Have you ever wondered what it would be like to rid yourself of fear and become at peace with yourself and your surroundings? If you have, this is the book for you. Through a series of conversations, J. Krishnamurti gives a breif overview of many of his contraversial beliefs. This is a wonderful introduction to a different world. A world without avarice and malice, but with love and intelligence filling the void of the modern man/woman. This book is a great starting block not only to the works of Krishnamurti, but to a new way of thinking an living.
Read this book and wake up to the fears, misery and conflict that prevades your life. Whether you admit it or not it is there, and Jiddu Krishnamurti will not only point it out to you but show you the way to "change". This is not a "self-help" book or for those looking for a step-by-step instruction guide to finding happiness or intelligence. Instead, this book is a wake-up call. He has a simple message that is conveyed in various, entertaining ways.
I believe that by reading this book you will be able to open your mind to all challenges and seek inner peace. His philosophy of using all of you rintelligence before you consider an action will definently amaze you. A must read to start your inner "healing"
Read (only) when you have dealt with meditation and philosophy in the deeper sence before. This is a masterpiece which is misunderstood easely, it helps a lot to beter yourself and dismantle your ego. Keep in mind, that too complicated things often seem to be that way, because you think too complicated, keep that in mind when reading this book.
Through discussions with people of all walks of life, Krishnamurti and his questioners delve into the problems that all people of the world share. Its time we 'wake up'. This awakening is a continual state of mind that is awareness. "The first step is the last step" -Krishnamurti. "What the world needs now is love sweet love". -B. Bacharach. Now just change the word 'love' for 'awareness' and the love will fall into place. Get awake and stay awake. Reading this book and seeing the truth of that is a good start. Keep in mind the name of this book is not 'The Awakening of Knowledge'. To the aware- truth, love, intellegence unfold in the moment. Knowledge is the past. Be intrigued into a new world that is possible. Read and then be aware.
Jiddu and I exchanged letters via David Bohm and Mary Zimbalist; Jiddu undermines any path you are on: hedonism, Catholicism, atheism, Hinduism. The secret to life is not a certain path, but getting off the one you are on. In the state of attention, consciousness expands ---very different from tricks to become psychic. The question is who is Jiddu when he was not in front of the public? Was HE consistently attentive? Geoff Nicoletti
Krishnamurti provided a difficult antidote for the Western tendency toward conceptual clutter: cut through to the heart of that clutter and sit with it until it silences itself. Be prepared to do the work of LOOKING if you buy this book, whose thesis is that where awareness operates and thought comes to an end, perhaps there can flower a different kind of intelligence that has nothing to do with intellect; an intelligence open to love.
Have you ever touched the essence of freedom? It can happen. First, one must understand that thought is limited, so that a new form of seeing could emerge. It's happened reading this book. That's part of the past now, but the essence that was touched is ever-new, always there...