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It is very simple to understand. The same example. Your position, you first of all you must know what is your position. The position is, Krsna says that, "All these living entities are My part and parcel." That is your position

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is Lectures

The action, inaction and perverted action—these three things are very important subject matter for understanding. Here the same example. It is very simple to understand. The same example. Your position, you first of all you must know what is your position. The position is, Kṛṣṇa says that, "All these living entities are My part and parcel." That is your position. Lord Caitanya also says that jīvera svarūpa haya nitya-kṛṣṇa-dāsa (CC Madhya 20.108-109).

Purport: "If one is serious about liberation from material bondage, one has to understand the distinctions between action, inaction and unauthorized actions. One has to apply oneself to such an analysis of action, reaction and perverted actions, because it is a very difficult subject matter."

"To understand Kṛṣṇa consciousness and action according to the modes, one has to learn one's relationship with the Supreme. One who has learned perfectly knows that every living entity is the eternal servant of the Lord and consequently acts in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. The entire Bhagavad-gītā is directed towards this conclusion. Any other conclusions against this consciousness and its intended reactions are vikarmas, or prohibited actions. To understand all this one has to associate with authorities in Kṛṣṇa consciousness and learn the secret from them. This is as good as learning from the Lord directly."

Prabhupāda: The action, inaction and perverted action—these three things are very important subject matter for understanding. Here the same example. It is very simple to understand. The same example. Your position, you first of all you must know what is your position. The position is, Kṛṣṇa says that, "All these living entities are My part and parcel." That is your position. Lord Caitanya also says that jīvera svarūpa haya nitya-kṛṣṇa-dāsa (CC Madhya 20.108-109).

As part and parcel.

This is very easy to understand. Just like this finger is the part and parcel of your body; the hand is the part and parcel of your body; the leg is the part and parcel of your body; so we are all part and parcel of the Supreme. So what is our duty? What is the duty of this finger? "Now I wish that you stand like this"—the finger is standing like this. It is executing my order. If I say: "Close," finger immediately closed. So this is the duty.

If I am part and parcel of Kṛṣṇa, then what is my duty? My duty is to act what Kṛṣṇa says, that's all. That is my action. Without knowing this, whatever I do, that is perverted action. Just like in diseased condition this finger cannot act according to my order. "Oh, there is some pain." If I want to make it stand like that, "Oh, I feel pain," because there is diseased condition. Similarly, when we do not act in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that is our diseased condition of life. That is not normal condition. In normal condition we shall be all prepared to act in Kṛṣṇa consciousness. That we should know. Then our action will be right. Otherwise all inaction . . . not inaction; perverted action. Inaction is different. Inaction means what you do there is no reaction. That is inaction.

Yes. Go on.

Tamāla Kṛṣṇa: Eighteen: "One who sees inaction in action and action in inaction is intelligent among men, and he is in the transcendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities."

Purport: "A person acting in Kṛṣṇa consciousness is naturally free from the resultant action of work. His activities are all performed for Kṛṣṇa, and therefore he does not enjoy or suffer any of the effects of the world."

Prabhupāda: Reaction means when you enjoy or suffer. That is called reaction. And inaction means when there is no result on your account.

Just like you are working on account of the state. The state orders you to fight, so you are fighting, you are killing so many men. There is no reaction. But without state's order if you kill one man, immediately becomes a murderer. There is reaction immediately. This is very simple to understand.

Similarly, if you act on the supreme order there is no reaction, and if you act on your own account there will be reaction. Own account means whatever you do, either you suffer or you enjoy. But if you want to be inactive, neither suffering nor enjoying—in the neutral state—that is required. That is Kṛṣṇa consciousness.