By Mary Lutyens

ISBN-10: 0900506229

ISBN-13: 9780900506222

Having formerly written 3 books on Krishnamurti, this publication covers the entire tale of his lifestyles and philosophy. the writer knew him in India now not lengthy after the leaders of the Theosophists came upon him, as a boy in India, believing him to be the automobile for the arrival Messiah. the tale of his schooling and adjustment to the western international is explored, his later denial of his Messianic function and his emergence as an international instructor who attracted the eye of the United countries and the main eminent in several fields equivalent to Nehru, Dalai Lama, Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, Mrs Gandhi, Iris Murdoch, David Bohm and Bernard Levin.

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Nor did he have any help from Nitya who was now very ill again and had gone up to Ootacamund with Madame de Manziarly. ‘I suppose it will all stop some day,’ Krishna wrote from Adyar in January to Mrs Besant, who was in Delhi, ‘but at present it is rather awful. I can’t do any work etc. ’ But it was not nearly so intense as it had been. Shortly before writing this, Krishna had been to Madanapalle, his birthplace, to look for a site for a university he was longing to build. He discovered a lovely place in the Tettu valley about ten miles from the town and 2,500 feet above sea level.

All day long I remained in this happy condition. Mr Warrington also wrote an account of the experience, vouching for the truth of the other two. Copies of the three accounts were sent to Miss Dodge and Lady Emily with a request to the latter to have a few copies made by some very reliable person since they were strictly private. 30 or nine o’clock in the evening after his meditation, and were accompanied by pain in the * A Sanskrit word, here used probably as a state of trance. A simple definition is: ‘The excellent process of Samadhi destroys death, leads to eternal happiness and confers the supreme Bliss of Brahman [Reality]’.

The passage which struck him most was: ‘All conquering and all knowing am I, detached, untainted, untrammelled, wholly freed by destruction of desire. Whom shall I call teacher? ’ This time at Amphion was probably the happiest normal holiday Krishna ever had. He was sad that Lady Emily could not be there. ‘How you would enjoy all the childish and joyish side,’ he wrote. He would have particularly liked her to be with him on an expedition to Chamonix. ‘So calm and dignified those mountains looked...

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