On Love and Loneliness

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HarperCollins, 1993 - Philosophy - 155 pages
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In 1950 Krishnamurti said: "It is only when the mind is not escaping in any form that it is possible to be in direct communion with that thing we call lonliness, the alone, and to have communion with that thing, there must be affection, there must be love."

On Love and Lonliness is a compelling investigation of our intimate relationships with ourselves, others, and society. Krishnamurti suggests that "true relationship" can come into being only when there is self-knowledge of the conditions which divide and islolate individuals and groups. Only by renouncing the self can we understand the problem of lonliness, and truly love.

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User Review  - Scot Quaranda - Goodreads

A brilliant reminder that we do not need a guru, psychoanalyst or even a book to grow, we simply need self-observation. This book is a collection of various lectures and talks that Krishnamurti gave ... Read full review

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User Review  - Puri Putri - Goodreads

"So when you ask what love is, you may be too frightened to see the answer. It may mean complete upheaval; it may break up the family; you may discover that you do not love your wife or husband or ... Read full review

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J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was a renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. His works include On Mind and Thought, On Nature and the Environment, On Relationship, On Living and Dying, On Love and Lonliness, On Fear, and On Freedom.

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