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Where Can Peace Be Found?

Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
January, 2011
ISBN:
9781590308783
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$17.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Krishnamurti taught that in order for there to be peace in the world, we must each first make peace with ourselves. No spiritual path, leader, or philosophy will guide us in this endeavor; this transformation of the human psyche is a truth that each of us must discover within ourselves.

Freedom requires a great deal of discipline. Freedom implies great humility, innate, inward discipline and work…

When you identify yourself with a country, with certain ideologies, with conclusions, concepts, then you are incapable of being humble. It is only when you inquire in humility that you learn, you find out. Then you see things as they are around you and in yourself.

In Where Can Peace Be Found?, taken from talks given in 1983, Krishnamurti focuses on how the war and destruction we human beings wreak on each other and the environment are primarily caused by our feelings of nationalism and by a misplaced attachment to religion. The root of the problems we face in our world—primarily war and hatred of one another—is due to an attachment to a sense of self and individuality that leads to aggression, competition, greed, and conflict. When we free ourselves from our conditioning by recognizing that our consciousness is not individual but common to all humans, we can finally work together in a spirit of cooperation and compassion. Krishnamurti teaches that each of us needs to take personal responsibility for our actions and reactions—in our relationships and in our lives—as a necessary first step toward a more global view of reality.

Only compassion is that intelligence which gives humanity security, stability, a vast sense of strength.

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) was one of the great spiritual teachers of the 20th century. He traveled and lectured throughout the world, and his talks and works are preserved in many books.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Widely recognized as one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, Jiddu Krishnamurti taught that in order for there to be peace in the world, we must each first make peace with ourselves. No spiritual path, leader, or personal or political philosophy will guide us in this endeavor, he said; this transformation of the human psyche is a truth that each of us must discover within.

Here, Krishnamurti teaches that the war and destruction human beings wreak on each other and the environment are caused by our misplaced attachment to a sense of self and individuality that leads to aggression, competition, greed, and conflict. When we recognize that our consciousness is not individual but common to all humans, we can work together in a spirit of cooperation and compassion. Krishnamurti shows that taking personal responsibility for our actions and reactionsin our relationships and in our livesis the necessary first step toward a global view.

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