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What are you ‘Doing’ ….?

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What are you ‘Doing’ ….?


I don’t feel like doing ‘anything’,
But still I have to go on doing ‘something’
But can I remain from any doing?
No, for even not doing is in fact also a doing,
It is called doing ‘nothing’.

It should now be our understanding
That we are always engaged in doing,
It may be ‘something’, ‘anything’ or ‘nothing’,
depending upon the thing we are doing.

In the world of today,
If some one asks you, “What are you doing?”
What he means is “Are you doing ‘something’,
to earn money? Or whiling away your time doing ‘nothing’”.

Only when you earn money from doing,
what you are doing, it is called doing ‘something’.
If what you are doing does not bring in money,
like penning poems, reading, drawing, rejoicing.
entertaining your self, it is said to be doing ‘nothing’
Then there are activities which come under doing ‘anything’
like social or community service, where you are spending, not earning,

Ever since I have understood
These modern concepts about doing,
I am now clear about when what I am doing,
‘something’, ‘anything’ or ‘nothing’.
And feel no regret from what I am doing

To tell you the secret, most of the time I am doing ‘nothing’,
And feel myself happy doing ‘nothing’ and sometimes ‘anything’,
Because all my life I was engaged in doing ‘something’,
which I am not now doing, and thus enjoying everything….!

—- “ Vishvnand “ —-

17 Comments

  1. Gion Gion says:

    Vishvnand,
    very good. Very amusing read and witty too.
    Enjoyed reading it,
    Fergus

  2. krishna says:

    There’s action in inaction and inaction in action…
    Amusing poem…
    Liked it..

  3. dr.paliwal says:

    Very nice amusing poem sirji…
    Enjoyed reading it……

  4. medhini says:

    A nice witty poem with an amusing note.
    Enjoyed reading it, Vishvji.

  5. rajdeep says:

    yes i loved reading it

  6. Ray says:

    I will tell you what I am doing…I am giving you 5 of the best.

    • Vishvnand says:

      Ray
      Thank you very much for doing what you have done.. By the way I think what you have done comes under doing ‘anything’. 🙂

  7. Supriya says:

    Very nice poem Daddy. I enjoyed reading it.

  8. Supriya says:

    Very nice poem Daddy. I enjoyed reading it.
    Supriya

  9. ashwini kumar goswami says:

    A most knowledgeable verse, parallel to the philosophy of “action in
    inaction and inaction in action” envisaged in our holy GEETA.
    HEARTY KUDOS FOR THIS LESSON.
    PS:
    Notwithstanding, kindly excuse me to suggest a comma between the
    words “spending” and “not earning” in the 4th stanza to make the poem
    alright !

    • Vishvnand says:

      @ashwini kumar goswami
      Thanks indeed very much for your comment & appreciation about the poem which I express my gratitude.
      The comma correction has been done forthwith.

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