We call actions thoughtless, indifferent, halfhearted, distracted, mechanical, well planned, focused, kind, cruel etc. depending on the emotions and thoughts behind them. The namskara of an airhostess is often called mechanical, the handshake of a diplomat formal, the promises of a politician false, etc. Such actions lack the right emotions and thought behind them. They are therefore devoid of true or good essence.
We call the smile of a child genuine, the words of a saint touching or the masterpiece of an artist inspired, for these actions have in them the essence of truth, goodness or appropriateness.
Such actions or conduct backed by the right emotions and thoughts is called Sadachara.
Swamini Vimalananda – associated with the Chinmaya Mission