What are J Krishnamurti's famous book names

The philosophy of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was a 20th century philosopher. The Indian Krishnamurti was also a very progressive psychologist. In his formulations one found very deep insights into the human psyche. He had also analyzed people's actions very well.

Under no circumstances should Krishnamurti be confused with the Hare Krishna movement. This is the divine form in Hinduism. Its name, of course, comes from this movement.
When introducing the quantum physicist David Bohm, I mentioned that Bohm was a big fan of Krishnamurti - because they lived in a time and probably many of them burned up "brainwash" together. Bohm even ran a Krishnamurti school in England. This brings me to the real reason for this post: The teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Most of the students in Germany have read the masterpiece “Brave New World” (original title: brave new world) by the English author Aldous Huxley. Jiddu Krishnamurti was also good friends with this writer.

Wikipedia writes about its basic ideas:

Krishnamurti's philosophy is based on the possibility of complete “spiritual” freedom by recognizing its “nature” through attentive observation of one's own mind and its reactions at the moment in which these occur. [...] Central to his teaching (which is actually not one) is the saying"Truth is a pathless land" (For example: "The truth is a country without marked paths"): No method, no religion, no teacher can lead to the truth. Everyone is responsible for themselves.

In the 12th and 13th grade I had a very pleasant basic philosophy course and therefore these statements read relatively normal, as there were philosophers that were much more difficult to understand. These were rarely explained by outside authors, but we often learned it from the original sources of philosophers such as Kant, Socrates, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbies, favorite philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli and many other well-known names.

Therefore, I'll try to explain these Wikipedia words even more simply to a normal mortal:

Do you know the saying from the GMX TV commercial: The thoughts are free? This slogan (which certainly does not come from GMX itself) also says the basic idea of ​​Krishnamurti. What is written or what has been said is not free, i. H. it can be experienced with surveillance.

Only the thoughts that go on in the head of a person are free - these can only be experienced under severe torture or possibly with hypnosis, but with torture one admits things that one has never committed or would and would not commit anyone can only be put under hypnosis.

I don't want to comment on the rest of the Wikipedia statement, just repeat what is most important to me:Everyone is responsible for themselves. Your parents always wish you the best, your friends, teachers, etc. partly also;), but only YOU are responsible for your successes and failures, that is more true than ever in our oh-so-civil society today! The sayings of the parents like “Everyone is his own fortune maker”, “No hard work, no price” and many others are just true and if you really want to grow up, you will at some point - yes, how stupid I was, my parents really had Right in many things.

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Grischa started this learning blog in December 2005. He studied business informatics and has been leading the Lern-Online.net project since May 2002. The aim of Lern-Online.net is to explain knowledge to schoolchildren and students in an understandable way, to offer it free of charge and to structure it clearly.