Commentaries on Living

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Commentaries on Living
Author Jiddu Krishnamurti
Country United States
Language English
Genre Creative nonfiction (philosophy)
Publisher Harper
Published 1956–1960
Media type Print
No. of books 3 (List of books)

Commentaries on Living: From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti is a series of books by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986). It consists of 3 volumes, originally published in 1956, 1958 and 1960.

About the series[edit]

During the 1930s and 1940s Krishnamurti was intermittently keeping notes of his philosophical observations, his inner states, his musings about nature, and his discussions with individuals and groups. Aldous Huxley, a longtime friend of his (they first met in 1938), encouraged him to continue writing, and to eventually publish the notes.[1] The resulting series of books, subtitled "From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti", was edited by Krishnamurti associate Rajagopal Desikacharya (commonly D. Rajagopal).[2]

List[edit]

  • Jiddu, Krishnamurti (1956). Desikacharya, Rajagopal, ed. Commentaries on Living. From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti. Series One (1st US ed.). New York: Harper. 254 pp. OCLC 1207760.
  • —— (1958). Desikacharya, Rajagopal, ed. Commentaries on Living. From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti. Series Two (1st US ed.). New York: Harper. 242 pp. OCLC 317495017.
  • —— (1960). Desikacharya, Rajagopal, ed. Commentaries on Living. From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti. Series Three (1st US ed.). New York: Harper. 312 pp. OCLC 1579146.

Select editions[edit]

Quest Books[edit]

  • Jiddu, Krishnamurti (1967). Desikacharya, Rajagopal, ed. Commentaries on Living. From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti. First Series (1st Quest Books ed.). Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House. 288 pp. ISBN 0-8356-0390-3.
  • —— (1967). Desikacharya, Rajagopal, ed. Commentaries on Living. From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti. Second Series (1st Quest Books ed.). Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House. 242 pp. ISBN 0-8356-0415-2.
  • —— (1967). Desikacharya, Rajagopal, ed. Commentaries on Living. From the notebooks of J. Krishnamurti. Third Series (1st Quest Books ed.). Wheaton, Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House. 312 pp. ISBN 0-8356-0402-0.

Indian subcontinent[edit]

Other media[edit]

The First Series was released as an audiobook on audio cassette. The whole series is available as an ebook in several editions and formats.[3]

Reviews[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lutyens, Mary (2003) [originally published 1983. London: John Murray]. Krishnamurti: The Years of Fulfilment. Bramdean: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. pp. 59, 94. ISBN 978-0-900506-20-8. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Lutyens 2003, "Chapter 9: Commentaries on Living", pp. 91–106.
  3. ^ OCLC 220103024 (Audiobook); OCLC 644530081 (Ebook edition).

External links[edit]

  • "Commentaries on Living: First Series"J. Krishnamurti Online [JKO]. Website serial no./id: JKO 179. Krishnamurti Foundations. "J. Krishnamurti Online, the official repository of the authentic teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti." Retrieved 2011-03-06.