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Freedom from the Known
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Awakening of Intelligence
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The Mirror of Relationship
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Freedom From the KnownAwakening of IntelligenceThe Mirror of Relationship


In this classic work, Krishnamurti shows how you can free yourself from the tyranny of the expected. You are free to create your own future, and your departure from the confining expectations of “fate” can be radical and immediate—no matter what your age. By changing yourself, you can change your relationships with others, consequently improving the whole structure of society. The vital need for change and the recognition of its very possibility constitute the rich essence of Krishnamurti’s message in Freedom from the Known.



This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti's teaching is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. Within general discussions of conflict, fear, violence, religious experience, self-knowledge, and intelligence, Krishnamurti examines specific issues, such as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of "cosmic consciousness"; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.

The Awakening of Intelligence is indispensable for all those intent on a fuller understanding of Krishnamurti's teaching.


Krishnamurti asks the reader to investigate essential questions: How can I live with another without conflict? Why are relationships difficult? What is awareness in relationship? Do I really know what love is? What does it mean to learn in a relationship? What is the role of thought and memory in relating to another?

“There is no escape from relationship. In that relationship, which is the mirror in which we can see ourselves, we can discover what we are, our reactions, our prejudices, our fears, depression, anxieties, loneliness, sorrow, pain, grief. We can also discover whether we love or there is no such thing as love.

The Ending of Time [Kindle Edition]Total Freedom [Kindle Edition]What Are You Doing With Your Life?
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The Ending of Time Total Freedom What are you Doing with your Life? (Books on Living for Teens)

This very important work offers penetrating dialogues between the great spiritual leader and the renowned physicist that shed light on fundamental issues of existence.

The starting point of this in-depth sustained discussion is the question: “Has humanity taken a wrong turn, which has brought about endless division, conflict, and destruction?” This leads to an exploration of the nature of humanity and a person’s relationship to society, and new insights on human thought, death, awakening insight, cosmic order, and the problem of the fragmented mind.

Total Freedom is both an introduction to Krishnamurti and an essential, comprehensive collection of his most profound writings and talks. Including a wide variety of selections, from his early speeches to his last journal, this book offers his insights into the nature of the self, meditation, sex, love, and the mysteries of life and death. Here are his core teachings that inspire us to recognize “Truth is a pathless land,” to accept no spiritual authority—not even himself—and to think critically, that we may free our minds and see clearly on our own personal journey.

Teens learn for themselves about their relationship to the self, to each other, family, work, society, the world, and the meaning and purpose of life. Through paying attention rather than accepting the authority of their conditioning, they can find out for themselves about love, sex, marriage, the meaning of work, money, ambition and competition and, by changing the violence in themselves, they can change the world.

J. Krishnamurti spoke to young people all over the world and founded schools in California, England, and India. 'When one is young,' Krishnamurti said, 'one must be revolutionary, not merely in revolt ... to be psychologically revolutionary means non-acceptance of any pattern.'

Action [Kindle Edition]Meeting Life [Kindle Edition]Choiceless Awareness [Kindle Edition]
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Action Meeting Life Choiceless Awareness


Krishnamurti offers radically different answers to questions about our relationships with others, and why we do not act with clarity and intelligence.

-What are the consequences of personal action based on a belief?

-Why does my effort not produce the results I expect?

-Why do I react to most things in life?

This Study Book features statements on the theme of Action from Krishnamurti's talks and discussions held between 1933 and 1967.


In this fascinating collection culled from teachings never before brought together in book form, Krishnamurti offers wise reflections and fresh perceptions on love, politics, society, death, self-censorship, relationships, solitude, meditation, spiritual growth, and much more. Thought provocative meditations and in-depth answers, Krishnamurti answers such timeless questions as: What is meditation? What are love and loneliness? What should our relationship to authority really be?

Here is the profound wisdom of a beloved teacher who moved millions with his words. This thought-provoking and inspirational volume will provide strength and encouragement to anyone searching for insight.


Krishnamurti proposes that the current crisis is not social, political, economic or religious but the direct consequence of our fragmented way of living: The fault is in our consciousness.

