One is the doer, and the other is the enjoyer

Q: Guruji, the Bhagavad Gita says that we are not the doer. Somebody else is acting through us, we are the medium. We say that the future is free will and the past is destiny. I feel this is a little contradictory. Can you please clarify?

Guruji : There are two things: one is the doer, and the other is the enjoyer, and they both go together. If you are a doer, then you are also the enjoyer. If you’re not the doer, then you are also not enjoying. So, when you say, ‘I have not done it’, there is one aspect in you that remains untouched by the consequences as well as the actions. And there is another aspect in you that is doing everything, and also suffering or enjoying the consequences. So, there are two things inside you. There is a beautiful analogy in the Upanishad.

On this tree of the universe, two birds are sitting. One is enjoying the fruits of action, and the other is just witnessing it. This is the depth of the philosophy. As you go deep in meditation and understand more and more, you will find these things happening. Whether it is very good work, or the worst job ever done, somewhere inside, you will feel that I didn’t do it, it has just happened.

Have you felt that? It has happened to me, I didn’t do it. That is what it is. That is one thing which makes it happen. And the other thing is, feeling that I am not the doer. This ‘not-doing’ one, is the director.


“If you’re giving your all to Someone and it’s not enough, you are giving it to the Wrong person.”


“Don’t Judge a situation you have never been in.” ~ Mitchell Perry


“It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires a great deal of strength to decide what to do.” ~ Elbert Hubbard


“Everyone has gone through Something that has Changed them in a way that they could Never go back to the person they once were.”


“Never make yourself feel like Nothing, to make someone else feel like Everything.”


One type of wealth is wisdom, knowledge is wealth, health is wealth, confidence is wealth, valour is wealth. If you have confidence you can manage anything, you can handle any situation, that is wealth.


Om Namah Shivay

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