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Talks and Dialogues
For Krishnamurti, rational thought had its uses but also its limitations; what becomes more important is what he describes as 'total seeing'. To make this concept clear to people trained in the Western intellectual tradition of pure rationalism, he describes it in enlightening talks & then engages in spirited dialogs with listeners. The theme of the talks is freedom &a ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 252 pages
Published March 28th 1983 by Avon Books (NY)
(first published 1969)
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Jul 19, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Erik by: Paul Schreck
This book was assigned by the professor of my first course in the philosophy of religion at Grinnell College. Unlike many of those touted as representatives of the "wisdom of the East" Krishnamurti makes no outrageous claims. Indeed, he is quite humane and commonsensical.
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 ...moreMore about Jiddu Krishnamurti...
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“I think it is always important to ask fundamental questions, but when we do ask a fundamental question, most of us are seeking an answer, and then the answer is invariably superficial because there is no yes or no answer to life. Life is a movement, an endless movement, and to inquire into this extraordinary thing called life, with all its innumerable aspects, one must ask fundamental questions and never be satisfied with answers, however satisfactory they may be, because the moment you have an answer, the mind has concluded, and conclusion is not life - it is merely a static state. So what is important is to ask the right question and never be satisfied with the answer, however clever, however logical, because the truth of the question lies beyond the conclusion, beyond the answer, beyond the verbal expression. The mind that asks a question and is merely satisfied with an explanation, a verbal statement, remains superficial. It is only the mind that asks a fundamental question and is capable of pursuing that question to the end - it is only such a mind that can find out what is truth.”More quotes…