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ALL THE MARVELOUS EARTH

All The Marvelous Earth is an anthology of Krishnamurti's writings on nature and is unlike any of his previous works.

To read this book is to share a rare insight into the world of nature and human nature. Krishnamurti’s finely observed descriptions were made during daily walks in city parks, the countryside, forests, and mountains. Carefully chosen photographs by noted photographers reinforce the text and bring home a fundamental truth that lies at the heart of our environmental concern: “If you hurt nature you are hurting yourself”.

Through his deep appreciation of beauty and his questioning of our relationship with nature, Krishnamurti goes beyond the environmentalists’ appeal for sustainable development to argue that the interaction between humankind and nature has a deeper, life-enhancing significance. The striking photographs in this book are by 48 of the world’s top photographers.

HARDBACK  (A beautiful gift) Cost: $41.40

SOFT COVER  Cost: $34.60

Version: Hardback/Softcover

THE BOOK OF LIFE          Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti

365 Daily Meditations on Freedom, Personal Transformation, Living Fully and Much More, from the Man the Dalai Lama Described as “One of the Greatest Thinkers of the Age”.

Cost: $33.05

THE ENDING OF TIME

This very important work offers penetrating dialogues between the great spiritual leader and the renowned physicist that shed light on the fundamental nature of existence. Krishnamurti and David Bohm probe such questions as 'why has humanity made thought so important in every aspect of life? How does one cleanse the mind of the 'accumulation of time' and break the 'pattern of ego-centered activity'? The Ending of Time concludes by referring to the wrong turn humanity has taken, but does not see this as something from which there is no escape. There is an insistence that mankind can change fundamentally; but this requires going from one's narrow and particular interests toward the general, and ultimately moving still deeper into that purity of compassion, love and intelligence that originates beyond thought, time, or even emptiness.

Cost: $36.35

 

KRISHNAMURTI'S NOTEBOOK

I wrote it (Krishnamurti’s Notebook) as a diary while I was travelling…but I did not write it for publication. I describe what I call the process---my sensation of being outside the ordinary world, of being completely at peace and removed from conflict. This happens only from time to time and clearly it is impossible to describe to anybody who has not experienced it. But I have attempted to put into words the actual pain and sensation which goes with the heightened consciousness. It is not intended in a romantic way: if you lead a certain type of disciplined, quiet life you release a kind of energy---that’s a scientific fact--- and this affects the non-mechanical part of your brain so that you enter into a new dimension. The physical organism is incapable of meeting it and so you get the pain. I am not suggesting that everyone should try to attain this, but it may be of interest to some people who have followed my thoughts and ideas to know what happens on a more personal level.

J Krishnamurti    (Interview with The Guardian)

Cost: $37.55

KRISHNAMURTI'S NOTEBOOK - SHORT VERSION

Cost: $25.00

KRISHNAMURTI ON GOD

"On God" contemplates our search for the sacred. "Sometimes you think life is mechanical, and at other times when there is sorrow and confusion, you revert to faith, looking to a supreme being for guidance and help." Krishnamurti explores the futility of seeking knowledge of the "unknowable" and shows that it is only when we have ceased seeking with our intellects that we may be "radically free" to experience reality, truth, and bliss. He presents "the religious mind" as one that directly perceives the sacred rather than adhering to religious dogma.

Cost: $21.30

THINK ON THESE THINGS

'The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the expressions of what we are pleased to call our culture, our education, religion, politics and tradition; and he throws much light on such basic emotions as ambition, greed and envy, the desire for security and the lust for power - all of which he shows to be deteriorating factors in human society.' From the Editor's Note; Krishnamurti's observations and explorations of modern man's estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with astonishing morning freshness.' Anne Marrow Lindbergh

Cost: $28.00

KRISHNAMURTI ON THE MIRROR OF RELATIONSHIP:      LOVE, SEX AND CHASTITY

This book features excerpts on the title's theme from Krishnamurti's talks and discussions held between 1933 and 1967. They have proven helpful in dialogues and for use in high school and college classrooms. There are talks on marriage, love, relationship, and sex. Krishnamurti states, "sex becomes an extraordinary, difficult, and complex problem so long as you do not understand the mind." Krishnamurti asks the reader to investigate essential questions: How can I live with another without conflict? Why are relationships difficult? What is awareness in relationship? Do I really know what love is? What does it mean to learn in a relationship? What is the role of thought and memory in relating to another?

