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||BIOGRAPHY: THE YEARS OF AWAKENING By Mary Lutyens|
The first of Mary Lutyens four-volume biography of Krishnamurti, covering Krishnamurti's childhood through the mid-1930's. Krishnamurti chose Mary Lutyens to write his biography and is said to have been very please with the result.
The other volumes are:
Krishnamurti: The Years of Fulfillment
Krishnamurti: The Open Door
and The Life and Death of Krishnamurti.
||BIOGRAPHY: THE YEARS OF FULFILMENT By Mary Lutyens|
Aldous Huxley, a dear friend of Krishnamurti, wrote the foreword to this wondrous book. Aldous Huxley states in the first paragraph of the foreword, “Man is an amphibian who lives simultaneously in two worlds—the given and the home-made, the world of matter, life and consciousness and the world of symbols”
The Years of Fulfilment is the second of three volumes of Krishnamurti's life which together make a comprehensive biography of Krishnamurti. This part covers the years from 1930-1980.
||BIOGRAPHY: THE OPEN DOOR By Mary Lutyens|
The last volume of Lutyens' biography in three volumes describes the last years of J. Krishnamurti's life from 1980 to his death in 1986.
||BIOGRAPHY: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KRISHNAMURTI By Mary Lutyens|
As one of Krishnamurti's closest friends, Mary Lutyens was uniquely qualified to write his biography. Between 1975 and 1986 she had written three books about his life, but after Krishnamurti's death she condensed her extensive biographical research into one book, bringing the life and philosophy of this fascinating and complex man into full perspective.
||BIOGRAPHY: THE KITCHEN CHRONICLES – 1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti By Michael Krohnen|
This is not a cookbook: it is a simple, unpretentious, and affectionate portrayal of J. Krishnamurti in his everyday life by a man who was his cook for over a decade. We get to share his food, jokes, and anecdotes. As one reader commented on the Internet, the book is 'the next best thing to having lived with Krishnamurti.'
||BIOGRAPHY: THE BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAIN By Friedrich Grohe|
These memories of Jiddu Krishnamurti encompass the last three years of his life during which Mr. Grohe had personal interaction with him. In the preface to his book Grohe writes, "I encountered a great many people who were keenly interested to know how he lived his everyday life. This is why I would like to record here a number of seemingly insignificant events which yet may convey that this extraordinary human being did indeed live the so-called 'Teachings'."
||BIOGRAPHY: KRISHNAMURTI 100 YEARS By Evelyne Blau|
This is an illustrated biography that includes recollections from many people whose lives were transformed by this visionary teacher. Author Evelyne Blau turns to a group of "witnesses" such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Henry Miller and Van Morrison, to name a few, who reveal their personal recollections of this remarkable man.
||BIOGRAPHY; STAR IN THE EAST – The Invention of a Messiah By Roland Vernon|
Vernon offers a compelling account of the legendary Krishnamurti, groomed from childhood as the Theosophical Society’s messiah and spiritual savior of the world. With penetrating analysis, the author sifts through controversies surrounding Krishna’s tutelage under theosophical leaders Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater, who initiated the transformation of a shy and apathetic boy into a dynamic and spiritual genius. This is a must-read biography of Krishnamurti’s life.
||BIOGRAPHY: FIRE IN THE MIND By Pupul Jayakar|
Pupul Jayakar held a number of transcribed discussions with Krishnamurti from the late 1960's until just seven weeks before Krishnamurti's death. These dialogues are the substance of Fire in the Mind.
||LETTERS TO A YOUNG FRIEND|
Life is a razor's edge and one has to walk on that path with exquisite care and with pliable wisdom" J Krishnamurti
Between 1948 and the early 1960s, Krishnaji was easily accessible and many people came to him. On walks, in personal meetings, through letters, the relationships blossomed.
He wrote the following letters to a young friend who came to him wounded in body and mind. The letters, written between June 1948 and March 1960, reveal a rare compassion and clarity: the teaching and healing unfold; separation and distance disappear; the words flow; not a word is superfluous; the healing and teaching are simultaneous.
||MEDITATIONS - Shambhala Classics|
In this collection of excerpts taken from his books, meditation is shown to be a state of attention beyond thought which brings total freedom from authority and ambition, fear and separateness.
