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J Krishnamurti

Author : Pupul Jayakar
ISBN : 0140103430
Genre : Philosophers
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A Classic Biography Of One Of The Greatest Spiritual Teachers Of Our Times In 1909, When He Was Just Fourteen, Krishnamurti Was Proclaimed The World Teacher In Whom Maitreya, The Bodhisattva Of Compassion, Would Manifest. The Proclamation Was Made By Annie Besant, Then President Of The Theosophical Society, A Movement That Combined Western Occult Philosophy With Buddhist And Hindu Teachings. Besant Trained Krishnamurti In His Role As The Chosen One But Twenty Years Later He Chose To Disband The Order He Was Head Of And Set Out Alone On His Endless Journey& As A Contemporary Of Krishnamurti And One Of His Closest Associates. Pupul Jayakar Offers An Insider S View Of The Fascinating Life And Thought Of An Extraordinary Individual.
Category: Philosophers

The Book Of Life

Author : J Krishnamurti
ISBN : 0141004967
Genre : Devotional calendars
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Inspired By Krishnamurti S Belief That Truth Is Found Through Living, The Book Of Life Presents 365 Timeless Daily Meditations, Developed Thematically Over Seven Days, Illuminating The Concepts Of Freedom, Personal Transformation, Living Fully Awake And Much More. For Everyone Who Has Come To Cherish The Wisdom Of This Extraordinary Spiritual Sage As Well As Anyone Discovering Krishnamurti For The First Time The Book Of Life Is A Profound Collection Of Insights To Treasure Everyday. The Story Of Mankind Is In You, The Vast Experience, The Deep-Rooted Fears, Anxieties, Sorrow, Pleasure And All The Beliefs That Man Has Accommodated Throughout The Millennia. You Are That Book. J. Krishnamurti
Category: Devotional calendars

Lives In The Shadow With J Krishnamurti

Author : Radha Rajagopal Sloss
ISBN : 1462031315
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For nearly half a century the charismatic, strikingly handsome spiritual teacher J. Krishnamurti gathered an enormous following throughout Europe, India, Australia and North America. From the age of eighteen he was the forerunner of the type of iconoclasm that would bring immediate fame to cult figures in the late twentieth century. Yet recent biographies have left large areas of his life in mystifying darkness. This, however, is no ordinary study of Krishnamurti, for it is written by one whose earliest memories are dominated by his presence as a doting second father—tolerant of pranks and pets, playful and diligent. For over two decades in their Ojai California haven, where Aldous Huxley and other pacifists found respite during the war years,’Krinsh’ developed his philosophical message. He also placed himself at the centre of her parents’ Rosalind and Rajagopal’s marriage. In a spirit of tenderness, fairness, objective inquiry, and no little remorse, the author traces the rise of Krishnamurti from obscurity in India by selection of the Theosophical Society to be the vehicle of a new incarnation of their world teacher. Breaking from Theosophy, Krishnamurti inspired his own following, retaining the dedication of his longtime friend Rajagopal, himself highly educated, to oversee all practicalities and the editing and publication of his writings. How this bond of trust was breached and became clouded in confusion with a new wave of devoteeism lies at the heart of this extraordinary story. So does a portrait of intense romantic intimacy and the conundrum of Krishnamurti’s own complex character.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

