Jiddu Krishnamurti References


Jiddu Krishnamurti

Reza Ganjavi: "Krishnamurti was one of my best friends. He was one of the most passionate and wisest people I ever met. He has touched my life so deeply that I wanted to tell my other friends about him. So I wrote this flyer, not to propagate a personality, but to share something beautiful that I have come across. It is like telling you about a beautiful flower with sweet fragrance down the road. It added perfume to my day.

Krishnamurti was an author/educator/philosopher/psychologist. He died in 1986 at the age of 91. He traveled the world for over 65 years and held public talks, discussions, and private consultations. His work has been compiled into more than 40 books and numerous video and audiocassettes, and translated into almost 50 languages. The titles of his books include Think On These Things, Freedom From The Known, The First And Last Freedom, Life Ahead, The Future Is Now, The Awakening Of Intelligence, On Relationship, Education And The Significance of Life, On Nature And Environment, Beyond Violence, Commentaries On Living, You Are The World, The Wholeness Of Life, and Meditations. His books are used in over 100 universities in America. In 1984, Krishnamurti received a United Nations peace medal.

Krishnamurti does not offer any systems, methods, ideologies, or beliefs. He encourages the listener to question and doubt everything - including what he says - and to find truth for oneself. In his talks and dialogues he explored many issues such as education, freedom, love, awareness, relationship, responsibility, conflict, disorder, self-knowledge, suffering, conditioning, habit, sorrow, greed, psychological time, nature of thought, aloneness and loneliness, observer and observed, dependence, desire, pleasure, death, attachment, fear, energy, change, creativity, insight, order, beauty, meditation, religious mind, and art of living."

One of the five saints of the 20th Century.

~ TIME Magazine

Few modern thinkers have integrated psychology, philosophy, and religion so seamlessly as Krishnamurti.

~ Publishers Weekly

J. Krishnamurti is always fresh, he is always surprising.

~ Sunday Telegraph

For those who wish to listen these books will have a value beyond words.

~ The Observer

Here is a remarkable philosophy of education and peace… Education and the Significance of Life is an excellent book, one that should be read carefully by parents and teachers.

~ Fellowship Magazine

One of the greatest thinkers of the age.

~ HH The Dalai Lama

Krishnamurti is a religious teacher of the greatest distinction who is listened to with profit and assent by members of all churches and sects.

~ George Bernard Shaw

I feel the meaning of Krishnamurti for our time is that one has to think for oneself and not be swayed by any outside religious or spiritual authorities.

~ Van Morrison

In my own life, Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own self-imposed restrictions to my freedom.

~ Deepak Chopra

Krishnamurti gave me a great deal to think about, and set me on a quest for something which I scarcely understood.

~ Joseph Campbell

If I could only recommend one book to help improve people's everyday life, just a few pages a day from Krishnamurti's Notebook would be a great investment.

~ Terence Stamp

Hearing Krishnamurti speak was like listening to a discourse of the Buddha… such power, such intrinsic authority.

~ Aldous Huxley

Here is one man of our time who may be said to be master of reality.

~ Henry Miller

I was struck by the great ease of communication with Krishnamurti, which was made possible by the intense energy with which he listened and by the freedom from self-protective reservations and barriers with which he responded to what I had to say. As a person who works in science, I felt completely at home with this sort of response, because it was in essence the same quality as that which I had made in contracts with those other scientists with whom there had been an especially close meeting of minds. And I think here especially of Einstein who showed a similar intensity and absence of barriers in a number of discussions that took place between him and me.

~ David Bohm

Krishnamurti's Notebook, with its matter-of-fact descriptions of Krishnamurti’s almost daily experiences of mystical states, was a privilege to read… This Notebook seems sometimes to paralyse my thought and allow Krishnamurti to work on me on a deeper level.

~ John Cleese

Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

More than any other living person, Krishnamurti inspired a consciousness community that transcends the world’s political boundaries.

~ Milton Friedman

A profound and fresh approach to self-understanding and deeper insights into the meaning of personal freedom and mature love.

~ Simon Callow

A clear contemporary statement of the fundamental human problem, together with an invitation to solve it in the only way in which it can be solved – by and for oneself.

~ Aldous Huxley

Krishnamurti’s words offer the intimate spirit of a truly remarkable presence; poetic, gracious, vast like the sky and wonderfully wise.

~ Jack Kornfield

When he entered my room I said to myself, 'Surely the Lord of Love has come'

~ Kahlil Gibran

Krishnamurti’s language is naked, revelatory and inspiring. It pierces the clouds of philosophy which confound our thought and restores the springs of action.

~ Henry Miller

A profound and fresh approach to self understanding and deeper insights into the meaning of personal freedom and mature love.

~ Rollo May

I’m a Krishnamurti guy.

~ Jack Nicholson

What I like about K is he's soooo bright -- one of the most intelligent

people I ever met - also I've never met someone with more energy -- I

stood next to him it was like a nuclear reactor ! and we shook hands

etc. - he gave me a flower once. I don't agree with everything K said --

and am skeptical about some things, and am certainly not his follower.

He had weaknesses -- but also that was part of his greatness. He was a

human - but a most amazing one in his incredibly insightful mind, big

heart, and the most energetic body I'd ever touched or seen.

~ Reza Ganjavi


1. Flame of Learning

2.    A Timeless Spring (K at Rajghat, India)

3.    A Wholly Different Way of Living

4.    All The Marvelous Earth

5.    Beginnings of Learning

6.    Beyond Violence

7.    Books in Demand

8.    Commentaries on Living 1 st Series

9.    Commentaries on Living 2nd Series

10.    Commentaries on Living 3rd Series

11.    Education & the Significance of Life

12.    Eight Conversations

13.    Exploration Into Insight

14.    Fire in the Mind (w. P Jayakar)

15.    Freedom From the Known

16.    Freedom, Love and Action (Pocket Edition)

17.    In the Light of Silence...

18.    Krishnamurti 100 Years (paper back, illus.)

19.    Krishnamurti for Beginners

20.    Krishnamurti in Greece

21.    Krishnamurti On Education

22.    Krishnamurti Reader (Penguin)

23.    Krishnamurti To Himself

24.    Krishnamurti's Notebook

25.    Last Talks At Saanen 1985

26.    Letters to the Schools Volume One

27.    Letters to the Schools Volume Two

28.    Meditations (Pocket Edition)

29.    Meditations KFI

30.    Meeting Life

31.    Mind Without Measure

32.    On Fear

33.    On Freedom

34.    On Living and Dying

35.    On Love and Loneliness

36.    On Mind And Thought

37.    On Nature and the Environment

38.    Questioning Krishnamurti

39.    Reflections on the Self (R Martin)

40.    Second Penguin Krishnamurti Reader

41.    Talks with American Students

42.    The Awakening of Intelligence

43.    The Book of Life

44.    The Ending of time

45.    The First and Last Freedom

46.    The Flame of Attention

47.    The Flight of the Eagle

48.    The Future is Now

49.    The Future of Humanity

50.    The Impossible Question

51.    The Network of Thought

52.    The Way of Intelligence

53.    The Wholeness of Life (KFI edition)

54.    To Be Human

55.    Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti

56.    Tradition and Revolution

57.    Truth and Actuality

58.    Understanding Ourselves

59.    Washington D.C. Talks 1985

60.    You Are the World

"What are you Doing with your Life?"  by J. Krishnamurti, Edited by Dale Bick Carlson.

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