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Think on These Things [Persian Language]

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Krishnamurti, Moini, Mohsen (translator)
ISBN: 978-0-936347-76-9
Format: Softcover
Trim: 5½ x 8½ inches
Publication Date: 01/01/1996
Pages: 309
Language: Persian

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This is the Persian (Farsi) language translation of Krishnamurti's classic work.

Krishnamurti does not offer any systems, methods, ideologies, or beliefs. He encourages the listener to question and doubt everything — including what he says — and to find truth for oneself. In his talks and dialogues he explores many issues such as education, freedom, love, awareness, relationship, responsibility, conflict, self-knowledge, suffering, conditioning, psychological time, nature of thought, aloneness, and loneliness, observer and observed, beauty, dependence, desire, pleasure, fear, energy, change, creativity, insight, order, meditation, religious mind, and the art of living.

Think on These Things is Krishnamurti’s best selling book and contains his talks to students, teachers, and parents in India.


CONTENTS

Translator's Introduction
The Function of Education
The Problem of Freedom
Freedom and Freedom
Listening
Creative Discontent
The Wholeness of Life
Ambition
Orderly Thinking
An Open Mind
Inward Beauty
Conformity and Revolt
The Confidence of Innocence
Equality and Freedom
Self Discipline
Cooperation and Sharing
Renewing the Mind
The River of Life
The Attentive Mind
Knowledge and Tradition
To be Religious Is to Be Sensitive to Reality
The Purpose of Learning
The Simplicity of Love
The Need to Be Alone
The Energy of Life
To Live Effortlessly
The Mind is Not Everything
To Seek God

AUTHOR

KRISHNAMURTI was born on May 12, 1895 in Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was born of middle-class Brahmin parents, was recognized at age fourteen by the Theosophists Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater as the coming World Teacher and proclaimed to be the vehicle for the reincarnation of Christ in the West and of Buddha in the East. Besant adopted the boy and took him to England, where he was educated and prepared for his coming role. In 1929, after many years of questioning himself, he dissolved the Order, repudiated its claims and returned all the assets given to him for its purpose. Out of his own spiritual "process" experienced from 1922 onwards, he declared, "Truth is a pathless land and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect." Krishnamurti claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality, or religion and was bound by no tradition. He traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life at age ninety. He said man has to free himself of all fear, conditioning, authority, and dogma through self-knowledge and this will bring about order and psychological mutation. The conflict ridden violent world cannot be transformed into a life of goodness, love, and compassion by any political, social, or economic strategies. It can be transformed through the mutation in individuals brought about by their own observation without any guru or organized religion. He declared, "Where self is not, the other is." The rejection of all spiritual and psychological authority, including his own, is a fundamental theme of his philosophy. His major concern is the social structure and how it conditions the individual. The emphasis in his talks and writings is on the psychological barriers that prevent clarity of perception. In the mirror of relationship, each of us can come to understand the content of one's own consciousness, which is common to all humanity. Attending Krishnamurti's talks in 1961, Aldous Huxley said, "It was like listening to a discourse of the Buddha -- such power, such intrinsic authority..." David Bohm, Ph.D., the quantum physicist and friend of Einstein, recognized in Krishnamurti's teachings parallels with his own revolutionary theories of physics. This led to many years of dialogue between the two men, which helped form a bridge between so-called mysticism and science. He established many schools in India, England, and the U.S.A. He died on February 17, 1986, Ojai, California.

"He is the most beautiful human being I have ever seen."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"The most impressive things I ever listened to -- A clear contemporary statesmen of the fundamental human problem."

-- Aldous Huxley

"When he entered my room I said to myself, 'Surely the lord of love has come.'"

-- Khalil Gibran

"I know of no living man whose thought is more inspiring."

-- Henry Miller

"I can scarcely think of anything but the beauty and wisdom of my friend [Krishnamurti]."

-- Joseph Campbell

"Feel the meaning of Krishnamurti for our time is that one has to think for oneself and not be swayed by any outside religious or spiritual authorities."

-- Van Morrison

"Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own self-imposed restrictions to my freedom."

-- Deepak Chopra

"A strong ally who awakened responsive chords in me by the freshness of a way of thinking that was quite outside the usual ruts of moral and spiritual teaching."

-- Alan Watts

"To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness."

-- Anne Morrow Lindberg

 
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