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Freedom from the Known | [Jiddu Krishnamurti]

Freedom from the Known

Drawn from a number of Krishnamurti's talks and dialogues, Freedom From the Known explores many of the central themes of his teaching. The chapters include: Learning About Ourselves, Pursuit of Pleasure, Justification and Condemnation, and the Dissipation of Energy.
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Drawn from a number of Krishnamurti's talks and dialogues, Freedom From the Known explores many of the central themes of his teaching. The chapters include: Learning About Ourselves, Pursuit of Pleasure, Justification and Condemnation, and the Dissipation of Energy.

Krishnamurti writes, "To understand and to be free of any problem we need a great deal of passionate and sustained energy, not only physical and intellectual energy but an energy that is not dependent on any motive, psychological stimulus or drug".

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    Kristinn Reykjavik, Iceland 09-23-10
    Kristinn Reykjavik, Iceland 09-23-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Absolutely stunning"

    This is a book that can change a lot for a one who gives it its due attention.
    Wonderfully unique, clear and powerful.
    I have gone through a lot of material on consciousness, spritituality, philosophy etc. in recent years, and this amazing book by this beautiful man is a real treasure.
    I first opened a book with Krishnamurti almost ten years ago. I didn't get very far. Last year, I revisited his work, and I am so glad I did. So, be patient with this, if you have to.
    I also highly recommend Krishnamurti's talks with Alan Anderson. I went through those sessions before reading Freedom from the Known for the first time, and it was a great prelude to the book. It may be just as good the other way around.
    So, with this one, as Krishnamurti often suggest: go slowly and with care, and be serious.
    Good luck, and enjoy.

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    Josh Monterey, MA, United States 03-04-11
    Josh Monterey, MA, United States 03-04-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Great but audio needs editing"

    The words and wisdom of J. Krishnamurti penetrate delusional thinking like a spear. The narrator delivers a pleasant neutral tone that is very easy to listen to. The production, however, suffers from poor editing as many first lines are repeated. Even if Krishnamurti had intended that, which is doubtful, the effect is still awkward and jarring. This recording deserves to be re-edited if possible and re-uploaded.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Alberto brooklyn, NY, United States 12-26-11
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    "Shook up my way of thinking"
    Would you listen to Freedom from the Known again? Why?

    This audiobook is tough to follow at first because the ideas are very abstract. But once you begin to unwind yourself in it, the real magic unfolds. It is very interesting and definitely a worthwhile listen. =]


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    kandinsky2 New York, NY USA 02-06-12
    kandinsky2 New York, NY USA 02-06-12 Member Since 2002

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    "Profound and relentless"

    Krishnamurti's message is far-reaching and unsparing. I've listened to the book three times now. Adam Behr's reading is articulate, but uninflected. Everything is said with the same emphasis, without discernible pauses. The material warrants a more thoughtful reading. The net effect is relentless, it gets a bit too much at times, and I've had to stop repeatedly just to take a break.

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    Boris A. Pisman New York, NY 05-14-12
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    If you could sum up Freedom from the Known in three words, what would they be?

    Enlightening, Relaxing and Supportive


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Freedom from the Known?

    The entire book is great.


    Have you listened to any of Adam Behr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    I would try to remember all of it.


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    richard Norfolk, VA, United States 11-12-12
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    "ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING.NO MATTER YOUR BELIEFS"
    Where does Freedom from the Known rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the very top...


    What did you like best about this story?

    It will make one review what we believe to be our beliefs..


    Any additional comments?

    If one is suffering of a closed mind,this book will shake your cage !! For your own good.

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    "ground breaking"

    A very innovative approach to the epistemological inquiry. Very easy to follow. Gives you plenty to ponder on. Recommended without hesitation.

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