The Limits of Thought
The Limits of Thought contains a series of penetrating dialogues between the unique religious teacher J. Krishnamurti and the renowned physicist David Bohm.The starting point of their engaging exchanges is the question: If truth is something totally different from reality, then what place has action in daily life in relation to truth and reality?
We see Krishnamurti and Bohm exploring the nature of consciousness and the condition of humanity. These enlightening dialogues address issues of truth, desire, awareness, tradition, and love. This is an important book by two very respected and important figures.
Anyone interested in seeing how Krishnamurti and Bohm probe some of the most essential questions of our very existence will be drawn to this great work.
Krishnamurti has observed that the very act of meditation will, in itself, bring order to the activity of thought without the intervention of will, choice, decision, or any other action of the ‘thinker’. As such order comes, the noise and chaos which are the usual background of our consciousness die out, and the mind becomes generally silent. (Thought arises only when needed for some genuinely
valid purpose, and then stops, until needed again.)
In this silence, Krishnamurti says that something new and creative happens, something that cannot be conveyed in words, that is of extraordinary significance for the whole of life. So he does not attempt to communicate this verbally, but rather, he asks of those who are interested that they explore the question of meditation directly for themselves, through actual attention to the nature of
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