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Freedom from the Known Paperback – March 10, 2009
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Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age--opening the door to transforming society and their relationships.
About the Author
J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was a renowned spiritual teacher whose lectures and writings have inspired thousands. His works include On Mind and Thought, On Nature and the Environment, On Relationship, On Living and Dying, On Love and Lonliness, On Fear, and On Freedom.
Top customer reviews
The book is a compilation of lectures and tapes, and covers Krishnamurti's discourses on human consciousness - emotions, war, and other aspects of our and society's paradigms. He is a brilliant man, but practically all of these spiritual philosophers seem to go out of their way to make everything difficult to understand.
The book may be short, but it is extremely dense. There is not a paragraph that does not contain some complex esoteric perspective. Often I had to re-read them a few times to make sense of the concept. And sometimes, I still wasn't totally sure. The bottom line is to figure things out for yourself and don't give away your power to others
On love, I think Swedenborg's explanation is superior and far easier to understand - it is our essence. As with the other emotions, Krishnamurti does a great job of explaining what they aren't, but grasping the concept of what they are was difficult for me.
One thing for sure, the book does make you see things differently by challenging the accepted paradigms, and any book that makes you question yourself as much as this one is worth 4 Stars.