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Facing A World In Crisis

What Life Teaches Us in Challenging Times
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
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March, 2005
ISBN:
9781590302033
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$23.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), one of the most beloved and renowned religious teachers of the 20th century, often taught his students that they must look at the state of the world, with all its violence and conflict, if they are ever to understand themselves. To turn away from world events was for him not to be alive to what life has to teach.

Facing a World in Crisis presents a selection of talks that Krishnamurti gave on how to live in and respond to troubling and uncertain times. His message of personal responsibility and the importance of connecting with the broader world is presented in a nonsectarian and nonpolitical way. Direct—with deeply probing questions which confront our assumptions about how it all is—and ultimately life-affirming, Facing a World in Crisis will resonate with readers today who are looking for a new way to understand and find hope in challenging times.

To stand alone in the world is one of the most difficult things. Not to belong to any nation, except perhaps haing a passport, not to belong to any ideology, any particular kind of activity of the left or right, not to repeat a single word that you yourself have not known. So that there is integrity. Because if you belong to any organization, any group, follow any guru, anyone, you are not being honest. So, in a world that is so disorderly, divided, full of antagonism, bitterness and falsehood, can you stand completely alone?

Publisher’s Description: 

J. Krishnamurti, one of the most beloved and renowned religious teachers of the twentieth century, often taught his students that they must look at the state of the world, with all its violence and conflict, if they are ever to understand themselves. To turn away from world events was for him not to be alive to what life has to teach.

Facing a World in Crisis presents a selection of talks that Krishnamurti gave on how to live in and respond to troubling and uncertain times. His message of personal responsibility and the importance of connecting with the broader world is presented in a nonsectarian and nonpolitical way. Direct and ultimately life-affirming, Facing a World in Crisis will resonate with readers today who are looking for a new way to understand and find hope in challenging times.Presented here is a selection of talks given by Krishnamurti on how to live in and respond to troubling times and events in the world. The message, emphasizing personal responsibility and the connection of the individual to the world, is offered in a nonsectarian and nonpolitical way. His direct and life affirming message will resonate with readers today who are looking for a new way to understand and find hope in challenging times.

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