Total Freedom : The Essential Krishnamurti (Paperback)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Gathers selections from the authors writings about the nature of the self, meditation, love, life, and death *Author: Krishnamurti, J. *Subtitle: The Essential Krishnamurti *Publication Date: 1996/09/01 *Number of Pages: 370 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060648800
SKU 30003825
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060648805
Release Date 9/1/1996
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Author Info
J. Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti was one of the most famous spiritual leaders of the 20th century. He was born in India in 1895, the son of a tax collector who later retired and worked for the Theosophical Society. In 1909, Jiddu Krishnamurti was "discovered" by Charles Leadbeater and soon adopted by Annie Besant, two leaders of that organization. Besant and Leadbeater declared that Jiddu was destined to become the next World Teacher, and they provided for his care and for his education in England. They also formed an organization called the Order of the Star in the East to promote him to the world. While under their aegis, Krishnamurti, as Alcyone, published a book in which he channelled the teaching of a master. However, in 1929, Krishnamurti delivered a speech in which he dissolved the Order of the Star in the East, broke away from the Theosophists, and made his famous declaration, "Truth is a pathless land." For the next half century, Krishnamurti traveled the globe, delivering talks, writing, and shaping what he called his "core teachings," which centered on freedom, self-knowledge, and "choiceless awareness." Krishnamurti met several world leaders, and his influence has been acknowledged by many, including George Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, Henry Miller, and Deepak Chopra.
From the Publisher
Annotation A collection of writings giving an overview of Krishnamurti's philosophy.
Editors Note Described by the Dalai Lama as one of the greatest thinkers of the age, J. Krishnamurti has influenced millions throughout the 20th century, and his thoughts continue to resonate even a decade after his death. His words have influenced such notables as Dr. Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Van Morrison, Bruce Lee and countless other students of the spiritual path, ranging from scientists to philosophers to artists of all kinds. Practical, profound and timeless, Krishnamurti's ideas -- rejecting the prejudices of traditional learning, celebrating personal, spiritual freedom, and the individual's search for Truth -- are inspiring now more than ever. Collected in this comprehensive volume are the most illuminating and essential of his writings and talks: words that are of vital relevance to today's spiritual environment, and catalytic in guiding us toward a deeper understanding of ourselves, our place in the universe, and the mysteries of the human condition. Total Freedomis both an introduction to Krishnamurti and an essential, extensive collection. It includes selections from his early work to his later, Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal, and his valuable insight into the nature of the self, meditation, sex, love, and the mysteries of life and death. Revealing his core teachings in all their eloquence and power, these writings incite us to recognize that 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. As revolutionary now as ever, Krishnamurti remains, for independent minds, one of the most influential guides in the quest for spiritual understanding and enrichment. "[Krishnamurti's] language is naked, revelatory and inspiring. It pierces the clouds of philosophy which confound our thought and restores the springs of action... He initiated no new faith or dogma, questioned everything, cultivated doubt and perseverance, freed himself of illusion and enchantment of pride, vanity, and every subtle form of dominion over others... I know of no other living man whose thought is more inspiring." --Henry Miller "In my own life Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own self-imposed restrictions to my freedom." --Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Editors Note 2 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.
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher HarperOne

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Athena Express
Click For Price
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New and Best Brand Name Products! Ships Within 1-2 Business Days With Tracking!
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $28.30 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Ria Christie Collections $26.99 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
BCUBE $25.99 + $3.99 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Click For Price
Rakuten Super Points Earn 26 ($0.26) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  Athena Express
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
Buy From Other Sellers (4)
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders


We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.


You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo