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This Light in Oneself

True Meditation
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
March, 1999
ISBN:
9781570624421
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$17.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The chapters in this book are all taken from previously unpublished talks by J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986), one of the most widely read spiritual teachers of the 20th century. These selections present the core of Krishnamurti’s teaching on meditation, taken from discussions with small groups, as well as from public talks to large audiences. His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to know ourselves, in order to understand our own—and the world’s—conflicts. We are the world, he says, and it is our individual chaos that creates social disorder. He offers timeless insights into the source of true freedom, wisdom, and goodness.

Have you ever given attention to something totally? Are you giving attention to what the speaker is saying? Or are you listening with a comparative mind that has already acquired certain knowledge and is comparing what is being said to what you already know? Are you interpreting what is being said according to your own knowledge, your own tendency, your own prejudice? That is not attention, is it? If you give complete attention, with your body, with your nerves, with your eyes, with your ears, with your mind, with your whole being, there is no center from which you are attending, there is only attention. That attention is complete silence.

Among Krishnamurti’s 40+ books are Freedom from the Known and The Awakening of Intelligence.

Publisher’s Description: 

These selections present the core of Krishnamurti's teaching on meditation, taken from discussions with small groups, as well as from public talks to large audiences. His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to know ourselves, in order really to understand our ownand the world'sconflicts. We are the world, says Krishnamurti, and it is our individual chaos that creates social disorder. He offers timeless insights into the source of true freedom and wisdom.The chapters in this book are taken from previously unpublished talks by one of the most widely read spiritual teachers of our century, the author of over 40 books. These selections present the core of his teaching on meditation, from discussions with small groups as well as public talks to large audiences. His main theme is the need to look inward in order to understand our own-and the world’s-conflicts.

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