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This Light in Oneself: True Meditation [Kindle Edition]

J. Krishnamurti
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Theseselections present the core of Krishnamurti's teaching on meditation, takenfrom discussions with small groups, as well as from public talks to largeaudiences. His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to knowourselves, in order really to understand our own—and the world's—conflicts.We are the world, says Krishnamurti, and it is our individual chaos thatcreates social disorder. He offers timeless insights into the source of truefreedom and wisdom.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 260 KB
  • Print Length: 147 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications; 1st edition (15 Dec 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006N5BIHK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strongly delivered clarity 1 Dec 2008
Format:Paperback
Krishnamurti was never a soft teacher and in this book he is as strong as ever. He is very clear about what true meditation is and how to use it. He gets you to look at the nature of thought to see its illusory quality before considering meditation, since then meditation becomes effortless.
It's not the average book of meditation techniques but rather he cuts through everything which makes natural meditation difficult and leaves you with a great sense of clarity. A book called THE ONE relates a message of the process involved here - both are very clear and strong on this subject!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book was thoroughly enjoyable to read throughout and I honestly felt like turning to the beginning and starting all over again, although I think this would have gone against the message of the book! The ideas in the book expand on directions of thought I have had over the last few years, and they demand a drastic re-assessment (again going against the message of the book!) of one's life and every aspect of how it is lived and viewed.

Krishnamurti advocates the eradication of segmentation within conscious thought, perhaps even leading to the eradication of conscious thought itself, leaving simply 'pure observation' and reaction, without internal confliction. This internal confliction, says Krishnamurti, gives rise to negative emotion and external conflictions, and is the major hindrance on the evolution of the human mind and therefore the human race. However, this psychological confliction cannot be eradicated by any system of thought, since a thought trying to establish this end has segmented itself, and views itself as separate from the whole. This whole segmentation of thoughts takes up space, which clutters the mind. The mind must be still and quiet in order to evolve, through pure observation and unity of the mind.

I have found it very difficult to resolve the ideas into being within my life in London, although I have been able to 'view' and 'eliminate' negative emotions such as anger at times using methods Krishnamurti describes. Although it goes against his advice, I will read the book again to try and gain a better understanding of his words.

I strongly recommend this book to everyone; absolutely everyone. If we all tried to live our lives without the dogmas, prejudices, traditions and other methods of control which this world imposes upon us, we would be a much more understanding and peaceful world.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A totally different meditation 16 Nov 2010
By GB
Format:Paperback
'This light in oneself' almost describes the way that Krishnamurti encourages us to be our own guide when exploring our inner and outer self. Again, this book explores meditation as a way of integrated living rather than something we do as a ritual or practice. Krishnamurti challenges the whole concept of meditation as a means to an end, but rather ask us to approach life in meditation with total attention to all things as they really are and not as we would wish them to be. For those who practice meditation and for those who don't this book explores meditation but not in any conventional sense.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising 6 Mar 2012
By San W
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am only half way through this book and I'm finding it to be wonderful. I thought I had read most of what Krishnamurti had written, so I was very pleased to find that I hadn't.
I thoroughly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly beautiful 15 May 2013
By Sevtrex
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are looking for authentic freedom from yourself this book is a must to read. Simple truths, inner silence open the beauty of life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the summation of his most important insights 25 Mar 1999
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Format:Paperback
I have read much from Krishnamurti. I have learned much from this enlightened soul. This book provides all one needs to see the mirage we have created through thought and the path beyond. If you understand what he says, you are on the way to awakening from your sleep. Good luck.
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