This volume, divided into three parts, contains unusual aspects of Krishnamurti's teachings. The first section explores the reasons why mankind has lived for thousands of years in chaos and misery. In the second section of the book, Krishnamurti points out that the mind is almost unceasingly occupied with thinking so that it has lost touch with its original unconditioned freedom. The third section is concerned to answer the question: How is it possible to ascertain truth and to know whether Krishnamurti's teachings are true?
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.