Freedom from the Known

Author: J Krishnamurti

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407060791

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Born in poverty in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) became a leading spiritual and philosophical thinker whose ideas continue to influence us today. George Bernard Shaw declared that he was the most beautiful human being he had ever seen and Aldous Huxley was one of his close friends. Whether debating politics with Nehru, discussing theories with Rupert Sheldrake and Iris Murdoch, or challenging his students not to take his words at face value, Krishnamurti engaged fully with every aspect of life. He is regarded by many modern religious figures as a great teacher, an extraordinary individual with revolutionary insights; Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra are all indebted to his writings. Freedom from the Known is one of Krishnamurti's most accessible works. Here, he reveals how we can free ourselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected. By changing ourselves, we can alter the structure of society and our relationships. The vital need for change and the recognition of its very possibility form an essential part of this important book's message.
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Freedom from the known

Author: Wolfgang Tillmans,P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 80

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Uranus

Freedom from the Known

Author: Jeffrey Green

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533574152

Category:

Page: 184

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Uranus: Freedom From the Known primarily focuses on the archetype of liberation from existing inner dynamics that are preventing the evolution of the Soul, the archetype of trauma(s), and the archetypal correlations to anatomy, physiology, and the chakra system. This is a revised and expanded reprinting of the original book that was published in 1986.
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What Are You Doing with Your Life?

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation of America

ISBN: 9781888004243

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 271

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WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?J. KRISHNAMURTII TEACHINGS FOR TEENS, edited by Dale Carlson. Teens learn to understand the self, the purpose of life, work, education, relationships. Through paying attention rather than accepting the authority of their conditioning, they can find out for themselves about love, sex, marriage, work, education, the meaning of life and how to change themselves and the world. The Dalai Lama calls Krishnamurti "One of the greatest thinkers of the age."
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The Awakening of Intelligence

Author: J Krishnamurti

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780140296495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 538

View: 1568

This Comprehensive Record Of J. Krishnamurti S Teaching Is An Excellent, Wide-Ranging Introduction To The Great Philosopher S Thought. Krishnamurti Discusses Themes Such As Conflict, Fear, Violence, Religious Experience, Self-Knowledge And Intelligence, And Examines Specific Issues Such As The Role Of The Teacher And Tradition, The Need For Awareness Of Cosmic Consciousness , And The Problem Of Good And Evil.
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The Flight of the Eagle

Author: J Krishnamurti

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473503280

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) rose from humble beginnings to become a leading spiritual and philosophical thinker. His works continue to influence thousands of people around the world; Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra have all been indebted to him. And yet he belonged to no religion, sect or country. Nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, Krishnamurti maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war – an approach that makes his teachings particularly appealing in our own times. The Flight of the Eagle is regarded as one of Krishnamurti’s key works, grappling with themes such as freedom, change, peace, violence and – finally – the transcendental and the unknown.
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Freedom from the Known

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060648084

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age--opening the door to transforming society and their relationships.
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Freedom from the Known

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060648084

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 5314

Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age--opening the door to transforming society and their relationships.
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Freedom from the Known

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060648084

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age--opening the door to transforming society and their relationships.
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The Book of Life

Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti

Author: J Krishnamurti

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780141004969

Category: Devotional calendars

Page: 403

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Inspired By Krishnamurti S Belief That Truth Is Found Through Living, The Book Of Life Presents 365 Timeless Daily Meditations, Developed Thematically Over Seven Days, Illuminating The Concepts Of Freedom, Personal Transformation, Living Fully Awake And Much More. For Everyone Who Has Come To Cherish The Wisdom Of This Extraordinary Spiritual Sage As Well As Anyone Discovering Krishnamurti For The First Time The Book Of Life Is A Profound Collection Of Insights To Treasure Everyday. The Story Of Mankind Is In You, The Vast Experience, The Deep-Rooted Fears, Anxieties, Sorrow, Pleasure And All The Beliefs That Man Has Accommodated Throughout The Millennia. You Are That Book. J. Krishnamurti
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The First and Last Freedom

Author: J Krishnamurti

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144817547X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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If truth can set us free, where do we find it? In The First and Last Freedom, Krishnamurti argues that we will not find truth in formal institutions, nor in organised religions and their dogmas, nor in any guru or outside authority; for, according to Krishnamurti, truth can only be realised through self-understanding. Controversial and challenging, yet always enlightening, Krishnamurti guides us through society’s common concerns, such as suffering and fear, love and loneliness, sex and death, the meaning of life, the nature of God, and personal transformation - consistently relating these topics to the essential search for pure truth and perfect freedom. This classic philosophical and spiritual study offers wisdom and insights particularly suited to our own uncertain times.
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As One Is

To Free the Mind from All Conditioning

Author: J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890772628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 147

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A series of 8 lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955, from one of the 20th century's greatest philosophers and teachers. Krishnamurti confronts the typical grasping and confused mind which lies at the root of all violence and suffering. Though offered over fifty years ago, the ideas in these talks are fresh, relevant and offer an enduring message for today as Krishnamurti discusses a world in which booming productivity and scientific advancement should promise a happy future, but don't. He points also to the ongoing escalation of war, competition, envy and territoriality despite gains in education, religious ecumenism and the technologies of self-improvement. He asks his listeners to consider that all apparent progress is simply another illusion. In their brilliantly clear essays, his focus is singular, with no glib answers to eternal questions. To read this book is to venture into the unexplored assumptions that govern our lives. The workings of the mind are so simple and obvious in J Krishnamurti's explanations, yet so enormously challenging to confront. Like other classic texts, such as religious scriptures, the words ring true. Issues addressed include: the nature of violence; the problem of change; the conditioning of the mind; how to achieve "peace"; the nature of worship and spiritual practice; how to really listen.
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Krishnamurtis Notebook

