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Beginning with freedom
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Genre: Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
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“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready, the teacher will disappear." This famous quote from Lao Tzu’s celebrated book Tao Te Ching speaks volumes about the mystique of man’s journey to self-discovery (OR …journey to the source of all creation). In my own case, the Teacher (Shree Jiddu Krishnamurti), after appearing at some point in my life, took a very long time to disappear. In spite of giving mankind such profound teachings, he insisted and emphasized all his life that the Teacher is not important, the importance is of only the teachings. Thus, K implicitly maintained that he, as a teacher, must disappear from the lives of his listeners—sooner or later. However, It took me a long time to appreciate the urgency of the Teacher's disappearance from my life. Through this book, I wish to not only express my heartfelt gratitude to the Teacher of teachers, Krishnamurti, but to also emphasize the urgency for all his listeners including me to bid farewell psychologically to our beloved Teacher and stand alone. Disappearance, in practical terms, means the natural death of all the mental images we create about the Teacher, which enables us to stand alone with our own wisdom. To my mind, Lao Tzu’s statement of ‘when the student is truly ready’ signals a stage when the student is capable of standing on his / her own feet and can now walk independently. The disappearance of the Teacher is really a blissful fortunate moment for both the student and the Teacher. For me, therefore, it was not a sorrowful event of separation from my Teacher but a moment of grateful celebration.

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ISBN: 9798377362746
Number of Pages: 74
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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