By Jiddu Krishnamurti
This name features a sequence of eight lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955, from one of many twentieth century's maximum philosophers and academics. Krishnamurti confronts the common greedy and harassed brain which lies on the root of all violence and discomfort. notwithstanding provided over fifty years in the past, the guidelines in those talks are clean, appropriate and provide an everlasting message for this present day as Krishnamurti discusses an international within which booming productiveness and clinical development may still promise a contented destiny, yet don't.He issues additionally to the continued escalation of warfare, pageant, envy and territoriality regardless of profits in schooling, non secular ecumenism and the applied sciences of self-improvement. He asks his listeners to think about that every one obvious development is just one other phantasm. of their brilliantly transparent essays, his concentration is singular, with out glib solutions to everlasting questions. To learn this e-book is to enterprise into the unexplored assumptions that govern our lives. The workings of the brain are so basic and seen in J Krishnamurti's motives, but so tremendously tough to confront. Like different vintage texts, reminiscent of non secular scriptures, the phrases ring precise. the problems addressed contain: the character of violence; the matter of switch; the conditioning of the brain; the right way to in attaining "peace"; the character of worship and non secular perform; and the way to actually pay attention.
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The notion of kufr (unbelief) has, however, taken possession of an entire group. And yet, it is not a doctor’s nature 48. In this list, the spatial and the temporal are novel causes. 49. , the three ‘kingdoms’ of minerals, plants, and animals. 50. The number seven is of obvious significance. See, for example, S. M. Stern who notes, with regard to early Ismaili thought, the belief that there are seven prophets, seven heavens, seven seas, and seven earths; moreover, man has seven bodily parts and seven openings in his head; and there are, of course, seven Imams as well as the seven ‘prophets with resolution’.
Here reading khūd (instead of khirad), following a suggestion of F. M. Hunzai. ’ Christians form another group. They believe that God is three, but that all three are one and to be worshipped. Dualists are another group. They hold that the Eternal is two but that Yazdān, the object of their worship, is one. The philosophers make a fourth group. They say that it is not for creatures to worship Him, but rather, to know Him, His power, might, and dominion. The fifth group consists of the upholders of monotheism.
For this very reason, praise of God is incumbent upon us in pain and in distress: we are obliged to praise God because all that befalls us must be a benefit from Him. These sufferings of ours are a blessing to us. Because of them we beware that mine of misery, which is Hell, and come to that eternal mine of delight, which is Paradise. ’38 This verse makes clear that since we know God’s favours to us are uncountable, if we repeat and count …39 [some small part of them, we will give thanks for His Emissary], a lamp in the darkness40 of disbelief and error, and a guide to people through the sending down of the Noble Book, by disclosing His Law full of wisdom41 – making plain what is lawful and what unlawful – by promulgating decrees and rulings, by inciting to justice and benevolence and warning against injustice and sin, by travelling in noble nature and sturdy character on the Straight Path to please God; as He says, ‘A day when people will rise before the Lord of the worlds …’42 And next [let us thank ʿAlī], the treasurer of the knowledge of the Book and Wisdom, the threshold of the most rigorous mysteries of the Law, [which are] ‘harsh to the impious’ – as He says, ‘harsh against unbelievers, merciful among themselves’43 – father of the Prophet’s household; 37.
As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning by Jiddu Krishnamurti