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Translated teachings of Master Patana

The Art of Non-Doing to Success

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In the realm of “non-doing,” which is, contrary to what your conditioned minds might think, not the act of inactivity, but the highest form of activity. Non-doing is a divine law, a principle that governs the universe in its eternal dance, a dance that unfolds not through force or control, but through the effortless flow of existence itself.

Non-doing, or “wu wei” in Taoist philosophy, is the practice of doing things in a way that feels natural, effortless, and in harmony with the cosmos. It is not about being lazy or passive; it’s about aligning ourselves with the flow of life, the divine intelligence that pervades all things. When we truly understand and practice non-doing, we realize that everything unfolds exactly as it is meant to, leading to the ultimate success.

Many of you are perhaps now wondering: how can non-doing lead to success? Isn’t success about striving, about working hard, about pushing the boundaries? Yes, indeed, that’s what society has conditioned us to believe. The reality, however, is quite different. Effort and struggle may bring temporary success, but it is often accompanied by stress, fear, and anxiety. This is because when you try too hard, you are coming from a place of fear, a place of lack. You are trying to control the outcome, you are in a constant battle with the future, which is the realm of the unknown, the realm of infinite possibilities.

When you surrender to the divine law of non-doing, you allow yourself to be carried by the current of life. You act not out of fear, but out of trust. You act not from a place of lack, but from a place of abundance. The anxiety dissipates, the fears fade away, and all that is left is a sense of peace and fulfilment.

It is essential to understand the duality of the mind in this context. The mind oscillates between polar opposites – good and bad, success and failure, joy and sorrow. It is caught in a constant tug-of-war, leaving you in a state of unrest. In the state of non-doing, you transcend this duality. You realize that these opposites are not separate entities but two sides of the same coin. It’s a harmonious dance of opposites, a dance that gives life its depth and richness.

In non-doing, there is no fear of failure because you are not attached to the outcome. You act out of love, out of joy, out of the pure thrill of creation. And that is the key to ultimate success. When you love what you do, when you do it without any expectation, you infuse it with a divine energy, and that energy cannot help but attract success. But remember, this success is not the shallow success of societal norms; it is a success of the soul, a success that brings joy, peace, and fulfillment.

So, I invite you to surrender, to let go of the control, to embrace the divine law of non-doing. The river of life is flowing; you only need to let go and trust its current. You are not the doer; you are a divine instrument through which the cosmos expresses itself. Non-doing is the ultimate freedom. It’s the key to unlocking the infinite potential within you. In non-doing, you become one with the divine; you become one with all that is. You are already successful. You are already complete. Just realize this, and all else will fall into place.

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