Thing on These Things was chosen by Parabola magazine as one the 100 best spiritual books of the 20th century. This is an excellent introduction to Krishnamurtis teachings for the young and the old. Consisting of Krishnamurtis talks and discussions with students, teachers and parents, these talks touch upon areas such as education, ambition, love, creativity, ambition, beauty, conflict, relationship, God, learning etc. Krishnamurti states, in unmistakable terms, that the function of education is not different from the purpose of human life. About the Author J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986) is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers and religious teachers of all times. For more than sixty years he travelled the world over, giving talks and holding dialogues not as a guru but as a friend. His teachings are not based on book knowledge and theories and therefore they communicate directly to anyone seeking answers to the present world crisis as well to the eternal problems of human existence.