The passages in this study book have been taken directly from J. Krishnamurti?s talks and books from 1933 through 1967. The compilers began by reading all the passages from this period that contained the word action, the theme of this book. This would not have been possible without the use of a full-text computer database produced by the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust of England. Over 750 passages were studied in all, and the aspects of "action" most frequently addressed by Krishnamurti were noted. These aspects then formed the outline for the contents of this book. The material selected has not been altered from the way it was originally printed except for limited correction of spelling, punctuation, and missing words. Krishnamurti spoke from such a large perspective that his entire vision was implied in any extended passage. If one wishes to see how a statement flows out of his whole discourse, one can find the full context from the references at the foot of each passage. These refer primarily to talks which have been published in The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti. This 17-volume set covers the entire period from which this study book has been drawn. A complete bibliography is included at the end of this book. Students and scholars may also be interested in additional passages on action not used in the book, available for study upon written request, in the archives of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America.