nor by mere renunciation does he attain to perfection""- Bhagavat Gita 3.4
Actionless (Naishkarryam) and perfection (Siddhi) are synonymous.
The sage who has attained to perfection or reached the state of actionlessness
He has neither necessity nor desire for action as a means to an end. He has
One attains to the state of actionlessness by gaining the knowledge of the Self.
If a man simply sits quiet by abandoning action you cannot say that he has
and speculatingg Thought is real action. The sage who is free from affirmative
thoughts, wishes, and likes and dislikes, who has the knowledge of the Self
can be said to have attained to the state of actionlessness.
No one can reach perfection or freedom from action or knowledge of self by
mere renunciation or by simply giving up activities without possessing the
knowledge of the Self.
explained and translated by Swami SIVANANDA SARASWATHI.