ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in 1895 in modern-day Andhra Pradesh. Dr. Annie Besant later adopted him. Krishnamurti is regarded as one of the all-time great philosophers. He traveled for nearly sixty years, talking with various people about the changes in mankind. Krishnamurti saw religion and sect as factors that caused conflict among men.
Think on These Things is an evergreen read for all age groups. The book takes into account Krishnamurti’s discussions with people from different backgrounds. Throughout the book, the author explains the purpose of education in a person’s life. He also offers practical solutions to people seeking answers to mankind’s eternal problems.
WHAT WE LIKED ABOUT THINK ON THESE THINGS
Think on These Things aims to provide solutions to the everyday problems we face. The author’s approach to splitting the problem into smaller, actionable parts is captivating. His methods of understanding a given problem and then solving it are unique. Despite the book’s conceptual depth, the language is rather simple. This makes the book relatable for people of all ages.
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER ABOUT THINK ON THESE THINGS
The book does not have the regular, narrative format one would expect of it. It majorly comprises Krishnamurti’s Q&A sessions. Some readers may not find this storytelling style very appealing. Besides, some of the author’s ideas feel repetitive over the course of the book.
Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbours, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death. Most of us have fear in one form or another; and where there is fear there is no intelligence.
Surely education has no meaning unless it helps you understand the vast experience of life with all its subtleties, with its extraordinary beauty, its sorrows and joys. You may earn degrees, you may have a series of letters after your name and land a good job, but then what? What is the point of it all if in the process your mind becomes dull, weary, stupid
Think on These Things is a timeless guide on solving one’s problems from a neutral standpoint. The book focuses on pressing people into fulfilling their goals fearlessly. The author encourages readers to listen to and follow their own thoughts. All in all, this is one of those books that need to be read over and over again to keep fine-tuning our outlook on the challenges life throws at us.
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