J Krishnamurti’s book
Bangalore, 21 February, 2017: The Awakening of Intelligence, a timeless spiritual classic by Jiddu Krishnamurti, regarded as one of the greatest philosophers and religious teachers of all time, is being relaunched by Krishnamurti Foundation India for the first time in India, since its original publication abroad in 1973. The highly-acclaimed book sheds light on the predicament of humanity and is of great relevance in these times of sharpening divisions, corruption and deepening material greed. Over the past five decades, the book has been a source of invaluable exploration for thousands of people across the world, and today it is time for a new generation to discover the timeless teaching of Krishnamurti
This bookcontains a collection of a wide range of Krishnamurti’s works, including publicspeeches, in-depth discussions, dialogues with scientists, professors andreligious seekers, held before a variety of audiences across severalcontinents. The book is relevant to people of all generations as it doesnot expound any particular philosophy, but rather discusses issues that concernall of us in our everyday lives: the problems of living in a modern,technology-dominated society with its corruption and violence; the individual'ssearch for security and happiness; and the need for man to free himself fromhis inner burdens of greed, violence, fear, and sorrow. For a newgeneration who has not been acquainted with Krishnamurti, this book willopen-up an unexplored world of teachings with extraordinary depth and insightthat is relevant today.
Krishnamurti’sconversations with eminent personalities like Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude,Swami Venkatesananda, and David Bohm transcend all man-made boundaries ofreligious beliefs, nationalistic sentiment, and sectarian outlook. Throughthese conversations, Krishnamurti takes the reader step by step into theintricacies of the human psyche and uncovers its depths with all its complexityin a manner that anyone can understand. However, as Krishnamurti himself warns,all these pages of explanations are not the actuality of one’s life, and thatis why the intelligence he speaks of can come about only through one’s ownintensity and urgency.
Speakingabout the book a spokesperson for the Krishnamurti Foundation India said, "Theteachings from the book are highly relevant to today’s world and at the sametime are timeless and universal. This book, which addresses a wide spectrum ofexistential issues, allows for a deep exploration as we journey to understandourselves. The challenges Krishnamurti raises in the book and his answers tothe questions posed by his listeners worldwide are still as fresh as they weredecades ago. Now in its fifth decade of publication, the book has acquired thestatus of a spiritual classic, and we are happy to celebrate the importance ofthis week in today’s world.”
The book isavailable on Amazon, Flipkart, and select book stores across the country.