The Limits of Thought: Discussions between J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm

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The penetrating dialogues between Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm in The Limits of Thought, is the first time that an in-depth and sustained discussion has been recorded between a leading religious teacher and a prominent physicist. The starting point of their

engaging exchange is the question, "Has humanity taken a wrong turn, which has brought about endless division, conflict, and destruction?"

Bohm and Krishnamurti explore the nature of humanity and a person's relationship to society, and provide new insights on human thought,

death, awakening insight, cosmic order, and the problem of the fragmented mind. At the heart of these discussions lies each of our own ideas about ourselves, a consciousness made up of all sorts of misconceptions about the "me."

The friendly dialogue between Krishnamurti and

Bohm, spanning almost twenty-five years, probed some of the most essential questions of our very existence.

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Editorial Reviews

An introduction to Krishnamurti's work as seen by Bohm, a theoretical physicist, as a result of dialogues between Bohm and Krishnamurti that spanned almost a quarter of a century. Although some of the dialogues have been made available in publications and recordings, this collection sheds further light on their challenging explorations of the nature of consciousness and the condition of humanity. The seven selections are divided into two sections<-->against the pressures of tradition, and seeing the illusions of security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415193979
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/15/1999
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: an introduction to Krishnamurti's work
Pt. I Against the pressures of tradition 1
1 Living in truth 3
2 Desire and goodness 28
3 Beyond attention and awareness 45
4 Thought and perception 67
5 Tradition and truth 83
Pt. II Seeing the illusions of security 99
6 The liberation of insight 101
7 The intelligence of love 115
Index 128
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