As the first collection of his talks to students and teachers, Life Ahead clearly illustrates Krishnamurti's views on education. In the introduction, he writes, "It seems to me that a totally different kind of morality and conduct and an action that springs from the understanding of the whole process of living, have become an urgent necessity in our world of mounting crises and problems."
||THE KRISHNAMURTI READER|
Edited by Mary Lutyens, Krishnamurti's biographer, this selection from a wide range of his published work has three parts: Problems of Living, For the Young and Questions & Answers. Whether answering students' questions or speaking from the platform, Krishnamurti directs our attention away from facile, predictable responses towards a more radical probing of the subjects of belief, education, love, life and death.
||KRISHNAMURTI ON CONFLICT|
Is it possible to live a life without conflict in the modern world, with all the strain, struggle, pressures and influences in the social structure? That is really living, the essence of a mind that is inquiring seriously. The question whether there is God, whether there is truth, whether there is beauty can come only when this is established, when the mind is no longer in conflict, says Krishnamurti in this book, which brings together the most significant excerpts on a theme that he dwelt upon frequently in his talks, writings and dialogues.
Violence is like a stone in a lake; the waves spread and spread, at the centre is the ‘me’. As long as the ‘me’ survives in any form, very subtly or grossly, there must be violence.
The theme of violence and Krishnamurti’s approach to it are as relevant today as they were when he spoke in 1970 to vast audiences. In discussing the nature of violence, Krishnamurti also unravels the other psychological factors, such as hurt, competition, insecurity and fear, which are closely related to violence. He shows us a way of looking at the fact of violence directly, without condemning, suppressing or analyzing it and thus going beyond it. In doing so, he calls for a fundamental change in the human psyche, which is the mark of a truly religious mind.
||THE WHOLE MOVEMENT OF LIFE IS LEARNING|
This new edition of J Krishnamurti's Letters to the Schools combines the letters originally published in Volume I (1981) and Volume II (1985) with seventeen previously unpublished letters from earlier years. In the first of the letters Krishnamurti said: "These letters are not meant to be read casually when you have a little time from other things, nor are they to be treated as entertainment. These letters are written seriously and, if you care to read them, read them with intent to study what is said as you would study a flower by looking at the flower very carefully-its petals, its stem, its colours, its fragrance and its beauty. These letters should be studied in the same manner, not read one morning and forgotten in the rest of the day. One must give time to it, play with it, question it, inquire into it without acceptance. Live with it for some time, digest it so that it is yours and not the writer's''.
||RELATIONSHIP- To Oneself, To Others, To the World|
Teen guide to the meaning of relationship: what is relationship? To your friends, family, teachers? In love, sex, marriage? To work, money, government, society, nature? Culture, country, the world, God, the universe? Understand for yourself that we all live in relationships all the time, to each other, to ourselves, to the world. Modern quantum physics, most psychological insight, and all religions reveal the interconnectedness of everything in the universe-that everything always affects everything else. Because all life is lived in relationships, it is essential that we all understand what relationship can mean to us and everyone else. All our individual relationships put together create society. And attention to our individual relationships will recreate the world. The Dalai Lama calls Krishnamurti "One of the greatest thinkers of the age." Time magazine called Krishnamurti, along with Mother Teresa, "one of the five saints of the 20th century."J. Krishnamurti spoke to young people all over the world and founded schools in California, England, and India. "When one is young," he said, "one must be revolutionary, not merely in revolt to be psychologically revolutionary means non-acceptance of any pattern."
||TALKS WITH AMERICAN STUDENTS|
Three talks at the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, two talks at Morcelo, Puerto Rico, three talks at Claremont College, California, and four talks at the New School for Social Research, New York City from 1968 comprise Talks with American Students.
From the book:
Most of us in this confused and brutal world try to carve out a private life of our own, a life in which we can be happy and peaceful and yet live with the things of this world. We seem to think that the daily life we lead, the life of struggle, conflict, pain and sorrow, is something separate from the outer world of misery and confusion. We seem to think that the individual, the 'you', is different from the rest of the world...When you look a little more closely, not only at your own life but also at the world, you will see that what you are- your daily life, what you think, what you feel,- is the external world, the world about you. You are the world, you are the human being that has made this world of utter disorder, the world that is crying helplessly in great sorrow.
...In bringing about a radical change in the human being, in you, you are naturally bringing about a radical change in the structure and the nature of society...
||THE NETWORK OF THOUGHT|
Seven talks from Saanen, Switzerland, 1981 and two talks from Amsterdam, Holland, 1981 are recorded in The Network of Thought.
From the book:
The turning point is in our consciousness. Our consciousness is a very complicated affair. Volumes have been written about it, both in the East and in the West. We are not aware of our own consciousness; to examine that consciousness in all its complexity one has to be free to look to be choicelessly aware of its movement.