Inward Revolution: Bringing about Radical Change in the World

Inward Revolution: Bringing about Radical Change in the World

by J. Krishnamurti
     
 

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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

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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 of life
directly in each new moment.


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834824515
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/13/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
243 KB

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The
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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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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