- What is our relationship to consciousness?
- How does inner conflict generate war?
- In what way can choiceless awareness heal the division between the observer and the observed?

Over 600 passages were studied in all, and the aspects of choiceless awareness most frequently addressed by Krishnamurti were noted and then selected for this book.


Relationships: To Oneself, To Others, To the World [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1933-1934: Volume 1: The Art of Listening [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1934-1935: Volume 2: What is Right Action? [Kindle Edition]
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Relationships: To Oneself, To Others, Toe the World The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1933-1934: Volume 1: The Art of Listening The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1934-1935: Volume 2: What is Right Action?


Because all life is lived in relationships, it is essential that we understand what relationship is, and what every movement in relationships--to lovers, parents, friends, teachers, society--can mean to us and everyone else. Put together, all our individual relationships create society. Attention to our own behavior in relationship will recreate the world.




An extensive compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions in the USA, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the Collected Works have been carefully authenticated against existing transcripts and tapes. Each volume includes a frontispiece photograph of Krishnamurti , with question and subject indexes at the end.

The content of each volume is not limited to the subject of the title, but rather offers a unique view of Krishnamurti's extraordinary teachings in selected years. The Collected Works offers the reader the opportunity to explore the early writings and dialogues in their most complete and authentic form.


This volume covers talks given in New Zealand, Ojai, New York, South America and Mexico. Krishnamurti begins by stating "What we call problems are merely symptoms, which increase and multiply because we do not tackle the whole life as one but divide it as economic, social or religious problems. ..Now it is my intention to show that so long as we deal with these problems apart, separately,
we but increase the misunderstanding, and therefore the conflict, and thereby the suffering and the pain..."

An extensive compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions in the USA, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the Collected Works have been carefully authenticated against existing transcripts and tapes. Each volume includes a frontispiece photograph of Krishnamurti , with question and subject indexes at the end.


The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1936-1944: Volume 3: The Mirror of Relationship [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1945 - 1948: Volume 4: The Observer is The Observed [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1948-1949: Volume 5: Choiceless Awareness [Kindle Edition]
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The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1936-1944: Volume 3: The Mirror of RelationshipThe Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1945 - 1948: Volume 4: The Observer is The Observed The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1948-1949: Volume 5: Choiceless Awareness


Within the process of daily relations with
people, with nature, and with society, our
own causes of sorrow are revealed.
'In relationship the important thing to bear
in mind is not the other but oneself,' states
Krishnamurti, 'It is within oneself that
harmony in relationship can be found,
not in another, nor in environment.'
This is not cause for isolation but the
beginning of a process of self-revelation
which creates the foundation for true
relationship.


In these talks, given in Ojai and India, Krishnamurti discusses the nature of the observer. He states in the beginning, "to understand the confusion and misery that exist in ourselves, and to in the world, we must first find clarity within ourselves and this clarity comes about through right thinking...Right thinking comes with self knowledge. Without understanding yourself, you have no basis for thought; without self-knowledge what you think is not true."



In these talks in India , Krishnamurti begins by stating his intention to begin answering questions put forth to him by others. He points out that if an answer is to be right, the question itself must also be. "...a serious question put by a serious person, by an earnest person who is seeking out the solution of a very difficult problem, then, obviously, there will be an answer befitting that question."


The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1949-1952: Volume 6: The Origin of Conflict [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1952-1953: Volume 7: Tradition and Creativity [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1953-1955: Volume 8: What Are You Seeking? [Kindle Edition]
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The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1949-1952: Volume 6: The Origin of Conflict The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1952-1953: Volume 7: Tradition and Creativity The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1953-1955: Volume 8: What Are You Seeking?


