On Living and Dying is one of a series of theme books compiled from the talks, writings, and dialogues of J.Krishnamurti. Some of the other titles in this series are On God, On Relationship, On Freedom, On Love and Loneliness and On Fear.
To understand death, you have to understand life. But life is not the continuity of thought; it is this very continuity that has bred all our misery. So can the mind bring death from the distant to the immediate? Do you follow? Actually, death is not somewhere far away; it is here and now. It is here when you are talking, when you are going to office. It is here at every minute of life, just as love is. If once you perceive this fact, then you will find that there is no fear of death at all.
About the Author:
J. Krishnamurti was a world-renowned spiritual teacher who, for more than fifty years, shared his message with people of all ages, races and backgrounds. He wrote many books, including First and Last Freedom, Freedom from the Known and Last Talks at Saanen 1985.