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Life Ahead

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Life Ahead presents lessons that move far beyond the traditional forms of education taught in most schools and colleges. Drawn from transcripts of talks given to Indian students, the book covers a wide range of universal topics. In short, accessible chapters, Krishnamurti explores the danger of competition, the value of solitude, the need to understand both the conscious a ...more
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Published October 19th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 1st 1901)
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Quite a powerful read in so many respects. I enjoy the way Krishnamurti engages with children and shares his ideas, ideas that even challenge the teachers and parents sitting in the room. The way he talks about the hypocrisy of idealists, for example, is quite intriguing. I also appreciate the way he examines the pitfalls of religion--especially the ritualistic aspects that require one to merely mimic and rarely understand. Also, I love his discussion of education, particularly the dialectic bet ...more
Devon Hinton
Wow, just wow.

Want to have your perspective on life re-examined--by yourself. This books will do that.

Want to wake up to how you can be smarter? And realize more of how your life is controlled by the culture you live in?

This book is great. It speaks to this, high achieving run-of-the-mold background person.
Gouri Shankar
Another interesting book on education a question & answer format .Lot of interesting questions answered by jk for eg : "What is the easiest way to find god ?" ,"Is truth relative or absolute ?",......a must read for all .
Sumit Gunjan
Answers nearly all questions that everyone is looking for..
Srinijaa Appalaraju
Very good read. Leads to a lot of introspection.
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Jiddu Krishnamurti or J. Krishnamurti was a popular writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included (but was not limited to): the purpose of meditation, human relationships, and how to enact positive change in global society. For more than sixty years he spoke around the world and shared his thoughts on death, disease, freedom, meditation, fear, God, and nat ...more
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“When you love, you are not lonely. The sense of loneliness arises only when you are frightened of being alone and of not knowing what to do. When you are controlled by ideas, isolated by beliefs, then fear is inevitable; and when you are afraid, you are completely blind.” 1 likes
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