Action: A Selection of Passages from the Teachings of J. by Jiddu Krishnamurti
By Jiddu Krishnamurti
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1990
The passages during this research ebook were taken at once from Krishnamurti's talks and books from 1933 via 1967.
The compilers begun by means of interpreting the entire passages from this era which contained the note action—the subject of this e-book. this might now not were attainable with out using an entire textual content desktop database, produced by means of the Krishnamurti beginning belief of britain. Over 750 passages have been studied in all, and the facets of "action" most often addressed via Krishnamurti have been famous. those facets then shaped the description for the contents of this publication.
The fabric chosen has no longer been altered from how it used to be initially published apart from constrained correction of spelling, punctuation, and lacking phrases. phrases or words that seem in brackets will not be 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 sequence of asterisks among paragraphs exhibits that there are paragraphs from that speak that have been 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 one of these huge standpoint that his complete imaginative and prescient used to be implied in any prolonged passage. If one needs to determine how an announcement flows out of his complete discourse, you will find the complete 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 whole interval from which this examine publication has been drawn. an entire bibliography is incorporated on the finish of this e-book. scholars and students can also be attracted to extra passages on motion no longer utilized in the e-book, avail2 capable for research upon written request, within the data of the Krishnamurti starting place of the US. This research publication goals to provide the reader as complete a view as attainable, in one hundred forty pages, of the query of motion as explored by way of Krishnamurti throughout the interval lined. many of the fabric provided has no longer been formerly released, other than within the Verbatim studies which have been produced privately, in restricted numbers, essentially in the event you attended Krishnamurti's talks.
A ultimate word: The time period heuristic, utilized in the heading of part VI, is outlined through the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary as "serving or resulting in locate out" or "the procedure in schooling wherein the scholar is determined to determine issues for himself" and never "depending on assumptions in line with prior experience."
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Saanen, 3rd Public Discussion, August 5, 1966 Collected Works, Vol. XVI, p. 268 When we see that action is approximating itself to an idea and therefore it is not an action, then we will put away all idea and know what action is. Questioner: In a little village there is a poisonous snake, and there is a woman crying her heart out because the snake has bitten her baby and the baby is dead. I can kill the snake or I can leave it alone. What am I to do? KRISHNAMURTI: What do you do? Do you wait until you come to this tent to be told what to do?
Take, for example, what we were discussing the other day—the problem of fear. We realize that our activity and our being and our whole existence would be fundamentally altered if there were no fear of any kind in us. We may see that, we may see the truth of it; and thereby there is a freedom from fear. But for most of us, when a fact, a truth, is put before us, what is our immediate response? Please experiment with what I am saying; please do not merely listen. ” Now, when a statement of that kind is made, what is your response?
What I am going to say will probably be rather difficult. So, listen as though you are far away. I am going to talk about something which you will come to, if you have gone through all this sweetly, with pleasure. When you have gone through the whole process of action born of reaction, and denied it with enchantment, with joy—not with pain—then you will see that you will come naturally, easily, to a state of mind that is the very essence of beauty. Bombay, 5th Public Talk, March 4, 1962 Collected Works, Vol.