Author: J KrishnamurtiTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): D RajgopalPublisher: PenguinYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 287ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144001519
What you are is much more important than what you should be. You can understand what is, but you cannot understand what should be.The essential message of J Krishnamurti, revered philosopher and spiritual teacher, challenges the limits of ordinary thought. In talks to audiences worldwide he pointed out to listeners the tangled net of ideas, organizational beliefs and psychological mind-sets in which humanity is caught, and that truth—the understanding of what is—not effort, is the key factor of human liberation. Commentaries on Living, a three-volume series, records Krishnamurti’s meetings with individual seekers of truth from all walks of life. In these dialogues, he reveals the thought-centred roots of human sorrow and comments on the struggles and issues common to those who strive to break the boundaries of personality and self-limitation. In over fifty essays in each volume, Krishnamurti explores topics as diverse as: Knowledge Truth Fulfillment Meditation Love Effort Seeking Life and Death Education The series invites readers to take a voyage on an unchartered sea with Krishnamurti in his exploration of the conditioning of the mind and its freedom.
Three Pious EgoistsIdentificationGossip and WorryThought and LoveAloneness and IsolationPupil and MasterThe Rich and the PoorCeremonies and conversionKnowledgeRespectabilityPoliticsExperiencingVirtueSimplicity of the HeartFacets of the IndividualSleepLove in RelationshipThe known and the unknownThe Search for TruthSensitivityThe Individual and SocietyThe SelfBeliefSilenceRenunciation of RichesRepetition and SensationThe Radio and MusicAuthorityMeditationAngerPsychological SecuritySeparatenessPowerSincerityFulfilmentWorldsIdea and FactContinuitySelf-DefenceMy Path and Your PathAwarenessLonelinessConsistencyAction and IdeaLife in a CityObsessionThe Spiritual LeaderStimulationProblems and escapesWhat is and what should beContradictionJealousySpontaneityThe conscious and the unconsciousChallenge and ResponsePossessivenessSelf-EsteemFearHow Am I To Love?The Futility of ResultThe Desire For BlissThought and ConsciousnessSelf-SacrificeThe Flame and the SmokeOccupation of the MindCessation of ThoughtDesire and ConflictAction Without PurposeCause and EffectDullnessClarity in ActionIdeologyBeautyIntegrationFear and EscapeExploitation and ActivityThe Learned or the Wise?Stillness and WillAmbitionSatisfactionWisdom is not accumulation of knowledgeDistractionTimeSufferingSensation and HappinessTo See the False as the FalseSecurityWork