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Inward Revolution: Bringing About Radical Change in the World

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  14 reviews
J. Krishnamurti was one of the most influential and widely known spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Here, he inquires with the reader into how remembering and dwelling on past events, both pleasurable and painful, give us a false sense of continuity, causing us to suffer. His instruction is to be attentive and clear in our perceptions and to meet the challenges o ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 21st 2006 by Shambhala (first published 2006)
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Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
If Osho's books are Mozart's music, Krishnamurti 's this book would be a bit like Wagner's music for me. I mean, Osho's teaching is really much easier to approach, Krishnamurti 's seems a bit serious manner and no humor at all. You need to think over his words and reconstruct inside to make them yours. But Krishnamurti is a very famous thinker, I have tried to read his book (mostly dialogue style, quite similar to Osho's style)

Basically, Krishnamurti didn't think we should have a guru to learn f
Wu Shih
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La tesi di base è semplice e ripresa anhe da filosofi occidentali. Ossia partire da sè stessi per cambiare il mondo: senza cambiare il nostro modo di comportarci, di vedere le cose, di esprimerlo in rapporti sociali non è possibile nessuna rivoluzione duratura.
Cambia il metodo: conoscersi, ascoltarsi, fare spazio al silenzio e all'attimo presente.
Dilan Kılıç
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Olan ve olmasi gereken farkliysa catisma cikar ve catismayi cozmenin yolu sadece ve sadece GOZLEMdir❤ ...more
Jun 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF @ page 43
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy
A collection of transcripts of 14 lectures given between December 1970 and February 1971.
Krishnamurti, the Punk rock, Kung fu, anti-guru, continues his attack on the misuse of, thought, meditation and authority, whilst promoting self-observation as the only way out of the horrors of inward and outward human existence. Intelligence has been annihilated by thought, he posits, which wastes energy through fragmenting the inner and outer world for utility and pleasure and is permanently engaged in
Jan 30, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy
This book seems to take various talks from different time periods. You're really not focused on a topic perse, but seems to be scattered in different genres. The information is still good, but does not flow together well. I've read only 3 new chapters from this book, the rest of it I've read before in other Krishnamurti's books.

Kind of reminded me of a mini Bible which is a let down. But the thoughts in it are still very good.
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Some interesting enough ideas for me to keep reading, albeit rather quickly, but not good enough to stick. Too much contradiction and detachment to be a realistic manifesto for living in the world. I much prefer Ramacharaka.
Mick Phillipe
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This guy probably gave me the best advice ever: don't trust authority. Learn from yourself. I keep letting this important maxim slip me by.. but I will get it (er, shouldn't say that. I get it now!..). His tone was kind of harsh...and I did not like it much. XD
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Mae Angelique
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
It's not an easy read... but it makes one go beyond what she/he is "conditioned" to think.
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
He gets a little redundant in the later chapters, must have something to do with having a live audience that doesn't quite get what he's getting at.
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Truly a beautiful, transformative challenge, a challenged to look into ourselves and break the millenary forms of conflict and fragmentation that run our lives as individuals in society.
Jos-Madelaine Standing
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read this book when I first became a Yoga Teacher in 2007 and loved how it brought me to a deeper understanding of my nature outside of conditioning.
Sep 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Goes hand in hand with Ekhart Tolle's new book. Read one after another if you can-this first preferably.
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Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order ...more
“Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.” 20 likes
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