The Krishnamurti Reader by Jiddu Krishnamurti

By Jiddu Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti was once popular for the penetrating perception and immediacy of his religious teachings. Radical in his day for looking fact past the bounds of faith, ideology, or culture, he declared that "Truth is a pathless land, and also you can't strategy it through any course whatsoever." He traveled and lectured in the course of the global, calling for a brand new way of living and spirituality.

In this compilation of Krishnamurti's so much crucial teachings, he explores what he calls "the paintings of living." the themes addressed comprise such perennial human matters as: dwelling existence with out clash and confusion, the right way to act with ability and readability, the importance of meditation, demise and loss of life, precise freedom, and bringing the sacred into lifestyle. those undying teachings advisor us to reside our lives easily, intelligently, and with nice love—free from the bonds of sorrow and worry.

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Com/3 A s I write this chapter, a television commercial airing for an insurance company stresses that its agents are always there for you, day or night. It features a husband alone in his home, talking quietly on the phone late at night. His suspicious wife, thinking she’s caught him red-handed, strides angrily into the room and demands to know who he’s talking to. He replies that it’s Jake from State Farm. ” The scene switches to the agent’s office where Jake sits, phone in hand. ” The commercial makes us laugh, but there’s nothing funny about spousal suspicion and the jealousy that drives it.

It makes the angry person seem childish and spoiled. I understand that, because I, too, am guilty of building such a castle.

She could have begun serving dinners on cheap paper plates, cups, and plasticware. When her husband asked why they were not using S TOP T rying to C hange Y our M ate | 47 their own dishes, she could explain that it saves her time and energy that she does not have in the evenings. Rather than go out for dinner she could have picked it up on the way home or had it delivered, using the restaurant’s to-go plates and plasticware. She could continue to fix dinner at home but allow the dishes to pile up in the sink.

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