The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, of all ages, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, teachers and parents in India, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the expressions of what we are pleased to call our culture, our education, religion, greed and envy, politics and tradition; and he throws much light on such basic emotions as ambition, the desire for security and the lust for power – all of which he shows to be deteriorating factors in human society.
From the editor’s note‘krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness. Anne Marrow Lindbergh.
As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Condition: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning
J. He asks his listeners to consider that we are merely substituting comfortable myths for our fears, and living as if these myths were true. Krishnamurti offers a means to transform thinking and hence our relationship to life. He deeply understands the operation of the human mind â€” particularly how our thinking lies at the root of all violence and suffering.
This book patiently explains how to examine our assumptions; how to question our â€œconditionedâ€ beliefs, and ultimately how to listen for truthâ€¦both within and from the world around us. Krishnamurti remains one of the worldâ€™s greatest philosophers and teachers. Krishnamurti. Therefore, not self-analytically or introspectively, it is important to understand the operation of oneâ€™s own mind, but by being aware of its total process; and that is what I would like to discuss during these talks.
J. In this series of 8 previously unpublished lectures, he discusses a world in which booming productivity and scientific advancement should promise a happy future, but donâ€™t. It seems to me that our many problems cannot be solved except through a fundamental revolution of the mind, for such a revolution alone can bring about the realization of that which is truth.
As one is offers readers a rare opportunity to gain greater self-understanding, and clarity in the midst of confusion.
The First and Last Freedom
Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century. Through discussions on suffering, gossip, Krishnamurti’s quest becomes the readers, fear, sex and other topics, an undertaking of tremendous significance. In the first and last freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom.
The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti
365 daily meditations on freedom, personal transformation, Living Fully, and Much More, from the Man the Dalai Lama Described as "One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age".
On fear is a collection of krishnamurti's most profound observations and thoughts on how fear and dependence affect our lives and prevent us from seeing our true selves. Questioning whether the exercise of will can eliminate the debilitating effects of fear, he suggests, instead, that only a fundamental realization of the root of all fear can free our minds.
Among the many questions krishnamurti addresses in these remarkable teachings are: How can a mind that is afraid love? And what can a mind that depends on attachment know of joy? He points out that the voice of fear makes the mind dull and insensitive, which limit us and from which we constantly seek escape, and argues that the roots of hidden fears, cannot be discovered through analysis of the past.
Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti
Warning readers away from blind obedience to creeds or teachers – including himself – Krishnamurti celebrated the individual quest for truth, and thus became on of the most influential guides for independent-minded seekers of the twentieth century – and beyond. Now the trustees of krishnamurti’s work have gathered his very best and most illuminating writings and talks to present in one volume the truly essential ideas of this great spiritual thinker.
Total freedom includes selections from krishnamurti’s early works, meditation, his ‘Commentaries on Living’, and his discourses on life, the self, sex and love. These writings reveal krishnamuri’s core teachings in their full eloquence and power: the nature of personal freedom; the mysteries of life and death; and the ‘pathless land’, the personal search for truth and peace.
Counted among his admirers are jonas salk, David Hockney, along with countless other philosophers, Aldous Huxley, and Van Morrison, artist, writers and students of the spiritual path.
Awakening of Intelligence
This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti's teaching is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. Krishnamurti discusses these themes with Jacob Needleman, and Swami Venkatasananda, Alain Naude, among others. Within general discussions of conflict, self-knowledge, religious experience, fear, violence, and intelligence, Krishnamurti examines specific issues, such as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of "cosmic consciousness"; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.
. The awakening of intelligence is indispensable for all those intent on a fuller understanding of Krishnamurti's teaching.
At the Feet of the Master
He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social. His subject matter included psychological revolution, meditation, the nature of the mind, human relationships, and bringing about positive change in society.
. Jiddu krishnamurti was a renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues.
On Love and Loneliness
Krishnamurti suggests that "true relationship" can come into being only when there is self-knowledge of the conditions which divide and islolate individuals and groups. Only by renouncing the self can we understand the problem of lonliness, and truly love. In 1950 krishnamurti said: "it is only when the mind is not escaping in any form that it is possible to be in direct communion with that thing we call lonliness, the alone, and to have communion with that thing, there must be affection, there must be love.
On love and lonliness is a compelling investigation of our intimate relationships with ourselves, others, and society.
This Light in Oneself: True Meditation
These selections present the core of Krishnamurti's teaching on meditation, taken from discussions with small groups, as well as from public talks to large audiences. He offers timeless insights into the source of true freedom and wisdom. We are the world, says Krishnamurti, and it is our individual chaos that creates social disorder.
His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to know ourselves, in order really to understand our own—and the world's—conflicts.
It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world. When krishnamurtiÕs notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness.