Complex problem of living than one who is not? A profession is only a part of life; but there are also those parts which are hidden, subtle and mysterious. To. He who has identified himself can never know freedom, in which alone all truth comes into being. Commentaries On Living Series 1. 3. Jiddu Krishnamurti. Commentaries on Living: From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti is a series of books by Jiddu Krishnamurti (–). It consists of 3 volumes, originally  Publisher‎: ‎Harper.


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One suspects he wrote these meditations for himself. When I was younger, I would take commentaries on living bus downtown in summer, sit on a bench, and observe, and write.

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I wanted to be Krishnamurti. He's someone who questioned education, self-discipline, great ideas, every religion, every grand human p I first read Krishnamurti when I was in my twenties.


He's someone who questioned education, self-discipline, great ideas, every religion, every grand human preoccupation. I had never heard the like before. Second Series Indian subcontinent ed. Third Series Indian subcontinent ed.

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Other media[ edit ] The First Series was released as an audiobook on commentaries on living cassette. The whole series is available as an ebook in several editions and formats. Surendran 11 March The Times of India. So the pattern or idea enriches the self; and this is also considered to be love.

I love my commentaries on living or my husband and I want him to be this or that, I want him to be something other than he is.

If we are to understand what is, the commentaries on living or idea must be put aside. To set aside the idea becomes difficult only when there is no urgency in the understanding of what is.


Conflict exists in us between the idea and what is because the self-projected idea offers greater satisfaction than what is. It is only when what is, the actual, has to be faced that the pattern is broken; so it is not a matter of how to be free from commentaries on living idea, but of how to face the actual.


It is possible to commentaries on living the actual only when there commentaries on living an understanding of the process of gratification, the way of the self.

We all seek self-fulfilment, though in many different ways: But is there self-fulfilment? The object of fulfilment is ever self-projected, self-chosen, so this craving to fulfil is a form of self-perpetuation.

Whether consciously or unconsciously, the way of self-fulfilment is self-chosen, it is based on the desire for gratification, which must be permanent; so the search for self-fulfilment is the search for the permanency of desire.

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Desire is ever transient, it has no fixed abode; it may perpetuate for a time the object to which it clings, but desire in itself has no permanency. We are instinctively aware of this, and so we try to make permanent the idea, commentaries on living belief, the thing, the relationship; commentaries on living as this also is impossible, there is the creation of the experiencer as a permanent essence, the "I" separate and different from desire, the thinker separate and different from his thoughts.

This separation is obviously false, leading to illusion.