The Ending of Time: Where Philosophy and Physics Meet

The Ending of Time: Where Philosophy and Physics Meet

by Jiddu Krishnamurti


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The provocative and penetrating philosophical classic of science and spirituality—a discourse between the revered spiritual leader Krishnamurti and renowned physicist Dr. David Bohm, exploring the origin of human conflict and what we can do about the barriers that stand in the way of insight and consciousness, now revised and updated with a new introduction and added dialogues.

The Ending of Time is a series of important and enlightening dialogues in which Jiddu Krishnamurti and Dr. David Bohm—men from vastly different backgrounds in philosophy and physics, respectively—debate profound existential questions that illuminate the fundamental nature of existence, probing topics such as insight, illusion, awakening, transcendence,  renewal, morality, the temporal, and the spiritual. Along the way, Krishnamurti and Bohm explore a person’s relationship to society and offer new insights on human thought, death, awakening, self realization, and the problem of the fragmented mind.

The Ending of Time also refers to the wrong turn humanity has taken—a state that they argue can be corrected. Though they insist that mankind can change fundamentally, they warn that transformation requires going from one’s narrow and particular interests toward the general, and ultimately moving still deeper into that purity of compassion, love and intelligence that originates beyond thought, time, and even emptiness.

This updated edition, edited and revised in clear and engaging language, includes a new introduction and a conversation previously published separately which examines “The Future of Humanity.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062360977
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 747,674
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was a renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. His works include On Mind and Thought, On Nature and the Environment, On Relationship, On Living and Dying, On Love and Lonliness, On Fear, and On Freedom.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

The Ending of Time 1

Foreword 3

1 The Roots of Psychological Conflict 7

2 Cleansing the Mind of the Accumulation of Time 35

3 Why Has Man Given Supreme Importance to Thought? 61

4 Breaking the Pattern of Egocentric Activity 97

5 The Ground of Being and the Mind of Man 123

6 Can Insight Bring About a Mutation of the Brain Cells? 143

7 Death Has Very Little Meaning 175

8 Can Insight Be Awakened in Another? 203

9 Senility and the Brain Cells 229

10 Cosmic Order 265

11 The Liberation of Insight 291

12 The Intelligence of Love 313

13 The Ending of "Psychological Knowledge" 333

14 The Mind in the Universe 349

15 Can Human Problems Be Solved? 371

Appendix: The Future of Humanity 395

Introduction David Bohm 397

First Conversation: Is There an Action Not Touched by Thought? 401

Second Conversation: Is There Evolution of Consciousness? 445

About the Authors 483

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