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In these dialogues and reflections, chosen for their particular intensity and clarity, Krishnamurti points to a state of total awareness beyond mental process. With his characteristic engagement and candor, he addresses such topics as freedom from the known, inward flowering, true transformation, and why it is best to love without...

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In these dialogues and reflections, chosen for their particular intensity and clarity, Krishnamurti points to a state of total awareness beyond mental process. With his characteristic engagement and candor, he addresses such topics as freedom from the known, inward flowering, true transformation, and why it is best to love without attachment.

Readers unfamiliar with Krishnamurti's thought will find his major concerns discussed here, setting the mind free from its conditioning, finding enlightenment in everyday life, meditation as a path to total transformation and integrating freedom, love and action.

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When you turn your head from horizon to horizon your eyes see a vast space in which all the things of the earth and of the sky appear. But this space is always limited where the earth meets the sky. The space in the mind is so small. In this little space all our activities seem to take place: the daily living and the hidden struggles with contradictory desires and motives. In this little space the mind seeks freedom, and so it is always a prisoner of itself.

Meditation is the ending of this little space. To us, action is bringing about order in this little space of the mind. But there is another action which is not putting order in this little space. Meditation is action which comes when the mind has lost its little space. This vast space which the mind, the I, cannot reach, is silence. The mind can never be silent within itself; it is silent only within the vast space which thought cannot touch. Out of this silence there is action which is not of thought. Meditation is this silence.

Publisher: Shambhala
Author: J. Krishnamurti
144 pp - Paper Read less

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In these dialogues and reflections, chosen for their particular intensity and clarity, Krishnamurti points to a state of total awareness beyond mental process. With his characteristic engagement and candor, he addresses such topics as freedom from the known, inward flowering, true transformation, and why it is best to love without attachment.

Readers unfamiliar with Krishnamurti's thought will find his major concerns discussed here, setting the mind free from its conditioning, finding enlightenment in everyday life, meditation as a path to total transformation and integrating freedom, love and action.

From the book:

When you turn your head from horizon to horizon your eyes see a vast space in which all the things of the earth and of the sky appear. But this space is always limited where the earth meets the sky. The space in the mind is so small. In this little space all our activities seem to take place: the daily living and the hidden struggles with contradictory desires and motives. In this little space the mind seeks freedom, and so it is always a prisoner of itself.

Meditation is the ending of this little space. To us, action is bringing about order in this little space of the mind. But there is another action which is not putting order in this little space. Meditation is action which comes when the mind has lost its little space. This vast space which the mind, the I, cannot reach, is silence. The mind can never be silent within itself; it is silent only within the vast space which thought cannot touch. Out of this silence there is action which is not of thought. Meditation is this silence.

Publisher: Shambhala
Author: J. Krishnamurti
144 pp - Paper

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