Freedom from the Known

Author: J Krishnamurti

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407060791

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Born in poverty in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) became a leading spiritual and philosophical thinker whose ideas continue to influence us today. George Bernard Shaw declared that he was the most beautiful human being he had ever seen and Aldous Huxley was one of his close friends. Whether debating politics with Nehru, discussing theories with Rupert Sheldrake and Iris Murdoch, or challenging his students not to take his words at face value, Krishnamurti engaged fully with every aspect of life. He is regarded by many modern religious figures as a great teacher, an extraordinary individual with revolutionary insights; Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra are all indebted to his writings. Freedom from the Known is one of Krishnamurti's most accessible works. Here, he reveals how we can free ourselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected. By changing ourselves, we can alter the structure of society and our relationships. The vital need for change and the recognition of its very possibility form an essential part of this important book's message.


Freedom from the Known

Author: Jeffrey Green

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533574152


Page: 184

View: 5890


Uranus: Freedom From the Known primarily focuses on the archetype of liberation from existing inner dynamics that are preventing the evolution of the Soul, the archetype of trauma(s), and the archetypal correlations to anatomy, physiology, and the chakra system. This is a revised and expanded reprinting of the original book that was published in 1986.

On Freedom

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.

ISBN: 9780575053281

Category: Indian philosophy

Page: 148

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The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation of America

ISBN: 9780840362728

Category: Education

Page: 432

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In this volume, Krishnamurti takes great care to elucidate this necessity of a revolution within our consciousness where the problem lies before we expect any kind of revolutionary change outside of ourselves. Krishnamurti posits that if the politicians and scientists wanted to end starvation in the world it could be done." It could be done, but they are not going to do it as long as their thinking is based on nationalism, on motives of their own personal profit. And even if this far-reaching outward change were brought about, it seems to me that the problem is much deeper." "The problem is not merely starvation, war, the brutality of man to man; it is the crisis in our own consciousness. Fundamentally the problem lies within." (p. 295).

A Wholly Different Way of Living

Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti,Allan W. Anderson

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.

ISBN: 9780575051669

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

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In a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social spheres, is there a fundamental inner challenge that faces each one of us? In these 18 dialogues, Krishnamurti indicates that pinning hopes on organized religion, science, political ideology or the market economy not only fails to address basic human problems, but actually creates them. Instead, he discusses with Professor Anderson the concept of a wholly different way of living.


The Courage to Be Yourself

Author: Osho

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429907712

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Learn how to set yourself free with the philosophies of one of the twentieth century’s greatest spiritual teachers in Freedom: The Courage to Be Yourself. In Freedom, Osho outlines three stages of freedom. The first is “freedom from,” which is a freedom that comes from breaking out of what he calls the “psychological slavery” imposed by outside forces such as parents, society, or religion. The next stage is “freedom for,” a positive freedom that comes from embracing and creating something—a fulfilling relationship, for example, or an artistic or humanitarian vision. And lastly there is “just freedom,” the highest and ultimate freedom. This last freedom is more than being for or against something; it is the freedom of simply being oneself and responding truthfully to each moment. This book helps readers to identify the obstacles to their freedom, both circumstantial and self-imposed, to choose their battles wisely, and to find the courage to be true to themselves. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

Freedom from Want

The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty

Author: Ian Smillie

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565492943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 9214


This title traces BRAC's evolution from a small relief operation indistinguishable from hundreds of others, into what is undoubtedly the largest and most variegated social experiment in the developing world.

The Mind of J. Krishnamurthi

Author: Luis S.R. Vas

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8172242131

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 1920


What makes an apparently ordinary human being, unfavoured by either heredity or environment, suddenly achieve greatness? The present volume is a study of this rare phenomenon as reflected in the life and thought of one man who had greatness thrust upon him early in life and who later achieved a different kind of greatness, only to give it all up J. Krishnamurti. It uncovers a strange mind, still very imperfectly understood.