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What Are You Doing With Your Life?

10 juni 2010

By Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986).

264 Pages | Published in 2001; available here. This is the 2005 Edition| Softcover | Krishnamurti Foundation of America | ISBN: 8187326352.

Dutch translation: Wat Doe JIJ Met Je Leven?! - Jonge Mensen en Relaties, Opleiding, Toekomstig Werk en de Zin van Je Leven | Eerste druk 2003, tweede druk 2004 | Softcover | Ank-Hermes B.V., Deventer | ISBN: 9020283006.

What Are You Doing With Your Life? Brings together excerpts from Krishnamurti's books, and represents the first anthology of its kind, that offers the young a systematic approach to his vision of education and life. Krishnamurti, whose life and teachings have spanned the greater part of the 20th century, is regarded by many as one who has had the most profound impact on human consciousness in modern times.

From Chapter I - 'What Are You':

" What is the relationship between you and the misery, confusion within and around you? Undoubtly, this confusion and misery did not appear by themselves. You and I gave birth to them, not a capitalist, communist or fascist society, but you and I have created them in relation to each other. What you are from the inside, is from the outside projected on the world.  What you are, what you think and what you feel, what you do in daily life, is projected outwardly shaping this world. […] What you are is the world, and so your problem is the problem of the world. This certainly is a simple and fundamental fact, right? Seemingly, we forget this all the time in relation to a single or many human beings. We would like to make a change by means of a system or revolution of ideas based on a system, yet forget; you and I create society and cause chaos or establish order by the way in which we live our lives. "

Sage, philosopher and thinker, he illumined the lives of millions the world over – intellectuals and laymen, young and old. Breaking away from all organized religions and denying his role as a Guru, he spelt out his mission: to set man absolutely and unconditionally free. He travelled round the world till the age of 90 giving talks, writing, holding discussions. He talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday life; the problems of living in modern society, the individual’s search for security, and the need for human beings to free themselves from from their inner burdens of violence, fear and sorrow. Born on 11th May 1895 as the eighth child of a pious couple in the small town of Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh, Krishnamurti was adopted at the age of 14 by Annie Besant, the President of the Theosophical Society, and was brought up and groomed to be the World Teacher. In 1929, however, he renounced that role and dissolved The Order of the Star - a large world-wide organization that had been built up around him to fulfill that mission. This action was the culmination of the deep spiritual awakening undergone by him and his insight that religious organizations cannot lead human beings to truth.

auteur: Krishnamurti, J.
ISBN: 8187326352

Prijs: € 8,00

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