Synopses & Reviews
Truth is a pathless land; you cannot approach it by any religion. . . . My only concern is to set men absolutely free. So said Jiddu Krishnamurti, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1905, as a teenager he was groomed by Theosophists C. W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant to become the next World Teacher. Yet later he broke from his mentors, refusing to play the messiah. For decades he traveled the globe, urging his followers to pursue their own, individual freedom without dependence on any doctrine. Hence this books guiding purpose. Author Robert Epstein culls key quotations from Krishnamurtis Commentaries on Living and other works. Conveniently organized from A to Z, topics range from acceptance and anger to consciousness, fear, fulfillment, God, hope, joy, love, nonviolence, reincarnation, relationship, self-understanding, sex, suffering, vegetarianism, war, and wisdom. You are the world, and the world is you,” said Krishnamurti. If there is a radical transformation in the structure of an individuals psyche, it will affect the whole consciousness of man.” This small jewel of a book contains enormous power to inspire readers to just such a change.
Krishnamurti is always challenging and inspiring. All friends and admirers of Krishnamurti will find in these quotations a veritable mine of wisdom. Highly recommended.
--Ravi Ravindra, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dalhousie University and author fourteen books on religion, science, mysticism, and spirituality
"Powerful words by one of the great sages of modern times. Krishnamurti's wisdom will challenge, touch, inspire and awaken all who read it."
--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart