Gudia, you can have a little more freedom because I have to talk about four books more. If you want you can go out again.
Fifth: J. Krishnamurti’s The First and Last Freedom. I love this man, and I hate this man. I love him because he speaks the truth, but I hate him for his intellectuality. He is only reason, rationality. I wonder, he may be a reincarnation of that goddamned Greek, Aristotle. His logic is what I hate, his love is what I respect – but his book is beautiful.
This was his first book after his enlightenment, and the last too. Although many other books have appeared they are only poor repetitions of the same. He has not been able to create anything better than The First and Last Freedom.
It is a strange phenomenon: Kahlil Gibran wrote his masterpiece The Prophet when he was only eighteen years old, and struggled his whole life to create something better but could not. Ouspensky could not go beyond Tertium Organum even though he met Gurdjieff, lived and worked with him for many years. And such is the case with J. Krishnamurti: his book The First and Last Freedom is really the first and the last.
Sixth. The sixth is a book by another Chinese: The Book of Huang Po. It is a small book, not a treatise, just fragments. Truth cannot be expressed in a treatise, you cannot write a Ph.D. on it. A Ph.D. is a degree that should be given to the fools. Huang Po writes in fragments. On the surface they seem to be unconnected, but they are not. You have to meditate and then you can find the connection. It is one of the most meditative books ever written.
In English The Book of Huang Po is translated in the English way as The Teachings of Huang Po. Even the title is wrong. People like Huang Po don’t teach. There is no teaching in it. You have to meditate, to be silent, to understand it.
The seventh is The Book of Hui Hi. Again in English it is translated as The Teachings of Hui Hi. These poor Englishmen, they think there is nothing more in life than teaching. These English men are all teachers. And be aware of Englishwomen; otherwise you will get caught with a schoolteacher!
Hui Hi and Huang Po are both masters. They impart, they don’t teach. Hence I call it The Book of Hui Hi, although you will not find it in the libraries. In the libraries you will find The Teachings of Hui Hi.