Truth and Actuality

Truth and Actuality consists of both talks and dialogues by J.Krishnamurti. It opens with three discussions taken from a longer series with the eminent theoritical physicist Dr. David Bohm; these deal with the problem of truth, the actuality in which we live as perceived by the senses, reality as appears to our consciousness, and the relationship between them.

In the main part of the book Krishnamurti considers how man’s consciousness is made up of all sorts of misconceptions about the ‘me’, or the ego centre; he also points out how solidly conditioned it is. ‘You cannot go through reality to come to truth; you must understand the limitation of reality, which is the whole process of thought,’ he says. The book ends with some questions and answers which throw light on certain issues previously touched upon.