On Love and Loneliness

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HarperCollins, Apr 8, 1994 - 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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Krishnamurti is a little Buddha even if he denies Buddhism. A fascinating synthesis on love and loneliness! Two emotions that are never understood by the movement of thought. The ego image is always ... Read full review

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I think that I'm going to spoil it for you, and say that the last few lines sums this book up nicely, BUT it's all about the journey NOT the destination. "Knowledge is mere experience, and experience ... 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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