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Inward Revolution: Bringing about Radical Change in the World [NOOK Book]


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...

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Inward Revolution: Bringing about Radical Change in the World

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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 of life
directly in each new moment.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The work of the influential 20th-century spiritual teacher Krishnamurti (1895-1986) is filled with paradoxes: don't follow gurus, this guru advised. Philosophy is an escape, said the man whom the Dalai Lama called one of the age's greatest philosophers. This compilation of lectures sounds again and again Krishnamurti's key themes: learn, and live, by direct experience, not by the received wisdom of texts and teachers. Throw away what was (the past) and what should be (the ideal) in order to perceive through direct observation what is occurring each day and in each experience. Look inside to learn how the mind works and thereby change the world. While Krishnamurti asserts "there is no path to truth," many 20th-century Eastern spiritual teachers followed Krishnamurti's path in popularizing mysticism and meditation in the West. The origin of this book in lectures makes it repetitive at times, although those new to Krishnamurti may find that repetition helpful in clarifying themes. Krishnamurti's influence spread via his talks throughout the world, so the flavor of his oral teaching, in all its provocation, is preserved. Krishnamurti may be too abstract for some; this book will best suit those interested in the intersection of philosophy and Eastern spirituality. (Feb. 14) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834824515
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 456,268
  • File size: 238 KB

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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first step is to perceive—perceive what you are thinking, perceive your
ambition, perceive your anxiety, your loneliness, your despair, this
extraordinary sense of sorrow. Perceive it without any condemnation,
justification, without wishing it to be different, just perceive it as it is.
When you perceive it as it is, then there is a totally different kind of action
taking place, and that action is the final action.

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Table of Contents

1 Can I live in this mad world without effort? 1
2 Can thought find a harmonious way of living? 21
3 What prevents the mind from having immense space? 38
4 Is truth fixed or something living? 51
5 What is the quality of a mind that is in a state of meditation? 62
6 Is it possible to live in this marvelous world with love, with beauty, with truth? 77
7 How do you look at your life? 95
8 Can there be an inward, and therefore an outward, revolution? 116
9 What is love? What is death? 131
10 How is the mind to be quiet? 146
11 How do you look at yourself and at the world? 162
12 Can the mind be profoundly free? 179
13 Is it possible to change our psychological nature radically? 193
14 Can you hold the Earth in your hand, the sea in your fist? 209
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