What Are You Doing with Your Life?: Books on Living for Teens

What Are You Doing with Your Life?: Books on Living for Teens

by J. Krishnamurti, Dale Carlson, Kishore Khairnar
     
 
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

Overview

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."

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
First in a new series, Books on Living for Teenagers, the content of this book is derived from texts by Krishnamurti from between 1967 and 1989 as well as others published as recently as 1997. The current volume is presented in an aphoristic style, with the theme of each chapter one of four general areas: the self, self-knowledge as the key to freedom, education and other worldly affairs, and relationships. Chapters in each section are subdivided into paragraph- to page-long chunks that are tailored for use as meditations. The whole work seems intended for the grazing reader or spiritual seeker rather than for linear study. The principles of inner peace, harmony with nature and humans (both self and others), and the need to recognize and respond to social constructs (school, work, and family) are presented clearly and evocatively. High school readers who have cut their spiritual and philosophical teeth on the Chicken Soup series will find this book a richer and more complex stew. Although the location of each aphoristic passage within Krishnamurti's works is not cited, this style keeps the pages clean of footnotes and other textual barriers to meditative response. An index allows quick access to specific passages on topics ranging from fear and pain—two distinctly adolescent sensibilities—to change and revolution—just as resonant with the target audience's age. Index. Illus. Source Notes. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P S (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2001, Krishnamurti Foundation of America/Bick, 272p, $14.95 Trade pb. Ages 15 to 18. Reviewer: Francisca Goldsmith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888004243
Publisher:
Krishnamurti Publications International
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Books on Living for Teens Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Krishnamurti, Jiddu born of middle-class Brahmin parents, was recognized at age fourteen as the coming World Teacher. Krishnamurti claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. He traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life at age ninety. He said man has to free himself of all fear, conditioning, authority and dogma through self-knowledge and this will bring about order and psychological mutation. For more information see http://kpublications.com/k_bio.html

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