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Mind, Body & Spirit
Originally published in 1969, Freedom From the Known is a classic written by the famous Indian public speaker and author Jiddu Krishnamurti. The book is designed to open the doors of the mind, in a bid to transform society by bringing change in individual selves. Krishnamurti shares the secret of how to bring about a positive change in one's nature and thus change the relationships that one shares, to gradually bring about a change in the surrounding world.
Freedom From the Known showcases how people can strip away from their preconceptions and figure out their own true nature. Written in a provocative manner, the author through this book challenges the traditional beliefs and long-held traditions that people have been following since ages. He teaches how people can radically free themselves of the tyranny of the expected irrespective of their age.
He challenges his readers to forget everything they know about important concepts like beauty, love, violence, and death, and he also encourages them to discover their true self in the context of the present. Krishnamurti expressly claims that it is possible to bring a change in the society, once people learn to start the concept of change from an individual level. In the book, it has been emphasized that understanding one's true self is the beginning of wisdom.
Krishnamurti has included several excerpts from his own previously unpublished talks.
About Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti was a famous Indian public speaker, philosopher, and author. He speaks and writes on spiritual and philosophical subjects.
Apart from Freedom From the Known, he has authored The First and Last Freedom, Krishnamurti's Notebook, and The Only Revolution.
He constantly talked about recurring themes of knowledge, fear, pleasure, meditation, education, and world crisis. Other subject matters that he has covered are inquiry, the nature of the mind, psychological revolution, bringing radical change in society, and human relationships.
Born on 11th May, 1895, Jiddu Krishnamurti is famously known as a World Teacher. He believed that the roots of various problems that people were facing lay deep in their thoughts and thinking processes. He often stressed on the need to unlearn all that is taught, and embark on a journey to discover one's own self. He used to travel a lot all across the world and enjoyed speaking to small as well as large groups and even individuals. He claimed his allegiance to no caste, religion, nationality, or philosophy.