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By Jiddu Krishnamurti

ISBN-10: 1888004010

ISBN-13: 9781888004014

Publish yr note: First released in 1990
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The passages during this research e-book were taken without delay from Krishnamurti's talks and books from 1933 via 1967.

The compilers all started through examining all of the passages from this era which contained the be aware action—the subject of this booklet. this might now not were attainable with no using an entire textual content desktop database, produced via the Krishnamurti origin belief of britain. Over 750 passages have been studied in all, and the points of "action" most often addressed by means of Krishnamurti have been famous. those features then shaped the description for the contents of this booklet.

The fabric chosen has now not been altered from how it used to be initially revealed aside from constrained correction of spelling, punctuation, and lacking phrases. phrases or words that seem in brackets aren't Krishnamurti's, yet were additional via the compilers for the sake of readability. Ellipses introducing a passage, or finishing it, point out that the passage starts or leads to 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 mix of words from the passage. Krishnamurti spoke from this sort of huge viewpoint 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 will find the total context from the references on the foot of every passage. those refer basically to talks which were released within the gathered Works of J. Krishnamurti.

This seventeen-volume set covers the total interval from which this research ebook has been drawn. an entire bibliography is integrated on the finish of this e-book. scholars and students can also be drawn to extra passages on motion no longer utilized in the publication, avail2 capable for research upon written request, within the files of the Krishnamurti starting place of the USA. This learn publication goals to offer the reader as complete a view as attainable, in a hundred and forty pages, of the query of motion as explored through Krishnamurti through the interval coated. many of the fabric awarded has now not been formerly released, other than within the Verbatim experiences 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 via the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary as "serving or resulting in locate out" or "the procedure in schooling wherein the student is decided to determine issues for himself" and never "depending on assumptions according to previous experience."

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There is no thinking without the past. Our thought is merely the reaction of memory. And what I am talking about is action without reaction, which means living without thought as the reaction of memory. Saanen, 4th Public Talk, June 29, 1962 Collected Works, Vol. XIII, p. 233 Reaction leads to incomplete action and therefore to the continuity of more conflict, more misery. So a mind is concerned with itself, as most people are. You have to be concerned with yourselves at one level, physiologically— earning a [living].

Please understand this. There must be reaction. When you see something ugly, it must react; when you see something beautiful, it must react; when you see a poisonous snake, it must react; otherwise you are dead, you are insensitive, you are not alive, you are dull. But that reaction is different from the reaction which society and yourself, through experiences, have built up, which has become your conditioning. When you see a tree, when you see a sunset, if you do not react, you are paralyzed. But when you react according to self-pity, according to your conclusions, according to your habits, according to your failures, successes, hopes, despairs, such reaction leads to incomplete action and therefore to the continuity of more conflict, more misery.

What do we mean by an idea? How does an idea come into being? And can idea and action be brought together? Suppose I have an idea and I wish to carry it out. I seek a method of carrying out that idea, and we speculate, waste our time and energies in quarrelling over how the idea should be carried out. So it is really very important to 29 find out how ideas come into being; and after discovering the truth of that we can discuss the question of action. Without discussing ideas, merely to find out how to act has no meaning.

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