J. Krishnamurti was one of the most influential and widely known spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Here, he inquires with the reader into how remembering and dwelling on past events, both pleasurable and painful, give us a false sense of continuity, causing us to suffer. His instruction is to be attentive and clear in our perceptions and to meet the challenges of life directly in each new moment.
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"Krishnamurti is one of the greatest philosophers of the age."—the Dalai Lama
"Is it possible to live a sane life in an insane world? This new collection of teachings explores this crucial question with great freshness, clarity, and a profound understanding of the intimate link between inward and outward transformation. This magnificent contribution to the body of Krishnamurti's teachings will be invaluable for both beginners and seasoned meditators."—Larry Rosenberg, founder of the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and author of Breath by Breath