The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti {What is Right Action? Volume – II [1934- 1935]}

The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti {What is Right Action? Volume – II [1934- 1935]}

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Item Code: IDK295
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 1991
ISBN: 9788120832428
Pages: 264
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.2" X 7.2"
Weight 540 gm

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in 1895 of Brahmin parents in South India. At te age of fourteen he was proclaimed the coming World Teacher by Annie Besant, then President of the Theosophical Society, an international organization that emphasized the unity of world religions. Mrs. Besant adopted the boy and took him to England, where he was educated and prepared for his coming role. In 1911 a new worldwide organization was formed and Krishnamurti as its head, solely to prepare its members for his advent as World Teacher. In 1929, after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him, Krishnamurti disbanded this organization, saying;

Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path. My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free.

Until the end of his life at the age ninety, Krishnamurti traveled the world speaking as a private person. The rejection of all spiritual and psychological authority, including his own, is a fundamental theme. A major concern is the social structure and how it conditions the individual. The emphasis in his talks and writings is on the psychological barriers that prevent clarity of perception. In the mirror of relationship, each of us can come to understand the content of his own consciousness, which is common to all humanity. We can do this, not analytically, but directly in a manner Krishnamurti describes at length. In observing this content we discover within ourselves the division of the observer and what is observed. He point out that this division, which prevents direct perception, is the root of human conflict.

His central vision did not waver after 1929, but Krishnamurti strove for the rest of his life to make his language even more simple and clear. There is a development in his exposition. From year to year he used new terms and new approaches to his subject, with different nuances.

Because his subject is all-embracing, the Collected Works are of compelling interest. Within his talks in any one year, Krishnamurti was not able to cover the while range of his vision, but broad amplification of particular themes are found throughout these volumes. In them he lays the foundations of many of the concepts he used in later years.

The Collect Works contains Krishnamurti's previously published talks discussions, answers to specific questions, and writings for the years 1933 through 1967. They are an authentic record of his teachings, taken from transcripts of verbatim shorthand reports and tape recordings.

The Krishnamurti Foundation of America, a California charitable trust, has among its purposes the publication and distribution of Krishnamurti books, videocassettes, films and tape recordings. The production of the Collected Works in one of these activities.


  Preface vii
  Talks in Auckland, New Zealand 1
  First Talk in Town Hall, March 28, 1934 1
  First Talk in Vasanta School Gardens, March 30, 1934 7
  Second Talk in Vasanta School Gardens, March 31, 1934 14
  Talk to Theosophists, March 31, 1934 20
  Second Talk in Town Hall, April 1, 1934 31
  Third Talk in Vasanta School Gardens, April 2, 1934 39
  Talk to Businessmen, April 6, 1934 46
  Talks in The Oak Grove, Ojai, California 53
  First Talk, June 16, 1934 53
  Second Talk, June 17, 1934 57
  Third Talk, June 18, 1934 62
  Fourth Talk, June 19, 1934 67
  Fifth Talk, June 22, 1934 71
  Sixth Talk, June 23, 1934 75
  Seventh Talk, June 24, 1934 80
  Eighth Talk, June 25, 1934 85
  Ninth Talk, June 28, 1934 90
  Tenth Talk, June 29, 1934 94
  Eleventh Talk, June 30, 1934 99
  Twelfth Talk, July 1, 1934 104
  Talks in New York City, New York 109
  First Talk in the Town Hall, March 11, 1935 109
  Second Talk in the Town Hall, March 13, 1935 114
  Third Talk in the Town Hall, March 15, 1935 119
  Talks in Brazil 127
  First Talk in Rao de Janeiro, April 13, 1935 127
  Second Talk in Rao de Janeiro, April 17, 1935 130
  Second Talk in Sao Paulo, April 24, 1935 133
  Third Talk in Rao de Janeiro, May 4, 1935 136
  Fourth Talk in Rao de Janeiro, May 10, 1935 139
  Fifth Talk in Rao de Janeiro, May 18, 1935 143
  Talk in Niteroi, May 28, 1935 147
  Talks in Montevideo, Uruguay 153
  First Talk, June 21, 1935 153
  Second Talk, June 26, 1935 157
  Third Talk, June 28, 1935 163
  Talk at the University, July 6, 1935 168
  Talks in Argentina 173
  First Talk in Buenos Aires, July 12, 1935 173
  Second Talk in Buenos Aires, July 15, 1935 176
  Third Talk in Buenos Aires, July 19, 1935 181
  Fourth Talk in Buenos Aires, July 22, 1935 186
  Talk at the National College, La Plata, August 2, 1935 191
  Talk in Rosario and Mendoza, July 27 & 28, and August 25 and 27, 1935 195
  Talks in Chile 203
  First Talk in Santiago, September 1, 1935 203
  Talk in Valparaiso, September 4, 1935 207
  Second Talk in Santiago, September 7, 1935 211
  Third Talk in Santiago, September 8, 1935 215
  Talks in Mexico City, Mexico 221
  First Talk in October 20, 1935 221
  Second Talk in October 27, 1935 224
  Third Talk in October 30, 1935 228
  Fourth Talk in November 3, 1935 230
  Questions 235
  Index 249

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