What is the source of conflict inside ourselves? Krishnamurti dedicates an entire talk in London, England, in 1952, to this question. He asks us if we deem conflict as a necessary propellant to achieve progress, and if so, can we ever live without it? Alternatively, can we end conflict by gathering, by accumulating knowledge? Can this psychological process of continually becoming 'better' understand that which is real, which is immeasurable, or is it always limited and with a center? 'When we are in a state of confusion, any choice of idea, any choice of action, is bound to be equally confused...So, when the mind is merely an accumulation of knowledge, does not the mind merely become the instrument of conflict, the source of conflict?'


Krishnamurti delivered these Talks at Rajghat - Banaras, on the banks of the river Ganga, during the month of December 1952, to boys and girls, of the ages of 9 to 20. Krishnamurti begins by putting forth the following questions to the students: "Why you are learning history, mathematics, geography? Have you ever thought why you go to schools and colleges? Is it not very important to find out why you are crammed with information, with so-called knowledge? What is all this so-called education? Your parents send you here because they have taken certain degrees and have passed certain examinations. Have you ever asked yourselves why you are here, and have the teachers themselves asked you why you are here? Do the teachers themselves know why they are here?"


The answer to the question, 'What are you Seeking?', is simple: We want to find truth, God, everlasting peace. The real question, says Krishnamurti, is: 'Why do you seek at all?' Knowing conflict, repression, self-doubt, and fear as consistent companions, we naturally wish for them to come to an end. So begins the search for relief, the search for everlasting peace--through ideas, religions, self-help, self-analysis, etc., and we think of this search as a right action towards finding what we are looking for. But do we know what we are looking for, or are we merely seeking relief from what is happening presently? Are we seeking at that point only an idea, the supposed opposite of the emotion that we are experiencing now? It is the search that maintains the present emotion and its projected opposite in a state of mutually co-existent conflict, inherently.


The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1955-1956: Volume 9: The Answer Is in the Problem [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1956-1957: Volume 10: A Light to Yourself [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1958-1960: Volume 11: Crisis in Consciousness [Kindle Edition]
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The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1955-1956: Volume 9: The Answer Is in the Problem The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1956-1957: Volume 10: A Light to Yourself The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1958-1960: Volume 11: Crisis in Consciousness


In these Talks, given in Europe, Ojai and India, Krishnamurti addresses the need to approach our life problems in a manner does not perpetuate fragmentation. "Though we have many problems, and each problem seems to produce so many other problems, perhaps we can consider together whether the wisest thing to do is, not to seek the solution of any problem at all. It seems to me that our minds are incapable of dealing with life as a whole; we deal, apparently, with all problems fragmentarily, separately, not with an integrated outlook. Perhaps the first thing, if we have problems, is not to seek an immediate solution for them, but to have the patience to inquire deeply into them, and discover whether these problems can ever be solved by the exercise of will. What is important, I think, is to find out, nothow to solve the problem, but how to approach it."


In these talks, given in Europe and India, Krishnamurti goes into the importance of going into problems openly, without conclusions. "..because we approach our problems partially, through all these various forms of conditioning, it seems to me that we are thereby not understanding them. I feel that the approach to any problem is of much more significance than the problem itself, and that if we could approach our many difficulties without any particular form of conditioning or prejudice, then perhaps we would come to a fundamental understanding of them.


Krishnamurti posits that if the politicians and scientists wanted to end starvation in the world it could be done—food, clothing, and shelter for everyone. 'It could be done, but they are not going to do it as long as their thinking is based on nationalism, on motives of their own personal profit. And even if this far-reaching outward change were brought about, it seems to me that the problem is much deeper. The problem is not merely starvation, war, the brutality of man to man; it is the crisis in our own consciousness. Fundamentally the problem lies within.' In this volume, Krishnamurti takes great care to elucidate this necessity of a revolution within our consciousness—where the problem lies—before we expect any kind of revolutionary change outside of ourselves.


"we but increase the misunderstanding, and therefore the conflict, and thereby the suffering and the pain..."


