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The Revolution from Within

Book + DVD Set
Publisher: 
Hohm Press
 | 
September, 2009
ISBN:
9781935387053
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$26.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), remains one of the greatest philosophers and teachers of modern times. In The Revolution From Within—a series of lectures, given in the U.S. and various cities throughout the world in the 1950s—he confronts the habitual, projection-making mind, which fails to see what is while it absorbs itself in belief and illusion. Topics covered include the process of change at all levels; the development of discipline; quieting the mind; self-awareness; and freedom from slavery to mind.  

I think this is the fundamental issue—not how to transcend, transform, or control desire, but to know the full significance of desire, and knowing it, to be completely motionless, silent, without any action with regard to it. Because, when the mind is confronted with an enormous problem, any effort to grapple with it makes the problem petty, shallow. Whereas, if the mind can look at this enormous problem of desire without any movement, without any denial, without accepting or rejecting it, then I think we shall find that desire has quite a different significance, and that one can live in this world without contradiction, without struggle, without this everlasting effort to arrive, to achieve.

Krishnamurti explains that people would rather line up behind some leader, or a particular religious teaching, following the dictates of some outside authority, than to think for themselves. Sadly, he says, most of our existence is spent in that way—trying to live up to something, trying to bring about a change in our attitude, to change according to the pattern which we have projected as an ideal, as a belief. Only by rigorous self observation and self questioning is there any hope that humankind will overcome its blindness and self-obsession enough to bring about an end to violence, war and other misery.

 Included is a 3-hour DVD of two public talks given in Washington, DC, in 1985.

Publisher’s Description: 

A series of lectures, given in the US and other countries in the 1950s, in which Krishnamurti confronts the habitual, projection-making mind, which fails to see what is while it absorbs itself in belief and illusion. Topics covered in these essays include:

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