Jean Klein (spiritual teacher)
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Jean Klein (October 19, 1912 – February 22, 1998) was a French author, spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita Vedanta (Nondualism). According to Jean Klein, it is only in a "spontaneous state of interior silence that we can open ourselves to our true nature: the 'I Am' of pure consciousness."
Jean Klein was born in Berlin. He spent his childhood in Brno. He studied musicology and medicine in Vienna and Berlin. He arrived in France in 1932-1933, and during WWII worked for the French Resistance. He left for India around 1954 to study yoga and Advaita Vedanta for three years. During those three years he met a spiritual teacher of Advaita, "Panditji" Rao, and returned to the West to become a spiritual teacher himself. He died in Santa Barbara, California. Several of his disciples, including Francis Lucille, went on to become spiritual teachers themselves.
- Be Who You Are, 1978, ISBN 0-7224-0167-1; 2006, ISBN 0-9551762-5-5
- Ease of Being, 1986, ISBN 0-89386-015-8
- Who Am I? The Sacred Quest, 1988, ISBN 1-85230-029-9; 2006, ISBN 0-9551762-6-3
- I Am, 1989, ISBN 1-877769-19-3; 2006, ISBN 0-9551762-7-1
- Transmission of the Flame, 1990, ISBN 1-877769-22-3; ISBN 1-877769-20-7
- Open to the Unknown: Dialogues in Delphi, 1993, ISBN 1-877769-18-5
- Beyond Knowledge, 1994, ISBN 1-877769-23-1; 2006, 0-9551762-8-X
- Living Truth: Where Time and Timelessness Meet, 1995, ISBN 1-877769-24-X; 2007, ISBN 0-9553999-1-2
- The Book of Listening, 2008, ISBN 0-9553999-4-7
Article ‘Propos du vieux Tcheng’ (‘words from Old Cheng) ‘Être’, 1974.