Krishnamurti writes, "To understand and to be free of any problem we need a great deal of passionate and sustained energy, not only physical and intellectual energy but an energy that is not dependent on any motive, psychological stimulus or drug".
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This is a book that can change a lot for a one who gives it its due attention.
Wonderfully unique, clear and powerful.
I have gone through a lot of material on consciousness, spritituality, philosophy etc. in recent years, and this amazing book by this beautiful man is a real treasure.
I first opened a book with Krishnamurti almost ten years ago. I didn't get very far. Last year, I revisited his work, and I am so glad I did. So, be patient with this, if you have to.
I also highly recommend Krishnamurti's talks with Alan Anderson. I went through those sessions before reading Freedom from the Known for the first time, and it was a great prelude to the book. It may be just as good the other way around.
So, with this one, as Krishnamurti often suggest: go slowly and with care, and be serious.
Good luck, and enjoy.
The words and wisdom of J. Krishnamurti penetrate delusional thinking like a spear. The narrator delivers a pleasant neutral tone that is very easy to listen to. The production, however, suffers from poor editing as many first lines are repeated. Even if Krishnamurti had intended that, which is doubtful, the effect is still awkward and jarring. This recording deserves to be re-edited if possible and re-uploaded.
This audiobook is tough to follow at first because the ideas are very abstract. But once you begin to unwind yourself in it, the real magic unfolds. It is very interesting and definitely a worthwhile listen. =]
Krishnamurti's message is far-reaching and unsparing. I've listened to the book three times now. Adam Behr's reading is articulate, but uninflected. Everything is said with the same emphasis, without discernible pauses. The material warrants a more thoughtful reading. The net effect is relentless, it gets a bit too much at times, and I've had to stop repeatedly just to take a break.
Enlightening, Relaxing and Supportive
The entire book is great.
I would try to remember all of it.
No, I don't understand in total. Truth be told, I sometimes don't think I even understand partially. But, what I do understand is shockingly brilliant.
This was my first audio book, so I didn't have much expectations. However, I enjoy the narrator, his voice was soothing. The read was good also, there was parts that repeated itself, but that may be the norm. It took me a while to get through the book due to all the self-reflection; which I enjoyed!
A very innovative approach to the epistemological inquiry. Very easy to follow. Gives you plenty to ponder on. Recommended without hesitation.
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