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Described by the Dalai Lama as "one of the greatest thinkers of the age", Jiddu Krishnamurti has influenced millions throughout the twentieth century -- including such notables as Joseph Campbell, Dr. Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, Van Morrison, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller, and Bruce Lee -- and his work continues to inspire even a decade after his death. Born of middle-clasDescribed by the Dalai Lama as "one of the greatest thinkers of the age", Jiddu Krishnamurti has influenced millions throughout the twentieth century -- including such notables as Joseph Campbell, Dr. Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, Van Morrison, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller, and Bruce Lee -- and his work continues to inspire even a decade after his death. Born of middle-class Brahmin parents in 1895, Krishnamurti was recognized at age fourteen by Theosophists Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater as the anticipated world teacher and proclaimed to be the vehicle for the reincarnation of Christ in the West and of Buddha in the East. In 1929 he repudiated these claims and traveled the world, sharing his philosophical insights and establishing schools and foundations.Because Krishnamurti had no interest in presenting theories, his thought is far removed from academic philosophy in the analytic tradition, yet his insights remain extremely relevant to contemporary philosophical theories and to people who are passionately interested in understanding themselves and the world. Rather than a theorist, Krishnamurti was a seer and a teacher. He saw inherently distorting psychological structures that bring about a division in every person's consciousness between "the observer" and "the observed". This division, he believed, is a potent source of conflict -- both internally for the individual and through the individual externalized for society as a whole. Krishnamurti envisioned a radical transformation in human consciousness and offered a way to transcend these harmful structures.Krishnamurti: Reflections on the Self is a collection of Krishnamurti's writings and lectures about the individual inrelation to society. In Reflections, he examines the importance of inquiry, the role of emotions, the relation between experience and the self, the observer/observed distinction, the nature of freedom, and other philosophical ideas."In my own life Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own restrictions to my freedom". -- Deepak Chopra, M.D....

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ISBN : 9780812693553
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Number of Pages : 234 Pages
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  • G.R. Hewitt
    2019-04-29 07:38

    This book is as good a place as any to start reading Krishnamurti, covering a range of topics about the human condition dealing with such things as fear, loneliness, anger and freedom to name a few. I found the chapter on guilt particularly insightful, but having said that the chapters are all insightful and there is much that can be taken away from this book that could prove useful to a person in their daily living (as indeed all of K’s writings). If I was to take one quote from this book that gave me pause for thought it is this: “Sirs, if you are listening and are not acting, it is like a man who is always tilling but never sowing. It is better not to listen to a truth than to listen without acting, for then it becomes a poison”.

  • Phil Calandra
    2019-04-23 08:38

    This is one of the finest books written on mysticism/philosophy that I have ever read. This mysticism/philosophy is very similar to that of Paul Brunton and the great Yogi Ramana Maharashi. Krishnamurti was a mystic, philosopher, author and public speaker who was gifted spiritually and was seen as the next "World Teacher" by Charles W Leadbeater who was a prominent occultist and head of the Theophist Movement. However, notwithstanding the foregoing, Krishnamurti denounced all organized belief, the notion of gurus, and the whole teacher/follower relationship. He advocated that true "Self Realization" arises through our relationship with others and the realization that there is no difference between the observed and the observer. I would highly recommend this book.

  • Goyacy
    2019-04-23 11:39

    When i was 16 years old i read this book and this book make a Revolution in my mind, building in me one better man .The true and first revolution to make yourself is the mind.Jiddhu Krishnamurti withtou Doubt is an excelent Author, and your words is so important than any other known authors, but he is different above all that some read that i read.I recommended this Book for all of us my Friends;Goyacy ___________________Atenciously _____________To all Friends.

  • Ariadna73
    2019-05-06 12:55

    This person was an awesome character. Anything about him is interesting, and this book is so well created, carefully put together and beautifully bundled that it deserves special treatment.The good thing about this book is that it is made up of so many testimonies of people that had direct contact with him. It is as though one were witness in his life. I cried reading how beautiful his death was (if any death can be beautiful) The book transmitted to me all the love that this man created around him. An extraordinary person in all aspects.

  • Bryan
    2019-05-01 09:45

    This was my first introduction to K sometime ago. I've never read anything so clear to the point and without any B.S. Henry Miller read him a lot,and they're both pretty cutting in their own ways.

  • Dennis Maij
    2019-04-27 09:36

    it is not often that you run across a book that gives insight into a repetitive dream that I at least have. Krishnamurti is eloquent yet down to earth in this book. Though what sounds so simple in his writing is of course hard in practise. But ever so important. The dualistic and contradicting views in this book are well explained and food for the mind. And by saying that you touch the very basis of this book. As you will have to questions his views if you really take to heart his writing and by that you are again creating a dualistic view.Similar to his views on freedom. For one to be free, freedom can not be the goal. If you make it the goal you are not free.

  • Darshani Workman
    2019-04-27 06:40

    Kafka said “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? ... But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us."This book was an axe and my mind, the frozen sea.

  • Ant
    2019-05-17 04:46

    I found this book quite valuable as well as interesting and I'm sure it's one I'll come back to. I think the idea that each individual must find their own truth quite an appealing one. The format of the book still seemed teacher to pupil though, rather than the promised discussion. However, the content more than made up for this and seemed genuinely practical in nature.

  • Teo 2050
    2019-05-09 09:33

    <6.5h @ 1.5x. Contents:(view spoiler)[Krishnamurti J (1998) (09:30) Reflections on the SelfEditor’s PrefaceIntroductionINQUIRY– Dialogue– Authority– As a Human BeingEMOTION– Fear– Loneliness– Discontent– Pride/Ambition– Anger– Guilt– Desire– HappinessSELF and IDENTIFICATION– Self and IdentificationFREEDOM– FreedomNotesList of PublicationsIndex (hide spoiler)]

  • Berta
    2019-04-30 11:54

    wow! wow! wow!

  • MaryM
    2019-05-06 06:42

    Put this book in all schools, wipe out other nonsense, ban violence in the media (films etc), leave it all to brew for 100 years and the world will be a much nicer place to live in.Brilliant book and highly recommended

  • Bruno
    2019-05-13 07:56

    Easy language. Common topic. Interesting analysis. Many more have written similarly since Krishnamurti's breakthrough ideas. May seem like a cloudy, lugubrious description of our existence, but not an inaccurate one.

  • Abdullah Ahmed
    2019-05-09 05:51

    Quote :"where there is attachment ... There is separation"