We never put the impossible question. We are always putting the question of what is possible. If you put an impossible question, your mind then has to find the answer in terms of the impossible, not of what is possible. All the great scientific discoveries are based on this—the impossible. By means of a series of exchanges, Krishnamurti helps his audience to explore matters such as personal relationships, the nature of pleasure and joy, the origin of thought, and meditation, all of which revolve round the central issue of man’s search for self-knowledge. The book reveals the unique approach of a profound teacher and will prove invaluable to those who wish to gain insights into his philosophy or into themselves.
Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Krishnamurti claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. His purpose was to set humankind unconditionally free from the destructive limitations of conditioned mind. For nearly sixty years he traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life in 1986 at the age of ninety. He had no permanent home, but when not traveling, he often stayed in Ojai, California, Brockwood Park, England, and in Chennai, India. In his talks, he pointed out to people the need to transform themselves through self knowledge, by being aware of the subtleties of their thoughts and feelings in daily life, and how this movement can be observed through the mirror of relationship.