The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1961: Volume 12: There is No Thinker, Only Thought [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1962-1963: Volume 13: A Psychological Revolution [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1963-1964: Volume 14: The New Mind [Kindle Edition]
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The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1961: Volume 12: There is No Thinker, Only Thought The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1962-1963: Volume 13: A Psychological Revolution The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1963-1964: Volume 14: The New Mind


In these talks given in New Delhi, Bombay, London, Saanen, Paris and Madras, Krishnamurti begins by defining what he means by the word discussion and what it means to go beyond thought."I think, before we begin, it should be made clear what we mean by discussion. To me it is a process of discovery through exposing oneself to the fact. That is, in discussing I discover myself, the habit of my thought, the way I proceed to think, my reactions, the way I reason, not only intellectually butinwardly. It is really exposing oneself not merely verbally but actually so that the discussion becomes a thing worth while - to discover for ourselves how we think. Because, I feel if we could be serious enough for an hour or a little more and really fathom and delve into ourselves as much as we can, we shall be able to release, not through any action of will, a certain sense of energy which is all the time awake, which is beyond thought."


The psychological revolution that Krishnamurti refers to is not only in the conscious mind, but also in the unconscious. He states, 'This is one of our difficulties, perhaps our major difficulty: to be free of the whole content of the unconscious.' This hidden part of our consciousness is the result of 'many thousands of years of man's endeavor; we are the sum total of his struggles, his hopes, his despairs, his everlasting search for something beyond, and this piling up of experience is still going on within us. To be aware of that conditioning, and to be free of it, demands a great deal of attention.'



Is it possible to live without conflict? Perhaps this is a theoretical question, but it challenges the mind that is trained to accept conflict as a natural part of living. Ultimately, as Krishnamurti explains, the critical importance of that challenge is not to answer yes or no to the possibility of a life without conflict: “When you approach a problem, you start with the fact that there is conflict, and you begin to inquire whether it is possible to end it, neither accepting that it can be ended nor asserting that it cannot be ended. Your mind is then in a position to look at the fact; and that is what we must establish between us.”












The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1964-1965: Volume 15: The Dignity of Living [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1965-1966: Volume 16: The Beauty of Death [Kindle Edition]The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1966-1967: Volume 17: Perennial Questions [Kindle Edition]
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The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1964-1965: Volume 15: The Dignity of Living The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1965-1966: Volume 16: The Beauty of Death The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti: 1966-1967: Volume 17: Perennial Questions


Is it possible to live without conflict? Perhaps this is a theoretical question, but it challenges the mind that is trained to accept conflict as a natural part of living. Ultimately, as Krishnamurti explains, the critical importance of that challenge is not to answer yes or no to the possibility of a life without conflict:

When you approach a problem, you start with the fact that there is conflict, and you begin to inquire whether it is possible to end it, neither accepting that it can be ended nor asserting that it cannot be ended. Your mind is then in a position to look at the fact; and that is what we must establish between us.


"...only in peace that a human being can flower in goodness - not in war, not in violence, not in disorder, but only when there is a deep abiding peace. And to understand this whole phenomenon of hate, destruction and disorder, one has to enquire not merely intellectually - because such an enquiry is futile, worthless and has no meaning whatsoever - but actually what order means, what violence means, and the significance of peace; one has to enquire non-verbally, non-intellectually - which really has very little meaning, because most of us have read or indulged in theory what peace should be, how to get rid of violence, how to establish order.."

Krishnamurti gave these talks in India and Europe. The talks span the whole of human existence, exploring what it means to live rightly in a world full of confusion and misery.


"What is necessary is to examine unemotionally, not merely intellectually...the intellect doesn't solve any problem; it can only invent a lot of ideas, theories. Nor can emotion dissipate the urgency of the problems that one has to face and resolve. What is necessary, it seems to me, is a mind that is capable of examination. To examine there must be freedom from personal views, with a mind that is not guided by one's own temperament, inclination, nor is compelled by circumstances.....it seems to me that one must look at them, not as an individual, but as a human being..the human being supercedes the individual...human beings have the same common factor of sorrow, of joy, of unresolved miseries, despairs, the immense loneliness of modern existence, the utter meaninglessness of life as it is lived now throughout the world;if we could consider these problems as human beings... then perhaps we can intelligently, with care, resolve our problems."