Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy cannot be separated from religious intuition. Like Theosophy, it emphasizes intuition and revelation and derives from the Hinduism of India, in which the human and the divine are realized as one through reincarnation, transmigration, and karma: Each person struggles to achieve wisdom and self-liberation in Nirvana. Krishnamurti retains the substance of both Theosophy and Hinduism, but he rejects the forms and names, even as he rejects any organized religion or body of beliefs.
The book is a collection of Krishnamurti’s discussions with students, teachers, and parents in India. There are twenty-seven chapters, each of which opens with Krishnamurti’s exposition of a main theme, followed by his answers to questions posed by his listeners.