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The World Within: You Are the Story of Humanity

During the Second World War (1939-1945) Krishnamurti did not speak publicly in the United States but lived quietly in Ojai, CA. People sought him out and came to dialogue with him on many issues of the times or their own personal dilemmas. Their problems were universal human problems and each made true his statement “You are the world”. As Krishnamurti unwound the tight threads of their thinking and feeling the core or source of a concern was revealed unadorned and without blame or guilt.

Krishnamurti’s recollection and documentation of these dialogues were gathered from his notebooks and compiled in this book.

There is only reality, the supreme without a second. There is only one humanity and one righteousness, and the way to its realization does not lie through any other path, through any other person save through yourself. Seek your own deliverance, and then you will deliver the world from its confusion and conflict, its sorrow and antagonism. For you are the world, and your problem is the world's problem. If you are clinging to your beliefs, to your petty gods, to your nationality, to your possessions, to your leaders, then you will create a world of confusion and conflict, of sects, of racial and religious prejudices, of economic and ideological frontiers, ever leading to separation, breeding ill will, multiplying catastrophes.

One has to put aside these superficial things, these distractions, these self-deluding indulgences, and cultivate right thinking. Right thinking comes through self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is not based on any formula; but through constant awareness of our thoughts and feelings, of actions and reactions, and of all the opposites that lie within us, comes self-knowledge, from which arises right thinking, right understanding[…] In understanding oneself, there is the comprehension of the whole.

J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: Krishnamurti Publications International
Author: J. Krishnamurti
Language: English
242 pp - Paper
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The World Within; To Parents and Teachers January 16, 2017
Dear colleague at Krishnamurti bookstore,

thank you so much for the quick and efficient delivery of this great book as well as the little one for parents and teachers. I have just received them today and will read them with the greatest of attention and interest as with all the other works of J.Krishnamurti who has indeed influenced me so much though I understand now that he rejected both influence and authority and didn't want people to listen to anyone including him without being skeptical.

I would like to use this opportunity to complement you for keeping the memory and works of this unique and beautiful man and will possibly take the liberty to make new orders of some of his other works.

I wish you a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Best wishes,

Milan Vemic

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Who wrote this book? February 25, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Switzerland  
Definitely not Krishnamurti.  Mr Lee himself attempting to paraphrase K.?

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the world within June 4, 2015
Reviewer: lenore kovach from Mt. Pleasant, MI United States  
Have just started reading

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Reco-prokos April 19, 2015
Reviewer: Laura Powers from Oakland, CA United States  
my subject line is the etymology of the word reciprocity, which is, in the typology of organized structure from a book on governance, the culture of networks.  Networks, rather than hierarchies or markets, is so much in the spirit of K.  I look forward to visiting the streaming online of the gathering May 2,3. (Governance, A Very Short Introduction by Mark Bevir.)

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excellent March 14, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Kalamazoo, MI United States  
An outstanding collection of Kishnamurti's approach to humanity's problems.

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