Unconditionally Free is a comprehensive overview of the life and insights of J. Krishnamurti. A unique format follows a timeline from 1850 to the speaker’s death in 1986 through his early life and training, his growing rebelliousness, a mysterious ‘process’ and its awakening of an intense, yet silent, state of body and mind and with that awakening a radically different way of living. Highlights of J. Krishnamurti’s talks and dialogues, decade after decade, beginning in the 1920’s, are followed by rare descriptions and explorations by Krishnamurti of what this ‘other’ way of living feels like, as a direct experience. We share highlights of equally rare and insightful explorations of this ‘other’ state and its resonance with classic Tibetan Buddhist teachings, followed by an inquiry into what prevents most from experiencing what the speaker pointed to all his life. We end by offering a map of the teachings, not as content, but as style, form and function.
This global view involves understanding a few critical concepts, similar to the key or legend on a map, that define and provide a reference, scale or context, for the journey Krishnamurti’s insights invite. This view is functional rather than conceptual. Conceptually one can review, analyze, agree or disagree with each sentence on each of the estimated 250,000 pages that make up the teachings. The global approach we offer is holographic. One sees the whole in all of its parts rather than attempting to come to wholeness through the parts.
It becomes clear turning the pages: to change the world, before it is too late, each of us must bring about our own inner-revolution. This total transformation is not the product of thought, time or methods. It is a change in the very root of human consciousness, in the state of the mind and heart, and from that, its content. Unconditionally Free brings this possibility closer, clearer and more urgent than it has ever been. This is the moment.