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Awakening of Intelligence

By Krishnamurti

Because Krishnamurti’s teachings are like a strong medicine most effective in small doses, this book can easily become a daily companion. Taken from dialogs and some 30 talks given in many different countries during many years, it provides a comprehensive summary and excellent introduction to Krishnamurti’s unique ability to spark the process of waking up. Illuminating both when read in sequence and in random openings, it looks deeply into most of the critical thoughts guiding humanity. A strong voice for rationality and against all superstitious belief, Awakening of Intelligence becomes a practical guide toward self-realization beyond ego, independent creativity, and the dissolution of suffering’s roots.


Themes: Moral Freedom

Quotes from Awakening of Intelligence

“A man who knows that he is silent, or knows that he loves, doesn’t know what love is, nor what silence is.”

Chapters: 56. One with the Dust

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“Control in any form breeds distortion, conflict and an unhealthy mind.”

Chapters: 30. No War

Themes: Control Conflict

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“Deception arises when I want, when I am greedy, when I say, 'All experience is hollow, I want something mysterious'—then I am caught.”


Themes: Greed Deception

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“Intelligence comes into being when the brain discovers its fallibility.”

Chapters: 65. Simplicity: the Hidden Power of Goodness

Themes: Doubt

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“My consciousness is the world and the consciousness of the world is me.”

Chapters: 14. Finding and Following the Formless Form

Themes: Know Yourself

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“One must have an extraordinary sense of energy which has no cause, which has no motive, which has the capacity to be utterly quiet, and this very quietness has its own explosive quality.”

Chapters: 57. Wu Wei

Themes: Ordinary Mind

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“There are no roots of heaven in pleasure, there are only roots of indifference and pain.”

Chapters: 46. Enough

Themes: Pleasure

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“We always want to alter the outer hoping thereby to change the inner…I think we miss this basic thing, which is; the world is me and I am the world.”

Chapters: 25. The Mother of All Things

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