Author: J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Uk via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1911140965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 198

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When Krishnamurti's Notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness. It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world. 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 of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head. In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work. From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind. Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual's search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality. Krishnamurti belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. He reminded his listeners again and again that we are all human beings first and not Hindus, Muslims or Christians, that we are like the rest of humanity and are not different from one another. He asked that we tread lightly on this earth without destroying ourselves or the environment. He communicated to his listeners a deep sense of respect for nature. His teachings transcend man-made belief systems, nationalistic sentiment and sectarianism. At the same time, they give new meaning and direction to mankind's search for truth. His teaching, besides being relevant to the modern age, is timeless and universal. Krishnamurti spoke not as a guru but as a friend, and his talks and discussions are based not on tradition-based knowledge but on his own insights into the human mind and his vision of the sacred, so he always communicates a sense of freshness and directness although the essence of his message remained unchanged over the years. When he addressed large audiences, people felt that Krishnamurti was talking to each of them personally, addressing his or her particular problem. In his private interviews, he was a compassionate teacher, listening attentively to the man or woman who came to him in sorrow, and encouraging them to heal themselves through their own understanding. Religious scholars found that his words threw new light on traditional concepts. Krishnamurti took on the challenge of modern scientists and psychologists and went with them step by step, discussed their theories and sometimes enabled them to discern the limitations of those theories. Krishnamurti left a large body of literature in the form of public talks, writings, discussions with teachers and students, with scientists and religious figures, conversations with individuals, television and radio interviews, and letters.
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Commentaries on Living : 2

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780144001521

Category: Ethics

Page: N.A

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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 Fulfilment 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.
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Total Freedom

The Essential Krishnamurti

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006202860X

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Counted among his admirers are Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, David Hockney, and Van Morrison, along with countless other philosophers, artist, writers and students of the spiritual path. Now the trustees of Krishnamurti’s work have gathered his very best and most illuminating writings and talks to present in one volume the truly essential ideas of this great spiritual thinker.Total Freedom includes selections from Krishnamurti’s early works, his ‘Commentaries on Living’, and his discourses on life, the self, meditation, sex and love. These writings reveal Krishnamuri’s core teachings in their full eloquence and power: the nature of personal freedom; the mysteries of life and death; and the ‘pathless land’, the personal search for truth and peace. Warning readers away from blind obedience to creeds or teachers – including himself – Krishnamurti celebrated the individual quest for truth, and thus became on of the most influential guides for independent-minded seekers of the twentieth century – and beyond.
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On Fear

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062310267

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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On Fear is a collection of Krishnamurti's most profound observations and thoughts on how fear and dependence affect our lives and prevent us from seeing our true selves. Among the many questions Krishnamurti addresses in these remarkable teachings are: How can a mind that is afraid love? And what can a mind that depends on attachment know of joy? He points out that the voice of fear makes the mind dull and insensitive, and argues that the roots of hidden fears, which limit us and from which we constantly seek escape, cannot be discovered through analysis of the past. Questioning whether the exercise of will can eliminate the debilitating effects of fear, he suggests, instead, that only a fundamental realization of the root of all fear can free our minds.
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Think on These Things

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062026399

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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‘The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the expressions of what we are pleased to call our culture, our education, religion, politics and tradition; and he throws much light on such basic emotions as ambition, greed and envy, the desire for security and the lust for power – all of which he shows to be deteriorating factors in human society.’From the Editor’s Note‘Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness.’Anne Marrow Lindbergh
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Life Ahead

On Learning and the Search for Meaning

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577315179

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 248

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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 and the unconscious mind, and the critical difference between concentration and attention, and between knowledge and learning. Krishnamurti exposes the roots of fear and eradicates deeply entrenched habits of tradition, limitation, and prejudice. The life he holds forth requires a complete change of thought, even a revolution, one that begins ?not with theory and ideation,” he writes, ?but with a radical transformation in the mind itself.” He explains how such transformation occurs only through an education that concentrates on the total development of the human being, an education carefully described in this simple yet powerful book.
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To Be Human

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825536

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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To Be Human presents Krishnamurti's radical vision of life in a new way. At the heart of this extraordinary collection are passages from the great teacher's talks that amplify and clarify the nature of truth and those obstacles that often prevent us from seeing it. Most of these core teachings have not been available in print until now. Besides presenting the core of Krishnamurti's message, the book alerts the reader to his innovative use of language, the ways in which he would use "old words with new interpretations," then gives practical examples, showing that we can clarify our understanding of life itself—and act on this new understanding. The splendid introduction by David Skitt discusses Krishnamurti's philosophy as a guide to knowledge and experience, the roles knowledge and experience should play in our lives, and the times when it is best to cast them aside and "look and act anew." The book's source notes will aid the inquisitive reader who wishes a deeper understanding of this great teacher's message.
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Waking Up

A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636032

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives. Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris—a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic—could write it.
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