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Krishnamurti and Mental Telepathy II

Another incident bears upon the theme of Krishnamurti and mental telepathy.  This incident occurred in his final days when he was confined to his bed in Pine Cottage.  He had been conducting two or three meetings with trustees of his three foundations -- America, England, and India -- in order to finalize his wishes regarding which foundation would hold the copyright to his work.  At that time, I was serving as director of the Oak Grove School, and living with my wife in the...

Krishnamurti and Mental Telepathy I

The Theosophical Society that discovered and nurtured the young Krishnamurti had a philosophy that emphasized the reality and the significance of the occult.  They had and still have an exclusive "Esoteric Section" devoted in part to the study of occult phenomena....

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Lunch with Krishnamurti III

Krishnamurti's manner on the public platform and in meetings with teachers radiated a sense of deep and orderly seriousness, a quality not quite severe, but compellingly intense.  The first thirty or forty times I saw him were under these circumstances, and the...

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Lunch with Krishnamurti II

Krishnamurti had a certain place where he preferred to sit at lunch.  It was at the end of the table, in the position nearest the door to the kitchen.   Everyone knew his preference, so no one sat in that seat, even though he was one of the last to sit down.  The...

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Lunch with Krishnamurti I

During the years when I knew him — from 1975 until his death in 1986 — Krishnamurti spent about three months each year in Ojai.  He would usually arrive sometime in February and leave around mid-May.  During this period, he took his lunch daily in the long dining room...

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Observation

Yogi Berra, the great catcher for the New York Yankees, was known for his illogical statements that somehow made perfect sense.  For example, "Nobody goes to that restaurant any more -- it's too crowded."  Or, "It ain't over 'til it's over."  But my favorite of his...

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Meeting Krishnamurti

I met Krishnamurti for the first time about five or six weeks into the opening of the first year of the Oak Grove School.  At that time, I was the school's only academic teacher.  One of the consultants to the school was a professor at UCLA who had attended a few...

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