It's more like osmosis. One of my all-time favourite reads and something that helped me achieve profound levels of insight, aliveness and realisation. Jul 03, Murali rated it really liked it. It gives us a Glimpse into the Mind of an Enlightened Guy. The writings are very Poetic. Feb 10, Gaurav Mathur rated it liked it Shelves: Ideas are not new for someone who has read a lot of K, but still gives that feeling of peace. Nov 29, Diana Adhiambo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Compelling and life changing philosophy albeit not an easy mindset to adapt for a severely conditioned mind.
This book is a keepsake that I'll hope to keep rereading for years to come. Feb 06, Angel rated it it was amazing. Intimate, passionate, observant man. Nov 11, Ogagnolgnol rated it it was ok. I have always admired his mind but don't care much about his headaches and his feeling of "immensity" and "otherness" and the like. I know it says in the preface that he saw thing as if they were new every time he wrote about them.
After reading it, I have the impulse to cut down everything that is repetitive and all the description of his pain and ecstasy and what's left would be a gem. But if you've read Krishn I have always admired his mind but don't care much about his headaches and his feeling of "immensity" and "otherness" and the like.
But if you've read Krishnamurti before, what's left is nothing new to you anyway. Jul 24, Yoy rated it it was amazing. Perhaps not the best starter for people who have never heard of or read something by K. Ful of beautiful descriptions of landscapes, and reflections. Deeply insightful, but repetitive because it's a diary of Krishnamurti's day to day meditations and mystical experiences. Vast Oceans rated it really liked it Nov 18, Jesalyn Ligaya rated it it was amazing Dec 08, D Charles rated it really liked it Dec 13, Geeth rated it it was ok Dec 25, Marina rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Laurie Kumar rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Carlo rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Thom rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Sara Sandoval rated it liked it Oct 15, Vasia rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Somnath Jadhav rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Lelia rated it really liked it May 27, Jonas Skali Lami rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Jayakrishna Maneri rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Nola Sharp rated it it was ok Nov 18, CS Park rated it it was amazing Jan 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 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 Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. 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 , 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 , he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in humankind. 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 humankind 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 humankind'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. Many of these have been published as books, and audio and video recordings. Books by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Trivia About Krishnamurtis Not No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Krishnamurtis Not Why be mean when there are soaring mountains and flashing streams?
He maintains that human beings can transform themselves radically, not in time, not by evolution, but by immediate perception, whereas the Notebook shows that Krishnamurti is not an ordinary man transformed but a unique being existing in a different dimension from ordinary humanity. It was a valid point and I put it to him. His reply was, 'We do not all have to be Edisons to turn on the electric light.
Krishnamurti , "Para 6" , "Para 15". Krishnamurti allowed information about the process and other details of his life to become public knowledge through Lutyens' biography, which included detailed descriptions of the first such occurrences Lutyens , chs. Climax of the Process" pp. Krishnamurti , "Para 35". Retrieved ; J.
Krishnamurti , "Para 27". Report on the original UK edition. Krishnamurti , pp. Archived at the Wayback Machine. Krishnamurti a , edition notice , Foreword pp.
Krishnamurti , edition notice. See also Worldcat search link for information on editions and reprints. Retrieved ; Gollancz published a "Revised edition" in , with a portrait of Krishnamurti on the front cover. Positive review of the original US edition. Neutral mini-review of the original UK edition.
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In Grohe , p. Preamble to Krishnamurti's review, by his then personal secretary and close associate Mary Zimbalist; the review was partly reproduced in Lutyens' The Years of Fulfilment. Lutyens states that he must have glanced at the published Notebook. According to her, from the s on, Krishnamurti rarely bothered with his finished books Lutyens , pp. Krishnamurti a , "Para ". Krishnamurti b , "Para 23". Krishnamurti ; J. Krishnamurti , "Para 10" , "Para 18". Perspectives on Science and Religion. Archived from the original on Grohe, Friedrich [originally published ]. The beauty of the mountain: Krishnamurti paperback 6th ed.
Archived PDF from the original on Retrieved — via kinfonet Krishnamurti Information Network. Calendar view of webpage's archive. Jiddu, Krishnamurti 23 December Fourth Talk in Madras Speech. Talks by Krishnamurti in India — "Verbatim Report" transcript. Fifth Talk in London Speech. Talks by Krishnamurti in Europe "Verbatim Report" transcript.
First Public Dialogue Speech. Talks at Brockwood Park transcript. Meditation is Giving Thought its Right Place: Public Discussion 3 Speech. Talks at Saanen video transcript. Have you had mysterious experiences? Is not K's consciousness put together by thought and words: Talks at Saanen YouTube video. Krishnamurti Foundation Trust published 18 August Retrieved — via J. Krishnamurti Official YouTube Channel. Facing a World in Crisis: Krishnamurti Foundation of America.
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Farrar Straus and Giroux. The life and death of Krishnamurti paperback. By Jiddu, Krishnamurti hardcover. Foreword to the original edition by Lutyens, Mary "full text" ed. Krishnamurti Publications of America. Retrieved — via Wayback Machine.