J Krishnamurti

Author : Mary Lutyens
ISBN : 0144000067
Genre : Philosophers
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An Intimate And Insightful Portrait Of A Remarkable Teacher And Spiritual Leader J. Krishnamurti (1895 1986) Was Born In Madanapalle, A Small Town West Of Chennai, To Brahmin Parents. In 1909, At The Age Of Fourteen, He Was Proclaimed As A Saviour And Subsequently Taken To England By Annie Besant. There, He Was Educated Privately And Groomed For The Role Of World Teacher. In 1929, However, He Rejected The Mantle And Disbanded The Organization Of Which He Was The Head, Declaring That He Did Not Want Disciples, Thereby Unleashing A Storm Of Controversy. A Gentle, Unassuming Teacher, Over The Next Half-Century Krishnamurti Would Travel The World Bearing His Message, Inspiring The Likes Of Jawaharlal Nehru, Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw And The Dalai Lama. For The First Time, The Complete Biography Of J. Krishnamurti Is Available In One Volume: The Years Of Awakening, 1895 To 1935 Recounts His Childhood Days And Grooming For His Messianic Role; The Years Of Fulfilment, 1935 To 1980, A Comprehensive Account Of The Years He Spent Spreading His Extraordinary Philosophy Of Enlightenment And Truth; And The Open Door, 1980 To 1986, The Final Chapter Of An Epic Life. Mary Lutyens, Who Had Known Krishnamurti Since She Was Three Years Old, Has Drawn On The Unpublished Letters And Personal Recollections Of The Great Man To Bring Us An Unforgettable And Affecting Account Of The Life Of This Beloved Religious Figure Who Touched The Hearts And Minds Of Millions.
Category: Philosophers

Sayings Of J Krishnamurti

Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN : 8120814215
Genre : Meditations
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The title of this book was suggested by Krishnamurti himself a few months before he passed away. It is to him that this compilation is lovingly dedicated. Sayings of J. Krishnamurti is like a beautiful garland of many fragrant flowers. It comprises carefully selected quotations from Krishnamurti`s utterrances on a wide range of spiritual and philosophical topics. This book is the first one of its kind ever to be published relating to the teachings of Krishnamurti. It is a collection of 514 of his sayings up to year 1968. Alphabetically arranged like a dictionary under 118 different subject headings, this invaluable reference book helps one to find out quickly what Krishnamurti has said on important subjects such as Awareness, Concentration, Fear, Happiness, Love, Meditation, etc. At the end of every quotation a statement is given indicating its source. In this way the interested reader is assisted not only to check the authenticity of a quotation but also its context. This excellent compilation will always be treasured because it is the quintessence of the message of one of the greatest Teachers of all time. About the Auther: Susunaga Weeraperuma, the compile of Sayings of J. Krishnamurti is internationally known as the compiler of the only existent bibliography of Krishnamurti, entitled A Bibliography of the life and Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti, now published as iddu Krishnamurti: A Bibliographical Guide. Weeraperuma is extremely well acquainted with all the writings of J. Krishnamurti as well as the corpus of literature, in different languages, on Krishnamurti. Contents Preface, Acknowledgements, Action, Aloneness, Analysis see Psychoanalysis, Atman (Soul), Attention, Austerity, Authority, Awareness, Beauty, Becoming and Being, Being see Becoming and being, Belief, Besant, Annie, Brotherhood, Cause-effect see Karma, Ceremonies, Choice, Comparison, Concentration, Concepts, Conclusions, Conditioning, Confidence, Conflict, Consciousness, Contentment, Creation, Culture, Death, Discipline, Discontent, Disease, Doubt, Dreams, Duality see Thought and Thinker, Education, Effort, Ego see Self, Emptiness, Energy, Envy, Escapes, Experience, Faith see Grace and Faith, Fear, Freedom, God, Grace and Faith Greed, Gurus, Habit, Happiness, Humility, Ideals, Imagination, Immortality, Individuality, Insecurity see Security, Inspiration, Intelligence, Joy and Pleasure, Karma, Knowledge, Learning, Liberation, Listening Livelihood, Loneliness, Love, Mantra Yoga, Meditation, Memory, Mind, Mutation, Mystery, Nationalism, Nothingness, Observation, Occupation see Livelihood, Opinions, Organisations, Peace, Perception, Philanthropy, Pleasure see Joy and Pleasure, Possessiveness, Prayer, Problems, Profession see Livelihood, Progress, Psychoanalysis, Reform, Reincarnation, Relationship, Religion, Renunciation, Revolution, Sacred Books, Scepticism, Security, Seeking, Self, Self-Knowledge, Sensitivity, Sex, Silence, Simplicity, Social Change, Soul see Atman (Soul), Stillness see Tranquillity, Success, Suffering, Thinker see Thought and Thinker, Thought, Thought and Thinker, Time, Tradition, Tranquillity, Transformation, Truth, Understanding, Verbalisation, Violence, Virtue, Vision, War, Will, Wisdom, Words see Verbalisation, Yoga, You are the world, appendix, Sources of Quotations.
Category: Meditations

