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Think on These Things © Copyright Philosopher’s Notes, LLC page 1 Think on These Things by Jiddu Krishnamurti HarperOne © 1989 272 pages The Big Ideas To Go Far You must begin near. Hobgoblins Behind walls. The Key: Love what you do. Joy Has no contradictions. The Roots of a Problem Don’t let ‘em get strong! A Flower That has no perfume. The Real Student Is ALWAYS learning. Get Clear Let’s Go Infnitely Far Shall we? :) GET YOUR WISDOM ON “As long as you are afraid of anyone or anything, there can be no happiness. There can be no happiness as long as you are afraid of your parents, your teachers, afraid of not passing examinations, afraid of not making progress, of not getting nearer to the Master, nearer to truth, or of not being approved of, patted on the back. But if you are really not afraid of anything, then you will find--when you wake up of a morning, or when you are walking alone--that suddenly a strange thing happens: uninvited, unsolicited, unlooked for, that which may be called love, truth, happiness, is suddenly there.” ~ Krishnamurti from Think on These Things The contents of Think on These Things was originally presented in the form of talks to stu- dents, teachers and parents in India and covers everything from culture, religion, politics, education and tradition. Krishnamurti isn’t the kinda guy who always gives you the warm and fuzzies but he *does* make you think and fires you up to break out of our conditioned sleep and rock it. (And, he obviously had a very big brain. :) With that, let’s begin our exploration of a handful of my favorite Krishnamurti’s gems! To Go Far You Must Begin Near “To go far you must begin near, and the nearest step is the most important one.” That’s genius. “To go far you must begin near, and the nearest step is the most important one.” Too often when we explore ideas or imagine our ideal lives, we get stuck on the FAR and we forget the NEAR. The fact is, to “go far” we MUST begin with the near. And, there’s no question the nearest step is the most important one. This is the essence of effective living. We talk about it in different ways in various Notes, most specifically in The Power of *TED where we discuss the “dynamic tension” that exists between your ideal and your current reality--comparing it to a rubber band stretched between two fingers. If we want to reduce that tension without collapsing our ideal, we MUST accept where we are and then take the next step. Again and again and again. So, are you getting lost in the clouds?
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Think on These Things © Copyright Philosopher’s Notes, LLC page 2 GET YOUR WISDOM ON “An intelligent mind is an inquiring mind, a mind that is watching, learning, study- ing.” “Intelligence is not knowl- edge. If you could read all the books in the world it would not give you intelli- gence. Intelligence is some- thing very subtle; it has no anchorage.” “Not knowing what you really want to do, your mind
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