Beginnings of Learning // Jiddu Krishnamurti


What does it mean to learn? This book is a collection of discussions about the nature of truth, knowing yourself, and living intelligently. A profound read, filled with timeless advice about how to begin living a meaningful and aware life.

In 3 sentences:

Modern society is rife with violence and corruption, but a systemic revolution can only occur once sufficient individual change has taken place.

Inner revolutions begin by observing our thoughts, preoccupations and beliefs without judgement.

Self knowledge is the beginning of wisdom.

Read it if:

You’re seeking insights into the right way to live your day-to-day life.

You prefer applicable philosophical ideas to abstract ones.

You like to extrapolate ideas and concepts to different situations.

Skip it if:

You don’t enjoy a question-and-answer style of writing.

You want answers to the ‘why’ questions, not the ‘how’ questions.

You want explicit answers to philosophical and moral questions – this book encourages you to think for yourself, and doesn’t prescribe one single formula for how to live correctly.

Goodreads Rating:  3.97 / 5

Length: 254 pages

Buy the book: Beginnings of learning

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