The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with J. Krishnamurti

365 Daily Meditations on Freedom, Personal Transformation, Living Fully, and Much More, from the Man the Dalai Lama Described as “One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age”


J. Krishnamurti

Some quotes from the book

“The world is not something separate from you and me; the world, society, is the relationship that we establish or seek to establish between each other. So you and I are the problem, and not the world, because the world is the projection of ourselves, and to understand the world we must understand ourselves. That world is not separate from us; we are the world, and our problems are the world’s problems.”


“You only learn when you give your whole being to something. When you give your whole being to mathematics, you learn; but when you are in a state of contradiction, when you do not want to learn but are forced to learn, then it becomes merely a process of accumulation. To learn is like reading a novel with innumerable characters; it requires your full attention, not contradictory attention.”


“How do you listen? Do you listen with your projections, through your projection, through your ambitions, desires, fears, anxieties, through hearing only what you want to hear, only what will be satisfactory, what will gratify, what will give comfort, what will for the moment alleviate your suffering? If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice; you are listening to your own desires. And is there any other form of listening? Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby? Listening has importance only when one is not projecting one’s own desires through which one listens. Can one put aside all these screens through which we listen, and really listen?”


“If you would listen, sir, in the sense of being aware of your conflicts and contradictions without forcing them into any particular pattern of thought, perhaps they might altogether cease.”


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“To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness.”–Anne Morrow Lindbergh –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

Celebrating the centennial of the birth of a modern spiritual luminary, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life presents 365 timeless daily meditations culled from the beloved teacher’s foundational lectures and writings. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) devoted his life to counseling and teaching. For more than half a century he was a public figure, traveling continuously around the world to share a message that has been heard and read assiduously by countless people of all ages. He wanted his teachings compared to no other doctrine or faith. By encouraging others to challenge the self-deceptions of our age, his aim was to take man beyond the limitations of the self.

–This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Inspired by Krishnamurti’s belief that truth is found through living, The Book of Life presents 365 timeless daily meditations, developed thematically over seven days, illuminating the concepts of freedom, personal transformation, living fully awake, and much more. For everyone who has come to cherish the wisdom of this extraordinary spiritual age–as well as anyone discovering Krishnamurti for the first time–The Book of Life is a profound collection of insights to treasure every day. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • File Size: 647 KB
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (31 August 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003SE7ZGW
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled

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