Cover image for The limits of thought : discussions
The limits of thought : discussions
Krishnamurti, J. (Jiddu), 1895-1986.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 131 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Living in truth -- Desire and goodness -- Beyond attention and awareness -- Thought and perception -- Tradition and truth -- The liberation of insight -- The intelligence of love.
Subject Term:

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
B5134.K754 A5 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



The Limits of Thought is a series of penetrating dialogues between the great spiritual leader, J. Krishnamurti and the renowned physicist, David Bohm.
The starting point of their engaging exchange is the question: If truth is something different than reality, then what place has action in daily life in relation to truth and reality? We see Bohm and Krishnamurti explore the nature of consciousness and the condition of humanity. These enlightening dialogues address issues of truth, desire awareness, tradition, and love.
Limits of Thought is an important book by two very respected and important thinkers. Anyone interested to see how Krishnamurti and Bohm probe some of the most essential questions of our very existence will be drawn to this great work.

Author Notes

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on May 11, 1895 in Madanapalle, India. As children, he and his brother were adopted by Dr. Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. She and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and Krishnamurti was made its head. In 1929, he renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work.

From then until his death, he traveled the world speaking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind. He belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war, and that we are all human beings first.

He was a philosopher whose teachings of more than 20,000,000 words are published in more than 75 books, 700 audiocassettes, and 1200 videocassettes. He died of pancreatic cancer on February 17, 1986 at the age of 90.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Part I Against the Pressures of Traditionp. 1
1 Living in Truthp. 3
2 Desire and Goodnessp. 28
3 Beyond Attention and Awarenessp. 45
4 Thought and Perceptionp. 67
5 Tradition and Truthp. 83
Part II Seeing the Illusions of Securityp. 99
6 The Liberation of Insightp. 101
7 The Intelligence of Lovep. 115
Indexp. 128