“The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the expressions of what we are pleased to call our culture, our education, religion, politics and tradition; and he throws much light on such basic emotions as ambition, greed and envy, the desire for security and the lust for power – all of which he shows to be deteriorating factors in human society.’”
– From the Editor’s Note
“Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness.”
– Anne Marrow Lindbergh
This book is personally very important for me and I cannot emphasise enough how much it has changed my life. No, it didn’t show me the secrets of getting rich overnight nor did it tell me the meaning of life, but what it did do was to lay down the foundations for me to do the rest of the work towards building my own ‘Tower of Babel’ within touching distance of a heavenly liberated mind.
This is a nice introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings, and he communicates his wisdom in such a non-complicated and enlightening manner. It is laid out in a Q & A format with the audience asking thought provoking questions and the speaker (Krishnamurti) replying with resonant answers.
In conclusion, ‘Think on These Things’ provides you with the tools to free your own mind which will allow you to perceive yourself and the world in a wiser perspective. This book covers every subject that affects us daily, and Krishnamurti never stops to provide enlightening observations that encourages us to rethink the way we currently live, and for us to transform ourselves into conscious intelligent beings.
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