Meditation and Readings Discussion - Krishnamurti

Before there was Zen in the west...before there were hundreds of people talking about nonduality on the internet...there was Krishnamurti. His early life is the stuff of legends. He was found by the Theosophists (yeah the ones in Wheaton) in India as a boy and groomed to be Maitreya the coming world teacher. He walked away from them and said "truth is a pathless land". Other insights he stated were "the observer is the observed" and "you are the world". After leaving the theosophists he taught around the world for the rest of his life and it is said that he has talked to more people in person than anyone in recorded history. The book we will read, Truth and Actuality,  has a couple of conversations with the physicist David Bohm and a few public talks. He is not for the new seeker. It is not that what he is saying is complex or highly philosophical as he talks in everyday plain language...it is just that if you have not been introspective for awhile what he is pointing out may be difficult to ascertain at first glance. There are a bunch of videos of him on youtube. Here is one that talks about his life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDlDWLg7-H8

Here is a talk with Chogyam Trungpa on meditation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqL9c4jYigk

Here is the book...

http://www.amazon.com/Truth-Actuality-Krishnamurti-Classics-Jiddu-ebook/dp/B00CLITQMM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383761880&sr=1-1&keywords=truth+and+actuality


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  • Carn P.

    Interesting discussion on and interpretation of krishanmoorty s dialogs It was stimulating and a good learning experience

    2 · December 12, 2013

    • Suzanne

      Yes, it's so much more than just reading!

      December 13, 2013

  • eric

    Sorry I did not post what we would read. If you can read the first 3 dialogues with David Bohm.

    December 11, 2013

  • eric

    Here is a link to the book online. I don't know if this book is copyrighted though. I see that the official Krishnamurti Foundation website does not sell it but they sell video formats of the talks. Maybe I will give them a call and get clarification on this other site.

    http://www.jiddu-krishnamurti.net/en/truth-and-actuality/

    November 8, 2013

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