On Love and Loneliness

Front Cover
HarperCollins, 1993 - Philosophy - 155 pages
14 Reviews

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
2
3 stars
4
2 stars
1
1 star
1

Review: On Love and Loneliness

User Review  - Zeina Tantawy - Goodreads

The words of Krishnamurti will leave you drowning in a sea of questions and general contemplation. This book did enlighten me in many ways as to how we have come to view matters of the heart and the ... Read full review

Review: On Love and Loneliness

User Review  - Gianluca - Goodreads

3 stars and not 4 because I didn't find anything new in Krishnamurti compared to the classics of Indian and Buddhist thought, which Jiddu was clearly a direct heir. This is his first book I read thus ... Read full review

References to this book

About the author (1993)

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.

Bibliographic information