Wednesday, January 29, 2014

What are you doing with your life - Jiddu Krishna Murthy


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First and foremost,My heartfelt thanks to my best buddy for gifting me such a wonderful book..:-)
I'm always flexible with books..It is OK while reading general books or fiction etc.but when the book is particularly related to spirituality or philosophy,this flexibility is causing a great deal of conflict in my mind..Because,these are entirely incompatible disciplines to the current way of living..So now the question is,Is it precise to cling to the traditional thought process ?? Or to take a complete U-turn ?

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"What are you doing with your life" bring together excerpts from Jiddu Krishna Murthy's books,and is the first anthology of its king that offers the young a systematic approach to his version of education and life..This is my 3rd book from the author..I strongly recommend,to read it once.These kind of books are only meant for reading,not for reviewing..So I'm not going write anything about it.All I can say is,this is a reading experience beyond words..

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Here I'm sharing few lines from the book,
One of our unfortunate weakness is that we want someone else to act for us and change the course of our lives.We wait for others to revolt and build anew.And we remain inactive until we are assured of the outcome.

All thinking born of knowledge is limited,partial,never free.

To understand sorrow there must be the actual experiencing of it,and not the verbal fiction of sorrow.

You can become respectable by doing what society demands-then society gives you a garland,it says what a good person you are;but merely being respectable is not being good.

We are all like that:before we give up one thing,we want to be very sure of another.

So long as we depend on another for our psychological well-being,intellectually or emotionally,that dependence must inevitably create fear from which arises sorrow. 

38 comments:

amarnaik.com said...

nice review of the book

Ankur Anand said...

look promising going by your review !

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Amarnaik.com,
Thank you :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ankur Anand,
Yeah it's a proimising read..Thanks Ankur :-)

kastephale said...

It is a chance I got ur blog I m poor in english but any how try 2 understand write ups. sure
Sarma

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Not at all a problem Sir..నేను కూడా అంత మంచి ఇంగ్లీష్ ఏమీ రాయను :-) ధన్యవాదాలు అండీ :-)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Wonderful gift to receive & nice review.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ramakrishnan Ramanathan,
Thanks a ton Ramakrishnan Sir :)

magiceye said...

Good selection of thoughts to give a glimpse of whats in store

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Magiceye,
Thanks a ton Deepak :-)

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Found In Folsom said...

ammoo....enti pilla appude spiritual books chadivestunnava? awesome...honestly, proud of you..ninne spirit ga teesukuni, I also hope to read soon :) I heard a lot about his books, have to pick one.

Pratikshya Mishra said...

nice review...the name itself seemed interesting....

Kokila Gupta said...

Hello Nagini, Your blog in itself is so calm and seren ethat to see such book sthere is a good experience in itself! The lines you have selected to share definitely strikes a chord...specially the one about society showering accolades on you for being respectable acc. to ITS standards... Thanks for sharing. wishes, Kokila

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ania,
Thank you so much for stopping by :-)

Anita said...

Nagini, you are right that such books are for reading,not review.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Found in Folsom,
Hello Lathaa Jee,Nice to hear from you..Hmm అవునండీ,ఈ మధ్య గాలి కాస్త అటు మళ్లింది :-))ఆయన పుస్తకాలు తప్పకుండా చదవండి,మీకు నచ్చుతాయి,థాంక్స్ అండీ :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Pratiksha Mishra,
Thanks a lot for your precious comment :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Kokila Guptha,
Kokila,I always love to hear your heartfelt appreciation..You made my day.Thank you dear :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Anitha,
Thank you so much dear :-)

Namrota said...

The lines from the book are so true in nature... guess I'm going to grab a copy of it soon.

Afshan Shaik said...

The excerpts from the book are good enough !
Now I am tempted to read. Thanks for this

rupam sarma said...

Nice to read your review.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Namrota,
Thank you so much Namrotha :-)All the best for your reading :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Afshan Shaik,
Thank you so much for stopping by :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rupam Sharma,
Thank you so much Rupam :-)

kastephale said...

Good, is the only word I can say after going through ur posts on the blog. I m recollecting, visited ur blog once long time back,but later forgot it. So nice reading ur blog

Barbara Fisher said...

Hello Nagini, I very much enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for visiting me earlier today, I am your newest follower. Barbara

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Kashtephale,
Thank you so much Sir :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Barbara,
Welcome to my blog Barbara..Thank you so much for the compliments :-)

Rajesh said...

Nice review of the book. Interesting.

Indrani said...

A thought provoking book and a good review on that.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rajesh,
Thank you so much Rajesh :-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Indrani,
Thank you so much dear :-)

Sri Valli said...

My Mom read many books by him......Liked the quotes of him you shared...will surely plan to read this!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Srivalli,
Nice to know dear..:-) I'm sure your poetic heart will love his teachings..Thanks Valli :-)

లలిత (తెలుగు4కిడ్స్) said...

I like your views and the variety of books you read and write about. I think the few times I wrote comments, I might have expressed opinions on those books that were different from yours. But what this person says, here, I have to agree with you. I did not read his books. I listened to him. Luckily I had no image of him at the time and I just 'got it'. Problem is, now I have an image and that is not letting me give complete attention to what he is saying. So perhaps his books will come to my rescue.
And you know something else, Whenever and however I chance to see your blog, it seems to have a post one something that I have been recently been spending a lot of time thinking about :)
With J Krishnamurthy we have to walk the path he is guiding us to and not depend on him for answers. That is very important or we are doing injustice to him.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

లలిత గారూ,
Happy to hear from you after a long time.Hope you are doing fine.:-)

""With J Krishnamurthy we have to walk the path he is guiding us to and not depend on him for answers. That is very important or we are doing injustice to him.""
You've summed it up well.

Thank you so much for your precious comment :-)