Jiddu Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individuals search for security and happiness and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt and sorrow.
He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality. For nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February , he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind.
Login Register. Advanced Search. Your cart is empty. Out of Stock Availability in weeks on receipt of order. Free delivery across Pakistan on order of Rs. Add to Wish List Add to Cart. Mar 10, Philen Naidu rated it it was amazing. What a thinker! This book will rattle your brain in many new directions and will strip away so much conditioned thinking. This is not for the lighthearted. If you enjoy philosophy, you need to read this. Oct 31, Lewis Manalo rated it really liked it. This is one of the five books I took with me when I first deployed to Afghanistan. A record of talks Krishnamurti held, the book can get repetitive as people in his audience keep asking the same questions over and over.
The questioners also ask such metaphysically weighty questions with no sense of irony that the book feels a little dated. That said, Krishnamurti is an amazing thinker, influential to many of the spiritual writers of today - and to Bruce Lee, which is how I discovered him.
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His ic This is one of the five books I took with me when I first deployed to Afghanistan. His iconoclastic sense of religion sets the seeker him or herself as the authority, asking the question "what would you believe in if there was no religion?
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If the title doesn't scare you or make you chortle with disdain, this book can change your life. The Theosophists raised Krishnamurti to believe that he was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ according to a Herald Tribune article I read.
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That Krishnamurti turned his back on his Theosophist background speaks volumes on how he must have reached his conclusions. Mar 11, martin rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Make no mistake, what Krishnamurti teaches is not another philosophical system - it is the end of all systems; it is the end of everything except love, which can operate only in an atmosphere of unselfishness and therefore freedom.
The message is that the ending of sorrow is found in the cessation of self-interest which is the source of all conflict - self-interest including the desire to achieve even the most lofty spiritual ideals.
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If one has ever felt a longing to live completely without conf Make no mistake, what Krishnamurti teaches is not another philosophical system - it is the end of all systems; it is the end of everything except love, which can operate only in an atmosphere of unselfishness and therefore freedom. If one has ever felt a longing to live completely without conflict, the type of self-examination Krishnamurti encourages could be revolutionary; but it would be a vast misunderstanding to credit his teaching as a step on the ladder to whom you wish to become.
On a practical note -- this happened to be the first book i picked up "by" him, and it is very thorough; however, the message is the same in all his books, some of which are much shorter. Mar 10, Timothy Warnock rated it it was amazing. There is a simplicity and profoundness to Krishnamurti's talks, he often connects the topic back to root causes of the human condition.
He offers a brilliant perspective of the nature of ego, security, suffering, and thinking itself. It is a profoundly simple message, yet eloquently conveyed with strong questions to break through the fears and egos that prevent the human mind from understanding something that is otherwise quite simple. Feb 07, Sunny rated it really liked it Shelves: philosophy. This was one of those paradigm shifting books you occasionally come cross. Jiddu challenges almost all of the fundamental norms and philosophical conventions you or I would typically live by.
In many ways his style of discussion this book comprised a series of lectures and exchanges he had with various audience members and specific individuals was very Socratic in many places. My one main criticism would be that at times he comes across extremely arrogant to the point that you get the impressi This was one of those paradigm shifting books you occasionally come cross.
My one main criticism would be that at times he comes across extremely arrogant to the point that you get the impression that anything the audience member said he would refute without thinking.
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One of his key points and brain shakers for me is his assertion of the inadequacy of thought and thinking. He cites may times the example of an observer looking at a beautiful image like a beautiful Himalayan mountain range and how when you look at that image and you are enraptured in the beauty of what you see, your "thinking" comes to a standstill. You have a hand, you use don't you?
You don't actively think about using it. Why can't we extend this omnipresence of the mind beyond our nuclear being into the rest of the world, literally, he asks you? It reminds me of young Werther's response to the unrequited love of his life: "think of you? I never think of you.
You are always before my soul! What is important is not to learn but to see truly. When you are truly present in the moment, time, thought, analysis, speculation, knowledge of past events relating to what you are looking at are made redundant. Jiddu also talks about topics such as inner revolution, relationships, meditation, the art of seeing, conflict, the pursuit of pleasure, good and evil, the sacred, time and space, order, understanding ourselves, loneliness, fear and intelligence.
View 2 comments. Aug 04, Nicholas rated it it was amazing Shelves: philosophy , neuroscience , psychology , physics. The book is basically a transcription of seminars from the early 70's concerning the nature of intelligence and how thought acts to drown it out, through the pursuit of pleasure and security, which produces a fragmentary world of conflicting concepts and illusions that removes one from the reality of the present.
Although much The book is basically a transcription of seminars from the early 70's concerning the nature of intelligence and how thought acts to drown it out, through the pursuit of pleasure and security, which produces a fragmentary world of conflicting concepts and illusions that removes one from the reality of the present.
Although much of the book seems to be a repetition of the same basic premises, each new approach seems to contain a different explanation, which keeps it alive and enables one to have a multifaceted view that reinforces the ideas from different angles, and for that reason its worth expending the considerable energy required to keep up the level of concentration required. View 1 comment. Feb 27, Averill rated it it was ok Shelves: occult , philosophy. This guy really loved to hear himself talk. This one of the outanding spiritual books of the last century.
This is also one of the books I will never finish reading. It is to be contemplated upon -not reading in the normal sense. The section pages - for me is favourite. Interview with Bohm at the lastpart is insightful. I have been with this book for several decades but re read when i need contemplation.
In fact i have a few books that are favourite for reapeated study. Nissagar Datta maharaj's I am That, Ramana maharishi's talks This one of the outanding spiritual books of the last century. Nissagar Datta maharaj's I am That, Ramana maharishi's talks with maharishi. Feb 25, James rated it it was amazing. It took me most of a year to read this book. And this was the second time I read it. It still is one of my all time favorite books.
It's offers a full view of Krishnamurti's philosophy through transcripts of his talks in India and London. If you want to understadn why "thought is a prison" and why the images you hold about others interfere with your personal growth and realization of Truth and compassion, this is a good book to read.
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It's the kind of book you have to study and apply to yourself It took me most of a year to read this book. It's the kind of book you have to study and apply to yourself as you read it, if you want to benefit from reading it. I say go for it. Jul 06, Justin Podur rated it it was amazing Shelves: how-to , education. Krishnamurti is listed in there in one of Bruce's lists under "Mental Training".
And that's what this is. Krishnamurti's reading is like meditation, spirituality, or mysticism, but without any of the obesiance to authority, supernatural claims, or mystification. I have gradually become more focused on social and political suffering and social and political solutions to human misery, but for help with trying to u I came across Krishnamurti's name digging around in Bruce Lee's Tao of Jeet Kune Do.
I have gradually become more focused on social and political suffering and social and political solutions to human misery, but for help with trying to understand what doesn't fit into those categories, I find Krishnamurti to be helpful. Oct 11, Man O'neal rated it it was amazing Shelves: owned.