really inspires you to put aside everything you thought about spirituality, reality or whatever you seek, and urges you instead to simply observe your own mind in the moment, without any plan or agenda. Krishnamurti cuts through much of the insense found in some religions, and gets right to the serious business of the direct apprehansion of experience. He says that you don't need to travel to India, or sit cross legged on a mat; you simply need to observe yourself, moment to moment, in all of your thoughts and actions in the world, in solitude and in relationship with others. This approach cuts down on all the energy wasted on trying to be something you're not, and instead invites you to to simply observe who you are.
I started practicing Buddhism a year ago, and have genuinely found that this book has totally made me question Buddhism as an organised religion - something the Buddha himself would have insisted of his disciples. Of course, at the time of the Buddha, there was no such thing as 'Buddhism', only the Buddha himself.
Anyway, nn the end, I was left alone with my own mind and the wonderful potential to observe and Inquire. By doing this, a lot of insecurites are revealed to myself, and the patterns of thinking and acting that help to keep them in place are slowly deprived of their power. Since reading this book, I have found that I have become happier and more authentic in my presonal life. I think that this book has the potential to touch many people on any 'spiritual path' - providing it is read with an open mind.
I still draw a lot of inspiration from Buddhism - indeed, there is a lot of overlap between the Dharma and the teachings of Krishnamurti - but I no longer look to Buddhism as an authority to imitate.
I would also recommend Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoches 'The Sacred Path of the Warrior' - also available on Amazon.
Peace and Happiness.