Publisher:Servire Wassenaar, The Netherlands, 1969
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Servire Wassenaar, 1969, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
Krishnamurti speaks to people in many parts of the world & in these talks given in three European capitals in 1967, he discusses problems fundamental to man and society: violence, fear, sorrow, desire, love, and many others. He insists that the understanding of how we look at a problem is as important as the problem itself. He asks, "What is the state of mind which says "I understand?' He carefully analyses the 'act of looking', the observer (or watcher) and the observed, with the space-interval that is involved in this form of awareness. This leads to the consideration of the pleasure principle, desire, the demand for experience, and the whole question of ideation, how thought arises, the limits of thought, and whether it is possible to observe without mentation. A question is asked in Paris about the need to contact the unconscious; in Amsterdam about how to be free of the fear of death; in London, whether ordinary people have the ability to understand themselves. Or again, 'Is meditation a whole way of life?' If Krishnamurti's answers are often extraordinarily revealing, they are no less challenging, for he maintains that fundamental questions can only be answered by the questioner himself. Therefore he tries to show what the question involves and to expose the often arbitrary assumptions on which it is based. "A conditioned mind demanding what truth is will never find it ... It can never find that immense, immeasurable thing. But without coming upon it, life becomes dull, stupid, drab, meaningless." Anyone interested in fundamental questions, and the contemporary human predicament, should not miss the opportunity of reading these talks with their exchange of questions and answers. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 222 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Black titles spine. light wear to edges & small scuffs to front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Philosophy; Philosophy. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3955.