By Jiddu Krishnamurti
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1990
The passages during this research booklet were taken at once from Krishnamurti's talks and books from 1933 via 1967.
The compilers started through examining the entire passages from this era which contained the note action—the subject of this booklet. this could now not were attainable with out using a whole textual content machine database, produced by means of the Krishnamurti origin belief of britain. Over 750 passages have been studied in all, and the features of "action" most often addressed by means of Krishnamurti have been famous. those facets then shaped the description for the contents of this booklet.
The fabric chosen has no longer been altered from how it used to be initially revealed apart from constrained correction of spelling, punctuation, and lacking phrases. phrases or words that seem in brackets usually are not Krishnamurti's, yet were additional by way of the compilers for the sake of readability. Ellipses introducing a passage, or finishing it, point out that the passage starts off or results in mid-sentence. Ellipses during a passage point out phrases or sentences passed over. a chain of asterisks among paragraphs indicates that there are paragraphs from that speak which were passed over. Captions, trigger from the physique of the textual content, were used with many passages. such a lot captions are statements taken at once from the textual content, with a few being a mixture of words from the passage. Krishnamurti spoke from this kind of huge standpoint that his complete imaginative and prescient used to be implied in any prolonged passage. If one needs to work out how an announcement flows out of his entire discourse, you'll discover the entire context from the references on the foot of every passage. those refer essentially to talks that have been released within the gathered Works of J. Krishnamurti.
This seventeen-volume set covers the full interval from which this examine ebook has been drawn. an entire bibliography is incorporated on the finish of this publication. scholars and students can also be drawn to extra passages on motion no longer utilized in the booklet, avail2 capable for examine upon written request, within the data of the Krishnamurti origin of the United States. This learn booklet goals to provide the reader as finished a view as attainable, in a hundred and forty pages, of the query of motion as explored by way of Krishnamurti in the course of the interval lined. lots of the fabric provided has now not been formerly released, other than within the Verbatim studies that have been produced privately, in constrained numbers, basically if you happen to attended Krishnamurti's talks.
A ultimate observe: The time period heuristic, utilized in the heading of part VI, is outlined by way of the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary as "serving or resulting in locate out" or "the procedure in schooling during which the scholar is decided to determine issues for himself" and never "depending on assumptions in response to earlier experience."
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I say something to you; you don’t like it, and you do something in response to that which you don’t like to accept. At that level we are acting all the time. You have been brought up, conditioned to a particular pattern of life; that is your daily life, pattern of life, inwardly and outwardly. And when that is questioned, you revolt, you react according to your conditioning, according to your habits; from that 37 reaction there is another action. So we move from reaction to reaction all the time, and therefore we never are free.
I think there is a difference between a human being and an individual. The individual is a local entity, living in a particular country, belonging to a particular culture, a particular society, a particular religion, and so on. A human being is not a local entity, whether he is in America, in Russia, in China, or here. And I think we should bear that in mind while we are talking during these discussions. Then what is a human being to do? Because if the human being understands the totality of this problem and acts, then the individual has relationship to that totality.
The essential thing is for the mind to understand the totality of action, that is, to get the feeling of action which is not born of decision, as one might get the feeling of a lovely sunset, of a flower, or a bird on the wing. This requires an inquiry into the unconscious with no positive demand for an answer. And if you are capable of not being caught up in the immediacy of life, of what to do tomorrow, then you will find that the mind begins to discover a state of action in which there is no contradiction, an action which has no opposite.
Action: A Selection of Passages from the Teachings of J. Krishnamurti (1st Edition) by Jiddu Krishnamurti