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Re: Theos-World Krishnamurti

Nov 05, 2001 04:40 PM
by Dennis Kier

The Sloss biography is a deeply biased book. More of a hatchet job,
but it does go into all his sexual escapades that the author was aware
of. He was living in her household as she was growing up, and having
an on-going feud with her father. So, she dishes out all the dirt, as
she gives her own insights into his character.

A much more in depth book is a three volume biogarphy by Mary Lutyens,
KRISHNAMURTI, The Years of Awakening, ; The Years of Fulfilment; The
Open Door., although since she was relying on K's memories, some
inacuracies crept in. One such was on page 144 of K, The Years of
Awakening, about what he could remember of meeting with his Father,
when he visited India in 1922.

A much more expanded and more accurate description of that visit is on
pages 43 & 44, of Pupul Jayakar's KRISHNAMURIT, A Biography, by an
Indian friend and author. She says that K & his brother visited their
father three days in a row, which is quite a different story than
Lutyens' story of the memories of K.

And also, look for Aryel Sanat's THE INNER LIFE OF KRISHNAMURTI,
written with a better understanding of "The Process" and the on-going
Overshadowing of K by the Masters.

Of all the books, the Sloss book is the most sensational, and tabloid
like. Of all the books, the best is the Jayakar & the Sanat
books. -(IMO)-

Sloss, Lives in the Shadow with J. Krishnamurti, ISBN 0-201-62701
Lutyens, Krishnamurti The Years of Awakening, ISBN 0-380-00734-7
Lutyens, Krishnamurti, The Years of Fulfilment, ISBN 0-380-68007-6
Lutyens, Krishnamurti, The Open Door ISBN 0-374-18225-6
Jayakar, Krishnamurti, A Biography, ISBN 0-06-250401-0
Sanat, The Inner Life of Krishnamurti, ISBN 0-8356-0781-X


----- Original Message -----
From: John Beers <>
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Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 6:08 PM
Subject: Theos-World Krishnamurti

> Does anyone have any information about Krishnamurti?
> I don't know what info you want, but an excellent biography of
his later
> life is "Lives in the Shadow with J Krishnamurti" by Radha Rajagopal
> She was born after his rejection of Theosophy, and he was somewhat
of a
> father-figure to her as she grew up. He comes across as a gentle
and loving
> man, but deeply flawed in some ways.
> If you are interested in Geoffrey Hodson's view of
> failure, check out
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to

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