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J. Krishnamurti: A Life

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An intimate and insightful portrait of a remarkable teacher and spiritual leader J. Krishnamurti (1895??"1986) was born in Madanapalle, a small town west of Chennai, to Brahmin parents. In 1909, at the age of fourteen, he was proclaimed as a saviour and subsequently taken to England by Annie Besant. There, he was educated privately and groomed for the role of World ...more
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Published May 24th 2005 by Penguin India
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Cathleen Ross
May 23, 2015 Cathleen Ross rated it it was amazing
Well written account of Krishnamurti. Rings with truth and plants suspicion where it is due.
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Endearing story of a boy chosen for a great future, going through tremendous pains. And when the time comes for him to take the position for which he was 'prepared', he renounces it. No one supports him, and the very people who brought him up oppose him. He has to leave them all and walk his own way.

I have read (and re-read) a lot of what Krishnamurti, or K, said, yet the letters he and speeches of the time when he was breaking off from the Theosophical Society have a fresh energy in them. This
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