Living Consciously: ‘Think on These Things’ by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Think on These Things by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Description

“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

My Review

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.

Highly recommended!

Rating out of 5 stars: StarStarStarStarStar

 

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3 Comments

  1. prophet666 says:

    Jiddu Krishnamurti is one of the greatest thinkers of all times i have read a lot of him it is said once you read his books you wont ever be able to ever shake him off

  2. Jason Cooper says:

    Hi Prophet666,

    Yes, K had a very influential affect on me but we must not forget that he encouraged us to liberate ourselves and not to depend on him to provide all the answers for us.

    Regards!

  3. I V RAMA RAJU says:

    ON SHARING WITH JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATIONS( A poem from A spark from the sky)
    The life lived by KRISHNAMURTI still in his ever new tasty teachings;
    A rarest in human history, ‘a Rajahamsa’ with ever flying wings.
    Fortunate ‘those’ touched his artful, heart-full and nectar-full pot;
    Even Ambanis and Bill gates could not get it with their business thought.
    Wondering when his lively essence flows to all human senses!
    To have their lives ever enjoyable with their own innovative verses.
    Just with no sound Ram G varma’ success with ever resound;
    The art with no heart only at Holly-Bollywood’s’ surround?
    More magic BABAs from sky suddenly falling and finally failing;
    Arresting their followers as those innocent Lions in a circus ring.
    Then why this lively Ganges “K” still stationary as a line of drawing paper?
    May drench from the Himalayas all our rigid hearts with its pure flowing water!
    The teachings ‘ever fresh’ of JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI
    Once ignited me; hence –‘ A SPARK FROM THE SKY’.
    It is not a matter of any outside formal influence;
    But your very own spirits to release from your conditional sentence.
    “K “ is not a routine philosopher ;he is none,
    The one in all and only one as that daily sun.
    Sure; we all find again Adam and Eve times’ innocent earth,
    Generations may gently move only with their inner mirth.
    May we lead lives ‘ a fresh’ as a common lovely family;
    Just like our spinning planets together tied in our solar family?
    With
    Love
    I.V. RAMA RAJU,(mail- ivyramaraju@gmail.com)
    AUTHOR OF ‘A SPARK FROM THE SKY’. Published by Frog books,Mumbai,INDIA