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An Uncommon Collaboration

Author : David Moody
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For more than two decades, renowned theoretical physicist David Bohm engaged in a close collaboration with psychological philosopher J. Krishnamurti. The two men participated together in 144 recorded dialogues and many unrecorded conversations, and the transcripts of their discussions appear in several published volumes. Their mutual interests encompassed the whole of human consciousness, its nature and structure, and the sources of illusion and conflict in the individual and in society. An Uncommon Collaboration: David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti describes the course of their relationship from beginning to end, including the substance of their dialogues as well as the uneven quality of their personal interactions. Author David Edmund Moody worked with both men for more than a decade, and his observations of them inform and supplement his description of their relationship. Bohm's background as a physicist was characterized by his close associations with Oppenheimer and Einstein, his revolutionary contributions to the foundations of quantum mechanics, and his clash with the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, an event which ultimately deprived him of his American citizenship. Krishnamurti's background was notable for his break with the Theosophical Society, which had nurtured him as a youth and hailed him as the World Teacher. He developed his own independent philosophy, one which offered penetrating insights into the human condition and emphasized freedom from all authority in psychological and religious matters. An Uncommon Collaboration: David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti describes the life stories of the two men individually as well as the nature and quality of their relationship. The book concludes with a critical assessment of each man's contribution to the work they were engaged in, their mutual accomplishments, and the issues that remain unresolved. Moody's work with Bohm featured several recorded dialogues that examined Bohm's views on Krishnamurti's philosophy and his personality. Complete transcripts of these conversations provide a rich, illuminating supplement to the text.

The Unconditioned Mind

Author : David Edmund Moody
ISBN : 9780835630344
Genre : Religion
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“Like an iridescent diamond,” is how David Moody describes revered philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti in this intimate portrait of him at the Oak Grove School in California. Krishnamurti, once groomed by Theosophists to become the next World Teacher, founded the school in 1975 and personally oversaw it for the last decade of his life. Moody, Oak Grove’s first teacher and later director, recounts their close work together and explains Krishnamurti’s ideas with splendid clarity. He also recounts how those ideas sparked competition among the staff, producing a complex force-field that challenged Moody to the utmost. The resulting drama, and Krishnamurti’s involvement in it, forms the core of this rare, behind-the-scenes view.

Infinite Potential

Author : F. David Peat
ISBN : UOM:39015038161751
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Recounts the life of the physicist, psychologist, and philosopher David Bohm, including his friendship with J. Robert Oppenheimer and his protest against Senator Joseph McCarthy, and explains his landmark scientific discoveries and his work with Eastern philosophy.

The Future Of Humanity

Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN : 906271742X
Genre : Human beings
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Knocking At The Open Door

Author : R.E. Mark Lee
ISBN : 9781504365031
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J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was thought by many to be a modern-day equivalent of the Buddha. In fact, he was once even considered to be the second coming of Christ. While many think it wonderful to live and work in close proximity with such a person, its difficult to understand the depth of what this means and how challenging this might be. In Knocking at the Open Door, author R.E. Mark Lee provides an ordinary person view of what being close-up and working together with such a man means, how it challenges one at every turn, and how it causes one to question ceaselessly, even more deeply than one ordinarily would. Lee offers an insightful, candid, and heartfelt narrative that reveals various unknown facets of the eminent world teacher J. Krishnamurti and highlights his distinctive vision for education worldwide. This comprehensive volume brings alive the practical and everyday interactions Lee had with Krishnamurti during a twenty-year period in India and the United Sates. Knocking at the Open Door shares a clear and honest account that demonstrates the challenges of working with Krishnamurti in running a school that is true to the teaching and yet able to function in the reality of modern parental, student, and educational establishment expectations.

Always Awakening

Author : Michael Mendizza
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Insights Into Education

Author : J. Krishnamurti
ISBN : 9781912875047
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Insights into Education presents the educational philosophy of J. Krishnamurti in an easy to use, topic-based format. It is a practical handbook that comes alive when used as an introduction to group investigation and dialogue. What it offers to teachers everywhere is an inroad into the many matters of concern with which they are faced on a daily basis. That we cannot continue as we have been doing, with rote-learning, fact-finding, and a modicum of analysis as the building blocks of education, is obvious to anyone who is at all concerned with teaching and learning in a world with accelerating technological advancement, alienation, and despair. It is these very issues that are tackled here, sometimes implicitly but always at depth. What Krishnamurti proposes, and here discloses, is a different approach to learning altogether, one that distinguishes itself radically from what we normally understand by that term: the accumulation of knowledge, with its application and testing. By narrowing down our understanding to the pragmatic and the measurable, we forfeit the opportunity to probe deeply and to awaken intelligence in our students and in ourselves. What is meant by intelligence in this context is not the capacity to memorize and measure, but that subtler ability to see the whole which comes alive in a human being when he/she sees the limits of the measurable. To awaken this intelligence is the goal of education.

The Ending Of Time

Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
ISBN : 0060647965
Genre : Religion
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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.

Changing Consciousness

Author : David Bohm
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041400180
Genre : History
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Direct, visceral, sometimes startling photographs from all over the world provide a striking expression of the pressing crises of our day. Accompanying the photo essay by Mark Edwards is a dailogue with preeminent, theoretical physicist David Bohm. 65 black-and-white photographs.

A Jewel On A Silver Platter

Author : Padmanabhan Krishna
ISBN : 9781312819900
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book gives an intimate portrayal of the philosopher sage Jiddu Krishnamurti by several of his colleagues who knew him over many decades and interacted with him closely. It reveals several aspects of the man and investigates his teachings in depth. The author, Professor P.Krishna, was a Professor of Physics and was closely associated with him for nearly 3 decades. He has lectured all over the world and conducted dialogues about Krishnamurti's teachings.

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