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Krishnamurti: A Biography
Pupul Jayakar
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Krishnamurti: A Biography

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A contemporary of Krishnamurti and one of his closest associates, Pupul Jayakar provides an insightful look at one of the great spiritual leaders of our time.
Hardcover, 516 pages
Published October 1st 1986 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 1986)
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Apr 29, 2014 martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By any standard, Krishnamurti was one of the most important and fascinating spiritual figures of the 20th century; by many standards, he was one of the most important in history. This is an intimate biography written by a close friend, and explores his life and teachings simultaneously. Krishnamurti reportedly said at his death that not a single person had understood his life or teachings; this is tragically reflected in the book: many casual listeners came to him looking for a 'freedom FOR the ...more
Oct 29, 2013 Marcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure what to make of this book. It's not a biography in any traditional sense of the word. You learn a little bit about Krishnaji's early childhood, but not enough for my taste. Although the way that his upbringing is portrayed with Annie Besant and Charles Webster Leadbeater is quite disturbing. I have quite a distaste for both of them; it seems quite clear that Leadbeater was a pedophile and I wonder about the relationship he had with Krishnaji and his brother as a result. I also think ...more
Vidya Rengaswami
A complete and thorough insight into the life of one of the most charismatic and fascinating personalities of the 20th century....the book catches every nuance of JK's personality, his spiritual quest, his never ending search for the ultimate truth and every bit of his of the best tributes to the great person that Mr. Krishnamurti was...
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Fairly good. Inspiring and extremely honest. Good to get a different approach to life and death.
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