Start reading This Light in Oneself: True Meditation on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device


Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
This Light in Oneself: True Meditation

This Light in Oneself: True Meditation [Kindle Edition]

J. Krishnamurti
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £13.99
Kindle Price: £6.17 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £7.82 (56%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £6.17  
Paperback £13.99  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: At least 60% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Purchase any Kindle Book sold by and receive £1 credit to try out our Digital Music Store. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Description

Product Description

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.

Product details

  • 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
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #187,774 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strongly delivered clarity 1 Dec 2008
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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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.
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A totally different meditation 16 Nov 2010
'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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the summation of his most important insights 25 Mar 1999
By A Customer
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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

Popular Highlights

 (What's this?)
You cannot be a light to yourself if you are in the dark shadows of authority, of dogma, of conclusion. &quote;
Highlighted by 3 Kindle users

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category