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Meeting Life: Writings and Talks on Finding Your Path Without Retreating from Society Paperback – Aug 1991

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Paperback. Pub Date: 1991 08 Pages: 240 in Publisher: Harper Collins In this fascinating collection culled from the teachings never before ought together in book form. Krishnamurti. offers wise reflections and fresh perceptions on love. Politics. Society. Death. Self-censorship . relationships. solitude. meditation. spiritual growth. and much more.Through provocative meditations and in-depth answers. Krishnamurti answers such timeless questions as: What is meditationWhat are love and lonelinessWhat should our relationship to authority really beMeeting Life also features a number of Krishnamurti's talks. delivered in Switzerland. India. England. and California. Here is the profound wisdom of a beloved teacher who moved millions with his words. This thought-provoking and inspirational volume will provide strength and encouragement to anyone searching for insight.

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The best Krishnamurti I have read. 6 Mar 2002
By Bob Pitto - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read quite a few of his books, and this book is more like a mirror into my soul than a book. Whether you have read him for many years or just starting, this is the book for you. Like other reviewers, i must warn you about the power of his books. Do not read them if you do not want to look within yourself VERY deeply. This is one of the few books i carry around with me at all times.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Was blind, but now I see 16 Dec 2001
By Fitnessa - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been re-reading this edition of 'Meeting Life' for the past week, and recommend it highly. In the past 10 years of reading K's books, I can with all humility say he has transformed my life. May he transform yours as well.
(see below for a short excerpt from the Chapter 'Is There a Meaning to Life?' page 192 of the current edition)
Note: If you seek truth, freedom, and an end to sorrow, buy it. If you desire solace, comfort, and other such 'feel goodies', I'm afraid this book is not for you. New Age this ain't. Alot of heavy lifting goes with the territory when encountering Krishnamurti.
Now for the excerpt:
'Religions have tried to offer [us] the meaning of life--that is, organized, propagandistic, ritualistic religions. But in spite of 2,000 or 10,000 years, man has merely asserted certain principles, certain ideals, certain conclusions, ALL verbal, superficial, non-realistic. So I think it becomes very important to discover a meaning for oneself, if one is at all serious--and one must be serious, otherwise one does not really live at all, which doesn't mean one never laughs or smiles--serious in the sense of a TOTAL COMMITMENT to the whole issue of life. So when we ask what is the meaning of life, we are faced with the fact that our brain is caught in a groove, caught in a habit, in tradition, in the conditioning of our education, cultivating only knowledge, information, and so making it more and more mechanical.
If we are to inquire into this very deeply, there must be great doubt. Doubt, scepticism are essential, because they bring a certain quality of freedom of mind through negation of everything than man has put together--his religions, rituals, dogmas, beliefs which are all the movements of thought.'
(and later on page 194, he says)
'We are asking what is the meaning and significance of life, and if there is any meaning at all. If you say there is, you have already committed yourself to something, therefore you cannot examine, you have already started with distortion. In the same way if you say there is no meaning to life, that is another form of distortion. So one must be completely free of both, the positive and the negative assertions. And this is the real beginning of meditation.'
Thank you to the Krishnamurti Foundation of America (kfa.org) for keeping his words in print. Cheers.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
His Best yet! 31 Mar 2006
By Dog Butterfly - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my favorite book of his. Very refreshing book. I also like "commentaries on Living". All are great. "Think on these Things" is a good place to start. I don't see any similarities to the bible as the other reviewer. His is a unique voice.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Krishnamurti Makes you Think & Be! 18 Jan 2002
By Shaw-Jiun Chalitsios-Wang - Published on Amazon.com
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This book guides my mind deeper & deeper onto a self-discovery journey. Krishnamurti's wisdom & questions are clear and profound. A must-read for all spiritual "lookers"! You don't seek, you see.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
GREAT 3 Mar 2012
By Reza Ganjavi - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. One of Krishnamurti classics. In depth discussions of many of the core elements of his teachings. Fantastic. Highly recommended. But read it with a grain of salt -- DO NOT BELIEVE what it says. EXAMINE it for yourself and find out if the things said are true or not. If they are you've found them first hand. If not, you can discard them. It takes patience if this is your first K book, to get familiar to the terminology and the approach...
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