5.0 out of 5 stars Lucid, intelligent & punctures mankind's invisible bell jar
I was introduced to Krishnamurti in 1975 by a friend and contemporary of his. I wasn't, yet, ready for such a revelation as Krishnamurti represented. "The Ending Of Time" is perhaps the most significant book I've read in my almost fifty years on this planet. He punctures the bell jar of that Garden of Delusion and Deception humankind has created. This is the first...
Published on Mar 30 2003 by Thomas Lapins
2.0 out of 5 stars Barely Readable.
This book is the transcript of a large number of dialogues between Krishnamurti and Bohm. You could say they discuss abstract philosophical issues. You could also say they are babble like they are stoned and forgot what they were talking about. That's the way it seemed to me.
Published on May 17 2000 by bongo
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pass the joint.,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)Yuk! and they call this the disemination of ideas.
I am with hawkesed (another reviewer) in considering
this book a waste of ink on paper. Written in a dialogue
style of Socrates, it was difficult to maintain a line of
though as these two in discussion jump all over the place.
This makes reading difficult for me and surely does not help
Purchasing this book was a waste of money and shelf space.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lucid, intelligent & punctures mankind's invisible bell jar,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)I was introduced to Krishnamurti in 1975 by a friend and contemporary of his. I wasn't, yet, ready for such a revelation as Krishnamurti represented. "The Ending Of Time" is perhaps the most significant book I've read in my almost fifty years on this planet. He punctures the bell jar of that Garden of Delusion and Deception humankind has created. This is the first perspective not to insult me intellectually. As I read the series of dialogues between Krishnamurti and Dr. Bohm in 1980 I found myself correctly anticipating where the conversation was going. For the past twenty-five years I've been heading in this direction. I'm not one for romantic notions, mythical excapades and fantasy or in need of an emotional fix to save my soul. I was looking for something that was both intellegent and spoke to me directly.
I had recently finished "The Tao Of Physics" by Fritjof Capra for the third time. Capra's book serves as an excellent practical guide and springboard into the likes of a Krishnamurti; in fact, I think it was reading "The Tao Of Physics" that allowed me to have the type of foundation and understanding to make the quantum leap into the realm of Krishnamurti. I am currently reading "Star In The East". I'm interesting in understanding Krishnamurti's personal history. The one thing that strikes me most is, his "enlightenment" is because and, more importantly, inspite of his involvement with the Theosophical Society. The contrast that emerges between one like Krishnamurti and those who have obviously not punctured that invisible bell share of delusion and deception is glaring, and serves to make Krishnamurti even more poignant and relevant.
Anyone with a similar appreciation for Krishnamurti please contact me. I would very much like to learn and have a dialogue on both this lovely man and his state of mind.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy reading but very worth the effort,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)These two powerhouses just chat all the way throught the book. A 3-day dialogue. Seems simple, but the ideas are so big that you have to take time to get your head around it. It's a lot to digest, but SO worth the effort. For an easier beginning, Krishnamurti's THINK ON THESE THINGS is an excellent start. In it he asks questions that we all have asked in our lives and then begins to answer so you can contemplate further.
5.0 out of 5 stars Proceed with extreme caution!,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)By far the most uncomfortable and penetrating message I have come across through the printed medium, this book will - hopefully - cut through the ingrained detritus of philosophy and 'psychology of the self' which has built up in the human psyche over countless aeons. To read this with hope of aquiring some esoteric knowledge of oneself or the world is to miss the point. If it's engaged with directly, personally, then Krishnamurti's message - digested by the very core of your being - may just be the extraordinarily deep and powerful catalyst it was for me. To really listen to what is being discussed here, instead of approaching as another philosophical text to be analysed and processed by the habitual and distorted logic of ego, is to open up to the possibility that things just might never be the same again. Suffice to say that on many occasions I had to put the book in a dark cupboard, make myself a strong cup of tea and have a lie down. What a lovely man.
5.0 out of 5 stars A reply to hawkesed, and all like him / her,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)Hello hawkesed whoever you are.
You know the funny thing about reviewing a K book, is that by the very nature of what he says, and only because he challenges us for individual action like no-one else has ever done...
You and I have only 4 choices......
He was totally loopy and should be ignored.
Perhaps my logic is faulty, but I can't conceive that anybody who took the time to read TEOT, could not be moved.
5.0 out of 5 stars K, if you understand him a little, you understand youself.,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)I think I've read nearly every book that K wrote and yet this has nothing to with any of the books really. TEOT is a phenomenal book for anyone that is open to the physics and the mechanisms of human endeavour. Beyond that, this book summed it up for me. I've read it so many times the spine has fallen apart and I need another copy.
K was (is) for me the opportunity for each and every one of us to change ourselves, and the world. If you read any of K's books and feel nothing more than "that was interesting" then you have missed the point completely.
I believe, and I know how much he hated that word (I don't have a better one) that he was exactly what he said he was.
This world needs another K, or someone who is prepared to
5.0 out of 5 stars One of THE most important conversations of our age,
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This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)And not only that, the most 'thought provoking' and definately one of Krishnamurti's top five most important books!
If you into the real shallow waters of philosophy maybe you ought to take a pass, as they don't talk about angels and warm fuzzy feelings. But if you want the REAL nitty gritty, this book is a MUST!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars a remarkable dialog,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)Krishnamurti and the famous physicist delve here into areas not covered in K's other talks--such as the "energy" who seems to work through K.... my one complaint is that K took the lead through much of the discussion. Still, an incredible book to ponder.
2.0 out of 5 stars Barely Readable.,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)This book is the transcript of a large number of dialogues between Krishnamurti and Bohm. You could say they discuss abstract philosophical issues. You could also say they are babble like they are stoned and forgot what they were talking about. That's the way it seemed to me.
5.0 out of 5 stars take their hand into the unknown,
This review is from: The Ending Of Time (Paperback)Having read many books by Krishnmaurti and 'Wholeness and the Implicate Order' by Bohm, I was still not prepared for the deep insight explosion this wonderful book caused in myself. I recommend wholeheartitly for the Krishnamurti reader who finds him or herself pouring over similar and reoccuring themes in Krishnamurti books and not quite grasping the subject matter. This book owes a lot to the penetrating dissection by Bohm of Krishnamurti's dialogue. As I read along I found myself questioning what Krishnamurti was talking about and wishing I could have it clarified, only to have Bohm ask the question I was asking myself, and consequently, answering the question. How wonderful. Although Krishnamurti has been in dialogue with many sharp minds nothing that I have read comes close to the genius of Bohm at uncovering in plain language these difficult discussions. This book is fantastic. Excuse my expression but the book is truly 'mindblowing'. All this is obtained through what is easily percieved as the non-egotistical approach of two humble and caring people. 6 stars!
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The Ending Of Time by Jiddu Krishnamurti (Paperback - May 1 1985)
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