Does a clarification of the state of actionlessness (naishkarmaya), highly recommended by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, help in understanding some of the related subtle teachings of K, such as “Be totally attentive and do nothing”? Realizing that I cannot ascend to the Truth, I wonder if anything is required from my side for the Truth to descend upon me? How can Krishnamurti’s remark that ‘effort is an abomination’ be understood?
Ravi Ravindra is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years as a Professor in the departments of Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and of Physics. Ravi’s spiritual search has led him to the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, G. I. Gurdjieff, Zen, Yoga, and a deep immersion in the mystical teachings of the Indian and Christian classical traditions. He is the author of several books on religion, science, mysticism, and spirituality.