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.