Published on the birth contenary of J. Krishnamurti, Fire in the Mind is a book of important discussions conducted with Krishnamurti. Held from the end of the 1960s to 28 December 1985, seven weeks before his death on 17 February 1986, these dialogues cover a vast ocean of human concerns--fear, sorrow, death, time, culture, ageing and the renewal of the brain. They also explore subjects that are central to scientific research today, such as the questions of biological survival, the nature of consciousness, artificial intelligence, computers and the mechanical mind.These dialogues reveal Krishnamurti's approach to self-knowing and his way of investigation into the brain, the mind and the consciousness. In a world brought to the edge of the abyss by growing violence, soaring religious fundamentalism, the desercration of nature and a massive assault on human integrity, they provide a new direction to those of us seeking an laternative way of life.
About the Author:
PUPUL JAYAKARm at present, is the Chairman of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and a member of the Krishnamurti Foundation India. She was Chairman of the Krishnamurti Foundation, India, and published a bestselling biography of Krishnamurti in 1986. She has written several other books, including Indira Gandhi: A Biography, The Earth Mother, the Children of Barren Women, The Buddha and God is Not a Full-Stop, a volume of short stories. She is currently working on her memoirs, and lives in Bombay.