Practical Philosophy WA

06. The Way of Action

This course will examine The Way of Action using Mindfulness to examine the questions; what really is an action, what are the constituent elements of an action, how is it possible to act in a manner that is liberating rather than binding, how is it possible to know a good action from a bad action, what is
right action and what is not, how may actions be refined, what is it that acts, and how in action may we discover ourselves?





The first two lessons about the way of action. namely, starting from stillness, and not to -give way to weakness


Three aspects of action; creative, sustaining and dissolving. The importance of the attitude and conduct of a person in performing any action


The importance of action being a service. Helping the revolving wheel of sacrifice. The means by which the righteousness or unrighteousness of an action may be determined


Poimandres to Hermes Trismegistis. What is the real intention in any action that takes place.


The impulse to act; the point from which action arises. Pure and impure impulses to action. The mortal and immortal aspects of Man's nature.


Disciple as a sustaining aspect of an action, Discipline meaning to learn and to teach. The discipline that arises out of an action and the inner discipline to hold to that,


The sustaining power of love in an action. The importance of finding and protecting love in the performance of action.


Duty as a sustaining element in action The strengthening and liberating effect of duty The duty to oneself,


Bringing an action to completion and allowing it to dissolve back into stillness, without anything left over. The need for patience and constancy


The need to surrender the claim to an action to be free from pride or self-criticism


Having faith to recognise that at every step of an action all that is necessary will be available. The way ahead.


Enrolment in this course is dependent upon completion of courses Practical Philosophy and Mindfulness (MNDPP), Mindfulness and True Happiness (MNDTH), Mindfulness and Pure Love (MNDPL) and Mindfulness and Presence of Mind (PRMND) beforehand