I just thought I would start gradually sharing some of the authors and teachers I have been most moved by over the years. Itâ€™s funny how different books come into your life. My father started reading J. Krishnamurti (Here is link to his books on Amazon)
when I was around 13-14 years old. It was then I picked up one his books and took an interest in what he had to say. Although the bulk of his writing was too heavy going for me, not just at that age but even now, I did end up with a book of his quotes. I loved reading his insights on the limits of religion and the nature of thought. One of my favourite quotes was â€œHuman thought cannot solve a problem ,as human thought is the problemâ€ . The great thing about that quote is it didnâ€™t even allow you to think about it . It was a quote I would repeat often, as I was at an age were I loved quoting things I didnâ€™t understand, with the tone that I did. At least know I am more honest about not having any idea. In addition to that he had way of challenging the most common assumptions and supposed truths. He speaks with a gravity and urgency of how each us needs to take responsibility for the conflict that lies within each of us, that mirrors itself in the conflicts of the world. He is someone you have to slowly absorb and really concentrate to take in what he is saying. He has penetrating lucidity that is truly intelligent and deep.
The story of how he became the wise man, in of its is fascinating. He was groomed to be savoir or messiah from an early age. As it turns out they made a little wiser than they expected ,as he reject the whole idea of being the â€œchosen oneâ€ and spent his life teaching we all have the power to liberate ourselves from conditioning and fear. I still occasionally pick up one of his books and find it as eloquent and as insightful as I did 23 years ago. Obviously his writing remains the same and I discover that I have changed, as I see and understand things in his work that I previously missed. Someone really worth reading or listening to.