overwhelm you. Take action before problems come. Preemption is the Path to Safety and Success
Perform those actions that are obligatory, for action is better than inactivity; even simple maintenance of thy body would be impossible through inaction.
Whatever a great person does, common people imitate. His actions set a standard for the people of the world.
Those who see action in inaction and inaction in action are truly wise amongst humans. Although performing all kinds of actions, they are yogis and masters of all their actions.
Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent of material rewards, the wise do not perform any binding action even in the midst of activities
Salvation is found by both renunciation and performance of the action. But of these two, the Yoga of action (Karma Yoga) is better than the renunciation of works.
Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality
No action is ever an isolated event. Always, it invites from the universe a reaction that corresponds exactly to the type and the force of energy behind the deed
Yoga is the path of spiritual action, the infallible means by which a concept is transmuted into realization. For those who embrace this "real religion," there is no waste of any holy effort
Before you act, you have freedom, but after you act, the effect of that action will follow you whether you want it to or not. That is the law of karma.
Trials do not come to destroy you, but to help you appreciate God better. God does not send those trials. They are of your own making—the effects of conscious or unconscious actions in the past, somewhere, sometime
Whatever you give out, you will attract in kind. What you are will show in your countenance and actions, and others will feel the underlying vibration and respond accordingly
True freedom consists in performing all actions - eating, reading, working, and so forth - in accordance with right judgment and choice of will, not in being compelled by habits
Without will, you may know what is right through discrimination and yet not act on it. It is acting on knowledge that gets you to your goal
A person who keeps the worry of a problem in his consciousness becomes moody. Avoid that. When a problem comes up, instead of dwelling on it, think of every possible avenue of action to rid yourself of it
If you take one little step (in the spiritual direction) it's worth all the scriptures on the planet. Do it before it's too late.
Every word you utter, every action you take in your life, is it for everyone's well-being, or is it just about you? Just fix this one thing
My integrity is not of Morality but of my Humanity. In thought, emotion and action if you include well-being of all, do whatever you want
Whatever you do or give, one thing is most important - that you do it with a truly loving heart.
Simply making an effort does not get you anywhere. It has to be the right kind of action, timing, and place
Integrity is not about the action but its purpose. Are you doing it for everyone's wellbeing or for your own benefit?
If you have children, first of all, you have to establish integrity. Your words and your actions should match.
When a person suffers, it is natural for another person to be sensitive to his suffering. This much sensitivity and this much humanity exists in everyone. But we have put our sensitivity and our humanity out of action
Morality and ethics automatically emerge when we realize the long term consequences of our actions
Everyone has good intentions. Everyone believes they're doing it for someone or something else. The only true measures are actions and results.
Karma means material action, that which is instigated by egoistic desire. It sets into motion the law of cause and effect. The action produces a result that binds itself to the doer until the cause is compensated by the appropriate effect
Karma is the law of action or cosmic justice, based upon cause and effect. Your every act, good or bad, has a specific effect on your life. The effects of actions in this life remain lodged in the subconsciousness
The sum total of past actions and unfulfilled desires determines what kind of body you will have, and sets the general pattern of your new incarnation
At the right time, and in the right environment, all good and bad actions of the past come to fruition, just as seeds sprout under the right conditions
To develop one's powers of concentration, one should do everything with deep attention. Most people perform activities absentmindedly. There is a great gulf between their actions and their thoughts
By self-analysis and constant watching of all your actions and thoughts and moods, you will gradually learn your true nature and how to express it flawlessly.
The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel.