Total Freedom : The Essential Krishnamurti

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 5/12/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Counted among his admirers are Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, David Hockney, and Van Morrison, along with countless other philosophers, artist, writers and students of the spiritual path. Now the trustees of Krishnamurti's work have gathered his very best and most illuminating writings and talks to present in one volume the truly essential ideas of this great spiritual thinker.Total Freedom includes selections from Krishnamurti's early works, his ‘Commentaries on Living', and his discourses on life, the self, meditation, sex and love. These writings reveal Krishnamuri's core teachings in their full eloquence and power: the nature of personal freedom; the mysteries of life and death; and the ‘pathless land', the personal search for truth and peace. Warning readers away from blind obedience to creeds or teachers - including himself - Krishnamurti celebrated the individual quest for truth, and thus became on of the most influential guides for independent-minded seekers of the twentieth century - and beyond.

Table of Contents

Truth Is a Pathless Landp. 1
What I Want to Dop. 10
What Are You Seeking?p. 15
The Significance of Environmentp. 21
A Dynamic Societyp. 30
Living in Ecstasyp. 37
To Be a True Human Beingp. 44
Being Vulnerable to Truthp. 52
The First and Last Freedomp. 60
Ambitionp. 67
The Individual and the Idealp. 71
Fear and Escapep. 76
Time and Transformationp. 80
Sorrow from Self-Pityp. 84
Education and the Significance of Lifep. 88
Life Aheadp. 93
Freedom from the Knownp. 109
Krishnamurti to Himselfp. 134
Krishnamurti's Journalp. 153
Krishnamurti to Himselfp. 163
What Is It to Be Serious?p. 168
Can We Create a New Culture?p. 178
Can You Understand the Fact of Emptiness?p. 188
What Is Our Basic Problem?p. 191
How Do You Approach the Problems of Living?p. 198
What Is the Central Core of Your Thinking?p. 210
What Is the Relation Between Krishnamurti's Teaching and Truth?p. 227
The Core of Krishnamurti's Teachingp. 257
Total Action Without Regretp. 259
A Relationship with the Worldp. 289
The Wholeness of Lifep. 322
The Ending of Sorrowp. 335
Truth Most Holyp. 343
Sources and Acknowledgmentsp. 361
Indexp. 365
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