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Can The Mind Be Quiet?
Living, Learning and Meditation
By (author): Jiddu Krishnamurti
9781786782755 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Mindfulness & Meditation Aug 13, 2019
$14.95 CAD
Active 5.12 x 7.78 x 0.8 in 288 pages Watkins Media Watkins Publishing
One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century describes a series of his encounters around the world with a wide variety of spiritual seekers. Their questions and his answers explore the nature of the lived experience, the details of profound self-inquiry and how to live a fulfilled life.

These 60 chapters, with titles like “Solitude Means Freedom”, “All Seeking is from Emptiness and Fear”, and “Life is an Extraordinarily Beautiful Movement”, carry the essence of Krishnamurti’s teaching style and profoundest wisdom.

Each one reflects an encounter K had at different times during the sixties and seventies. It opens with a poetic account of the location where the encounter took place, plus occasionally a description of the seeker that K has met. The chapter then moves back and forth between the seeker and the teacher, giving the reader plenty to reflect upon.

This is previously unpublished material. Readers will be captivated by the luminous prose and the piercing insight. The style is enigmatic and poetical but each chapter contains more than enough for the reader to consider, perhaps as a daily practice. In the style of Paulo Coelho they have the quality of fables, but the teaching is far more profound and challenging.

Krishnamurti is a genuine spiritual giant of the last century. People influenced by him include John Lennon, Aldous Huxley, Van Morrison and the Dalai Lama.

His brand of calm self-inquiry is becoming increasingly popular because of teachers like Eckhart Tolle (another fan) and Mooji.

His most recent title (What Are You Doing With Your Life) has struck a chord with younger readers and has been reordered several times by Urban Outfitters.

There are Krishnamurti Centres around the world, from Slovenia to Australia, and from the United States to his native India.

Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. He claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. For nearly sixty years he traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life in 1986 at the age of ninety.

Author Residence: Ojai, California

Author Hometown: India

Marketing: Promoted through Watkins Media’s magazines, on-line platforms and social media channels.
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