"There is no escape from relationship. In that relationship, which is the mirror in which we can see ourselves, we can discover what we are, our reactions, our prejudices, our fears, depression, anxieties, loneliness, sorrow, pain, grief. We can also discover whether we love or there is no such thing as love. So, we will examine this question of relationship because that is the basis of love." - J. Krishnamurti Madras, India, 1982. 

Cost: $29.60

THE POCKET KRISHNAMURTI – Shambhala Classics

Here is a pocket-size collection of teachings from J. Krishnamurti, one of the most influential spiritual figures of the twentieth century. With great insight and immediacy, these teachings explore what Krishnamurti calls the art of living. He addresses such topics as the way of life without conflict; skill and clarity in action; living and dying; and meditation and the sacred in daily life. This previously unpublished material comes together to create a little gem to be taken to heart in living our lives simply and intelligently.

Cost: $22.00

KRISHNAMURTI: REFLECTIONS ON THE SELF

Described by the Dalai Lama as "one of the greatest thinkers of the age", Jiddu Krishnamurti has influenced millions throughout the twentieth century -- including such notables as Joseph Campbell, Dr. Jonas Salk, Aldous Huxley, Van Morrison, Bertrand Russell, Henry Miller, and Bruce Lee -- and his work continues to inspire even a decade after his death. Because Krishnamurti had no interest in presenting theories, his thought is far removed from academic philosophy in the analytic tradition, yet his insights remain extremely relevant to contemporary philosophical theories and to people who are passionately interested in understanding themselves and the world. Rather than a theorist, Krishnamurti was a seer and a teacher. He saw inherently distorting psychological structures that bring about a division in every person's consciousness between "the observer" and "the observed". This division, he believed, is a potent source of conflict -- both internally for the individual and through the individual externalized for society as a whole. Krishnamurti envisioned a radical transformation in human consciousness and offered a way to transcend these harmful structures. Krishnamurti: Reflections on the Self is a collection of Krishnamurti's writings and lectures about the individual in relation to society. In Reflections, he examines the importance of inquiry, the role of emotions, the relation between experience and the self, the observer/observed distinction and the nature of freedom.

 "In my own life Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own restrictions to my freedom". -- Deepak Chopra, M.D

Cost: $35.40

TO BE HUMAN

At the heart of this extraordinary collection are passages from the great teacher's talks that amplify and clarify the nature of truth and those obstacles that often prevent us from seeing it. Most of these core teachings have not been available in print until now. Besides presenting the core of Krishnamurti's message, the book alerts the reader to his innovative use of language, the ways in which he would use "old words with new interpretations," then gives practical examples, showing that we can clarify our understanding of life itself—and act on this new understanding.

Cost $29.00

CAN HUMANITY CHANGE

Discussions between Krishnamurti and a group of Buddhist scholars provide a unique opportunity to see what this great teacher had to say about Buddhist teachings.
The conversations, which took place at Brockwood Park, England in the late 1970s, focus on human consciousness and its potential for transformation. When asked about following a guided practice Krishnamurti said, "Oneself is already secondhand, living in the shadow of others, so why look to others?"

Cost: $27.15

KRISHNAMURTI’S JOURNAL

In September 1973 Krishnamurti suddenly started keeping a journal. For nearly six weeks he made daily entries in a notebook. For the first month of that period he was staying at Brockwood Park, Hampshire, and for the rest of the time in Rome. He resumed the journal eighteen months later while in California.

Nearly every entry starts with a description of some natural scene which he knew intimately, yet in only three instances do these descriptions refer to a place in which he was actually staying. Thus the first page of the entry describes the grove in the park at Brockwood, but by the second page he is evidently in Switzerland in imagination. It is not until he is staying in California in 1975 that he again gives a description of his actual surroundings. For the rest, he is recalling places he has lived in, with a clarity that shows how vivid was his memory for natural scenery, arising from the acuteness of his observation. This journal also reveals to what an extent his teaching was inspired by his closeness to nature.

Throughout, Krishnamurti refers to himself in the third person as ‘he’, and incidently he tells us something about himself which he had not done before.

Mary Lutens  (Krishnamurti’s Authorised Biographer)

Cost: $31.00

FREEDOM, LOVE and ACTION

In these dialogues and reflections, chosen for their particular intensity and clarity, Krishnamurti points to a state of total awareness beyond mental process. With his characteristic engagement and candor, he addresses such topics as freedom from the known, inward flowering, true transformation, and why it is best to love without attachment.

