Commentaries on Living has ratings and 20 reviews. E.W. said: I first read Krishnamurti when I was in my twenties. For some, reading him is tedious. Commentaries on Living: First Series [Krishnamurti] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Krishnamurti's essential message is that, to find truth. Read "Commentaries on Living - first series A Study Book Of The Teachings of J. Krishnamurti" by Jiddu Krishnamurti with Rakuten Kobo. Krishnamurti, Jiddu.
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Why do we cling to the idea, deliberately or unconsciously, and put aside the actual? The idea, the pattern, is self-projected; it is commentaries on living form of self-worship, of self-perpetuation, and hence gratifying.
Commentaries on Living: First Series by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Commentaries on living idea gives power to dominate, to be assertive, to guide, to shape; and in the idea, which is self-projected, there is never the denial of the self, the disintegration of the self. So the pattern or idea enriches the self; and this is also considered to be love.
I love my son or my husband and I want him to be this or that, I want him to be something commentaries on living than he is.
If we are to understand what is, the pattern or idea must be put aside. To set aside the idea becomes difficult only when there is no commentaries on living in the understanding of what is.
Conflict exists in us between the idea and what commentaries on living because the self-projected idea offers greater satisfaction than what is. It is only when what is, the actual, has to be faced that the pattern is broken; so it is not a matter of how to be free from the idea, but of how to face the actual.
It is commentaries on living to face the actual only when there is an understanding of the process of gratification, the way of the self. We all seek self-fulfilment, though in many different ways: But is there self-fulfilment?
Commentaries on Living Series 1
The object of fulfilment is ever self-projected, self-chosen, so this craving to fulfil is a form of commentaries on living. Whether consciously or unconsciously, the way of self-fulfilment is self-chosen, it is based on the desire for gratification, which must be permanent; so the search for self-fulfilment is the search for the permanency of desire.
One suspects he wrote these meditations for himself. When I was commentaries on living, I would take the bus downtown in summer, sit on a bench, and observe, and write.
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I had never heard the like before. Second Series Indian subcontinent ed.
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Third Series Indian subcontinent ed. Other media[ edit ] The First Series was released as an audiobook on audio cassette. The whole series is available as an ebook in several editions commentaries on living formats. Surendran 11 March The Times of India.