de Mello on Action and Inaction

The master was known to favour action over withdrawal.

But he always insisted on "Enlightened" action.

The disciples wanted to know what "Enlightened" meant. 

Did it mean "right-intentioned"?

"Oh no", said the Master. 

"Think how right-intentioned the monkey is when he lifts a fish from the river to save it 

from the watery grave". 

Anthony de Mello

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