J Krishnamurti

Author : Luis S. R. Vas
ISBN : 8120820517
Genre : Theosophy
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This book makes an appraisal of various assessments of and changes against Jiddu Krishnamurti who was selected to be a Messiah and a World Teacher by the Theosophical Society, Did he come up to the expectations of the Theosophical Society? How original a thinker was he? How great was his impact. How accessible are his teachings? Luis S. R. Vas tries to find answers to these and many other related questions in this book.
Category: Theosophy

Freedom From The Known

Author : J Krishnamurti
ISBN : 9781407060798
Genre : Philosophy
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Born in poverty in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) became a leading spiritual and philosophical thinker whose ideas continue to influence us today. George Bernard Shaw declared that he was the most beautiful human being he had ever seen and Aldous Huxley was one of his close friends. Whether debating politics with Nehru, discussing theories with Rupert Sheldrake and Iris Murdoch, or challenging his students not to take his words at face value, Krishnamurti engaged fully with every aspect of life. He is regarded by many modern religious figures as a great teacher, an extraordinary individual with revolutionary insights; Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra are all indebted to his writings. Freedom from the Known is one of Krishnamurti's most accessible works. Here, he reveals how we can free ourselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected. By changing ourselves, we can alter the structure of society and our relationships. The vital need for change and the recognition of its very possibility form an essential part of this important book's message.
Category: Philosophy

Krishnamurtis Notebook

Author : J. Krishnamurti
ISBN : 9781911140962
Genre : Philosophy
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When Krishnamurti's Notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness. It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world. Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head. In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work. From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind. Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual's search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality. Krishnamurti belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. He reminded his listeners again and again that we are all human beings first and not Hindus, Muslims or Christians, that we are like the rest of humanity and are not different from one another. He asked that we tread lightly on this earth without destroying ourselves or the environment. He communicated to his listeners a deep sense of respect for nature. His teachings transcend man-made belief systems, nationalistic sentiment and sectarianism. At the same time, they give new meaning and direction to mankind's search for truth. His teaching, besides being relevant to the modern age, is timeless and universal. Krishnamurti spoke not as a guru but as a friend, and his talks and discussions are based not on tradition-based knowledge but on his own insights into the human mind and his vision of the sacred, so he always communicates a sense of freshness and directness although the essence of his message remained unchanged over the years. When he addressed large audiences, people felt that Krishnamurti was talking to each of them personally, addressing his or her particular problem. In his private interviews, he was a compassionate teacher, listening attentively to the man or woman who came to him in sorrow, and encouraging them to heal themselves through their own understanding. Religious scholars found that his words threw new light on traditional concepts. Krishnamurti took on the challenge of modern scientists and psychologists and went with them step by step, discussed their theories and sometimes enabled them to discern the limitations of those theories. Krishnamurti left a large body of literature in the form of public talks, writings, discussions with teachers and students, with scientists and religious figures, conversations with individuals, television and radio interviews, and letters.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN : 0812693558
Genre : Philosophy
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Described by the Dalai Lama as one of the greatest thinkers of the age, Jiddu Krishnamurti has influenced millions throughout the 20th century, including Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller and Joseph Campbell. Born of middle-class Brahmin parents in 1895, Krishnamurti was recognised at age fourteen by theosophists Annie Besant and C W Leadbetter as an anticipated world teacher and proclaimed to be the vehicle for the reincarnation of Christ in the West and of Buddha in the East. In 1929 he repudiated these claims and travelled the world, sharing his philosophical insights and establishing schools and foundations.
Category: Philosophy


Author : Evelyne Blau
ISBN : 1556706782
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Originally published in 1995 to mark the centennial of Krishnamurti's birth, this first fully illustrated biography is now available in paperback. An inspiring collection of writings, recollections, and photos, "Krishnamurti: 100 Years" presents a tribute to the almost mythical story of the world-renowned prophet who touched millions. 125 duotone photos.
Category: Biography & Autobiography