Facing a World in Crisis: What Life Teaches Us in Challenging Times

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J. Krishnamurti, one of the most beloved and renowned religious teachers of the twentieth century, often taught his students that they must look at the state of the world, with all its violence and conflict, if they are ever to understand themselves. To turn away from world events was for him not to be alive to what life has to teach.

Facing a World in Crisis presents a selection of talks that Krishnamurti gave on how to live in and respond to troubling and uncertain times. His ...

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Overview

J. Krishnamurti, one of the most beloved and renowned religious teachers of the twentieth century, often taught his students that they must look at the state of the world, with all its violence and conflict, if they are ever to understand themselves. To turn away from world events was for him not to be alive to what life has to teach.

Facing a World in Crisis presents a selection of talks that Krishnamurti gave on how to live in and respond to troubling and uncertain times. His message of personal responsibility and the importance of connecting with the broader world is presented in a nonsectarian and nonpolitical way. Direct and ultimately life-affirming, Facing a World in Crisis will resonate with readers today who are looking for a new way to understand and find hope in challenging times.

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"Krishnamurti is one of the greatest philosophers of our age."—the Dalai Lama

"Few modern thinkers have integrated psychology, philosophy, and religion so seamlessly as Krishnamurti."— Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590302033
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/8/2005
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,481,553
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) was one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. He traveled and lectured throughout the world until his death at the age of ninety. His talks and works are preserved in more than seventy books.

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Table of Contents

1 Standing alone 3
2 Living creatively 15
3 Images made by thought destroy human relationship 29
4 Wiping out psychological hurt 45
5 The failure of education, science, politics, and religion to end human sorrow and conflict 62
6 Fear causes attachment to belief, dogma, people, and property 78
7 Living religiously 95
8 Being free of problems 115
9 The limitations of time and thought 126
10 Questions and answer 1 137
11 Questions and answers 2 150
12 Love and the ending of self-interest and sorrow 164
13 To understand life is to understand death 174
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    I am sorry to break this to you but I was here first and you will need to change your name, 'Star'paw! Thank you, Moonpaw and Starpaw

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