Author: J KrishnamurtiPublisher: PenguinYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 283ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144001527
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.
Creative HappinessConditioningThe Fear of Inner SolitudeThe Process of HateProgress and RevolutionBoredomDisciplineConflict-Freedom-RelationshipEffortDevotion and WorshipInterestEducation and IntegrationChastityThe Fear of DeathThe Fusion of the Thinker and His thoughtsThe Pursuit of PowerWhat is Making You Dull?KarmaThe Individual and The IdealTo Be Vulnerable is to live, to withdraw is to dieDespair and HopeThe Mind and the KnownConformity and FreedomTime and ContinuityThe Family and the Desire for SecurityThe IThe Nature of DesireThe Purpose of LifeValuing an ExperienceThis Problem of LoveWhat is the True Function of a Teacher?Your Children and their SuccessThe Urge to SeekListeningThe Fire of DiscontentAn Experience of BlissA Politician who wanted to do GoodThe competitive way of lifeMeditation-effort-ConsciousnessPsycho-Analysis and The Human ProblemCleansed of the PastAuthority and CooperationMediocrityPositive and Negative TeachingHelpSilence of the MindContentmentThe ActorThe way of KnowledgeConvictions-DreamsDeathEvaluationEnvy and LonelinessThe Storm in the MindControl of ThoughtIs There Profound Thinking?Immensity