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  • Published: 13 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786782755
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99
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Can The Brain Be Quiet?

Living, Learning and Meditation


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One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century describes a series of his encounters around the world with a wide variety of spiritual seekers. Their questions and his answers explore the nature of the lived experience, the details of profound self-inquiry and how to live a fulfilled life.

These 60 chapters, with titles like “Solitude Means Freedom”, “All Seeking is from Emptiness and Fear”, and “Life is an Extraordinarily Beautiful Movement”, carry the essence of Krishnamurti’s teaching style and profoundest wisdom.

Each one reflects an encounter K had at different times during the sixties and seventies. It opens with a poetic account of the location where the encounter took place, plus occasionally a description of the seeker that K has met. The chapter then moves back and forth between the seeker and the teacher, giving the reader plenty to reflect upon.

This is previously unpublished material. Readers will be captivated by the luminous prose and the piercing insight. The style is enigmatic and poetical but each chapter contains more than enough for the reader to consider, perhaps as a daily practice. In the style of Paulo Coelho they have the quality of fables, but the teaching is far more profound and challenging.

  • Pub date: 13 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781786782755
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jiddu Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti (1895- 1986) went from his origins in a small south Indian village to become one of the great spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. He taught that truth is something each of us must discover for ourselves, without reliance upon gurus, religions, or spiritual authorities.

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