- Present-mindedness: It means to remain conscious and aware of each and every moment. As the present is the only reality which exists. If you let the present slip away, are never able to recapture it, and hence, mindfulness is the only means of capturing the reality of the present. It requires present-minded action.
- Complete awareness of your action: Habitually, while working you tend to think with ‘half a mind’ which leads to the division of your thoughts and little engagement in the work in hand. If you have complete awareness of your action and coordination between mind and body, it will result in no wastage of efforts and energy and increased efficiency.
- Spiritual Awareness: You must be always aware of your ultimate goal of purification of mind and realization of your own self.
2. Action, not Re-action (PratikriyaVirati):
It is human nature to react accordingly to the external environment because we are overwhelmed by the emotions or vengeful thoughts. But this is ‘re-action’ instead of ‘action’ which is not what is expected at times. There should be a logical explanation for your actions. This principle teaches you to be an ‘action-oriented rather than ‘re-action oriented’ person. This means to think logically and reasonably taking the action. It helps in fighting with the negative and impure thoughts and emotions.