Ever since it was published in 1969, this book has rightly been regarded as a primer on Krishnamurti’s teachings. In this book, we have for the first time a synthesis of what Krishnamurti has to say about the human predicament and the eternal problems of living. His words have been taken from over a hundred talks to audiences of all ages and nationalities throughout Europe and India.
It was Krishnamurti himself who asked Mary Lutyens, a life-long friend and biographer, to compile this book for him and who suggested the title for it. The words are his, unaltered, but the arrangement is hers and is designed for the reader’s better understanding.