Action: A Study Book of the Teachings of J. Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti offers radically different answers to questions about relationship with others, and why we do not act with clarity and intelligence. He says, Surely true action comes from clarity. When the mind is very clear, unconfused, not contradictory within itself, then action inevitably follows from that clarity.
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Overview

Krishnamurti offers radically different answers to questions about relationship with others, and why we do not act with clarity and intelligence. He says, Surely true action comes from clarity. When the mind is very clear, unconfused, not contradictory within itself, then action inevitably follows from that clarity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888004014
  • Publisher: Krishnamurti Publications International
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 966,301
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Krishnamurti, Jiddu born of middle-class Brahmin parents, was recognized at age fourteen as the coming World Teacher. Krishnamurti claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. He traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life at age ninety. He said man has to free himself of all fear, conditioning, authority and dogma through self-knowledge and this will bring about order and psychological mutation. For more information see http://kpublications.com/k_bio.html
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Table of Contents

Foreword 1
Introduction: Talking things over together as two friends ... 3
I. An Overview 5
II. What is Action? 13
III. Total Action vs. Incomplete Action 19
IV. Impediments to Total Action 27
A. Idea 27
B. Beliefs, ideologies, commitments 32
C. Reaction and the process of thought 37
D. Effort, will 43
E. Time, the postponement of action 49
V. Total Action 53
A. Seeing, perception, understanding is action 59
B. Immediate, instantaneous action 62
C. Complete attention 68
D. The miracle of listening 73
E. Love 78
F. Action, silence, and the religious mind 83
VI. Krishnamurti: His Heuristic Approach 97
VII. "The Individual's Responsibility is Not to Society, But to Himself." 109
VIII. The Relation of Action to Other Areas of Inquiry 119
IX. In Summation 131
Bibliography 141
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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    An ivitatation to step outside the spiritual box altogether...

    This book presents many of the teachings of J. Krishnamurti on "Action". He invites us all to use the resources of our own intelligence to see how we invent our own world and at the same time are fully capable of seeing through to the needs of the moment and give up our conflicting efforts to try and fix it....

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