The Urgency of Change

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A new edition of a fifty-year-old classic by J Krishnamurti.

The topics in this book range from conditioning and awareness, fear and God, to morality and art, suffering and suicide. The dialogues here sparkle with a crispness and clarity that would be the delight of any reader who seeks to deepen his understanding of Krishnamurti's teachings; and the art of inquiry through the medium of dialogue finds its finest expression in many passages. The falsehood behind lofty ideals is exposed in statements such as: 'Forgiveness comes only after you have accumulated rancour; forgiveness is resentment.' Art is redefined as the absence of the 'me'. A discussion on the ethics of suicide becomes an occasion for reflecting on right Living. A question about fear turns into a discussion on dependence. The question 'How am I to Live in this world?' turns into 'How am I to change?' Thus, to the discerning reader, every chapter presents new insights.

Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation India

Current publication: 2020

ISBN: 978-81-87326-90-8

Pages count: 176

Format: paperback

First published: 1971