Readers unfamiliar with Krishnamurti's thought will find his major concerns discussed here, setting the mind free from its conditioning.

Cost: $30.80

KRISHNAMURTI ON INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY

By focusing on the fact of our entrenched conditioning and the necessity for the psyche to undergo a revolution, Krishnamurti brings us to the interface, the source of both the individual and society. Krishnamurti states, The individual is important only in the sense that he has the capacity to free himself from his conditioning and understand reality the individual is essentially the collective, and society is the creation of the individual. This Study Book features statements on this theme from Krishnamurti's talks and discussions held between 1933 and 1967.

Cost $32.20

WHAT are you DOING with your LIFE?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? J. KRISHNAMURTI TEACHINGS FOR TEENS, edited by Dale Carlson. Teens learn to understand the self, the purpose of life, work, education, relationships. Through paying attention rather than accepting the authority of their conditioning, they can find out for themselves about love, sex, marriage, work, education, the meaning of life and how to change themselves and the world. The Dalai Lama calls Krishnamurti "One of the greatest thinkers of the age."

Cost: $33.05

J Krishnamurti – Where can Peace be Found?
 

Krishnamurti taught that in order for there to be peace in the world, we must each first make peace with ourselves. No spiritual path, leader, or philosophy will guide us in this endeavour; this transformation of the human psyche is a truth that each of us must discover within ourselves

Cost: $33.00

KRISHNAMURTI ON LOVE AND LONELINESS

In 1950 Krishnamurti said: "It is only when the mind is not escaping in any form that it is possible to be in direct communion with that thing we call loneliness, the alone, and to have communion with that thing, there must be affection, there must be love. "On Love and Loneliness" is a compelling investigation of our intimate relationships with ourselves, others, and society. Krishnamurti suggests that "true relationship" can come into being only when there is self-knowledge of the conditions which divide and isolate individuals and groups. Only by renouncing the self can we understand the problem of loneliness, and truly love.

Cost: $31.05

BIOGRAPHY: THE TRANSPARENT MIND By Donald Ingram Smith

Over a 40-year period Ingram Smith, a media host with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, traveled with J. Krishnamurti. Smith recorded Krishnamurti's lectures and dialogues that took place throughout India, Sri Lanka, Europe, Australia, and America.

Equal parts historical memoir and personal reflection, this is a book about philosophy, both traditional and personal, and about one man's search to come to terms with his humanity and spirituality. This is a candid disclosure of how in the course of a lifetime one man was radically changed by a great teacher who said,

"You are the teacher and the student...understand your own mind and you understand the world."

Smith's inward journey to discover his own mind and his place in the world spanned four continents and decades.

Cost: $37.70

FACING A WORLD IN CRISIS

"Krishnamurti is one of the greatest philosophers of our age."—the Dalai Lama

 J. Krishnamurti, one of the most beloved and renowned religious teachers of the twentieth century, often taught his students that they must look at the state of the world, with all its violence and conflict, if they are ever to understand themselves. To turn away from world events was for him not to be alive to what life has to teach.

Facing a World in Crisis presents a selection of talks that Krishnamurti gave on how to live in and respond to troubling and uncertain times. His message of personal responsibility and the importance of connecting with the broader world is presented in a nonsectarian and nonpolitical way. Direct and ultimately life-affirming, Facing a World in Crisis will resonate with readers today who are looking for a new way to understand and find hope in challenging times

Cost: $29.00

KRISHNAMURTI ON RIGHT LIVELIHOOD

In a world frantic to produce, possess, and consume, few of us have time to
wonder if our work damages the environment; if we are making the most
of our talents or simply making a living. Krishnamurti presents sage and eloquent
teachings on these issues of vital concern to us all.

Cost: $28.00

KRISHNAMURTI ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Social reforms may be brought about through legislation or through tyranny, but unless the individual radically changes, he will always overcome the new pattern to suit his psychological demands-which is what is happening in the world.
It seems to me very important, then, to understand the total process of individuality, because it is only when the individual changes radically that there can be a fundamental revolution in society.
It is always the individual, never the group or the collective, that brings about a radical change in the world, and this again is historically so.
Now, can the individual, that is, you and I, change radically? This transformation of the individual-but not according to a pattern-is what we are concerned with, and to me it is the highest form of education. It is this transformation of the individual that constitutes religion. - J Krishnamurti 

Cost: $29.00