Krishnamurti's Journal

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Krishnamurti's Journal
Krishnamurti's Journal.jpg
Author Jiddu Krishnamurti
Country United States
Language English
Subject Philosophy, autobiography
Publisher Harper & Row
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 100 pp (1st US edition)
ISBN 978-0-06-064841-1

Krishnamurti's Journal is a diary of Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986). It was originally published in 1982.

About the work[edit]

Krishnamurti kept a diary at various dates between September 1973 and April 1975, while he was staying at Brockwood Park, Rome and California. As was the case with his earlier Notebook, he did not give any particular reason for the keeping of this journal which (also like the Notebook) started and ended suddenly.

His biographer Mary Lutyens stated in foreword that Krishnamurti wrote "with a clarity that shows how vivid is his memory for natural scenery, arising from the acuteness of his observation. This journal also reveals to what an extent his teaching is inspired by his closeness to nature."[1] The diary is notable for it being written in the third person, and it has apparently inspired at least one published poem.[2]

This journal's reputed favorable public reception, lead to the publication in 1987 of yet another diary by Krishnamurti: Krishnamurti to Himself.[3]

Select editions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Krishnamurti's Journal 2004, p. 5 (in "Foreword"). Retrieved 2010-07-24.
  2. ^ Beyer, Lynne (1993). "Krishnamurti's Journal". Grand Street. New York: Grand Street Publications (46): 213. ISSN 0734-5496. JSTOR 25007686. (subscription required) [jstor]. he sat on / a rock disappeared into the fold / of morning . Retrieved 2010-09-28. [Note this poem may also be referring to other diaries by Krishnamurti].
  3. ^ Jiddu, Krishnamurti (1987). "Foreword". Krishnamurti to Himself. Foreword by Mary Lutyens (1st US ed.). San Francisco: HarperCollins. pp. 5–6. ISBN 978-0-06-064877-0. J.Krishnamurti Online 60039. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 

External links[edit]

  • Krishnamurti's Journal – J. Krishnamurti Online [JKO]. Web document serial no/id: JKO 250. Krishnamurti Foundations. "J. Krishnamurti Online, the official repository of the authentic teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti." Retrieved 2011-03-06.