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An in-depth review of The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, appears in Volume XV, Number 4 of the Theosophical History Journal.  The review, written by Joseph Conti, states:

Consisting of over two-hundred, piquant sayings, The Quotable Krishnamurti is topically arranged, addressing pressing existential issues such as “Acceptance,” “Experience,” “Leadership,” “God,” “Meditation,” “Respectability,” “Self-Discovery,” “Sorrow,” and “The Unknown.” Epstein has indeed assembled a dazzling variety of apothems that, taken together, present Krishnamurti’s primary themes.

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Rene Wadlow has written an insightful review of  The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School by David Edmund Moody for Transnational Perspectives.

 

The review reads, “How to put the insights of J. Krishnamurti into practice in the framework of a primary through secondary private school in California is the theme of this fascinating account by the former director of the school, David Moody… The book can be read on two levels: one, the pedagogical implications of Krishnamurti’s ideas on the processes of the mind, and on another level, on the joys and sorrows of progressive school management.”

 

Click here to read the review in full. The review also appears on the Theosophical Order of Service website.

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On Tuesday, The Quotable Krishnamurti editor Robert Epstein was featured in an in-depth interview with BlogTalk radio’s Online with Andrea host Andrea R. Garrison.

Don’t miss this wonderful interview.  Click here to listen to the interview online.

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Our December release, The Unconditioned Mind: J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School by David Edmund Moody, has been receiving some great media attention this month.

 

The popular spiritual blog DailyOM featured The Unconditioned Mind as a ‘Library Pick’ for December, and posted an excerpt from Chapter 2: Observation.  The excerpt can be read online here.

Also in December, the book was featured on the website Jiddu-Krishnamurti.net, complete with an author profile and review.

On December 9, the Ojai Valley News printed a profile article about the book and its ties to the local community.  The article, which appears on page two, can be read here.

And, finally, on December 13 an insightful review written by Rene Wadlow was posted on Theosophy.net.  The review can be read online here or via Scribd below.

 

 

 

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The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, has been getting some great review coverage!

Library Journal recently reviewed the title under their “Spiritual Living” column. The review reads:

 VERDICT Many readers will find Krishnamurti’s message of radical freedom and idiosyncratic self-realization more timely than ever; excellent for individual seekers and libraries starting a collection of non-Western spirituality.

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And Midwest Book Review also posted a great review online and in the print edition of Wisconsin Bookwatch, which says:

Truth is not an absolute, and it certainly does not come from a sheltered understanding. “The Quotable Krishnamurti” looks to the work of philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, who threw away the pressures of his Theosophist teachers and came to pursue his own philosophy free from teachings of others. Robert Epstein compiles his quotes on a grand slew of subjects that speak on many levels of our lives and society, from sex to anger, to the very concept of truth and what it really means. “The Quotable Krishnamurti” is profound, thoughtful, and very highly recommended to philosophy collections.

This review is listed on “The Philosophy Shelf” on www.midwestbookreview.com.

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The new July/August issue of Theosophy Forward endorses The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, as a Notable Book!

 

The review reads:

 

Krishnamurti’s writings, like his life, are a puzzling labyrinth. People tend to respond to both the man and the literature in diverse ways. For Krishnamurti fans, this collection of brief quotations is a useful way of seeing what he had to say on a variety of subjects. For those unfamiliar with the Krishnamurti writings (which are mainly transcriptions of talks he gave), this little volume is an excellent introduction.

The book consists of several hundred topics with one or more sentences or short paragraphs setting forth Krishnamurti’s comments on those topics, which range from “acceptance” to “you are the world.” The book also has an informative introduction by Epstein on Krishnamurti, the man and his teachings.

 

Click here to read the full review online, or to download the full July/August issue of Theosophy Forward, visit www.theosophyforward.net.

 

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O’Mahony’s Booksellers has written two rave reviews of recent Quest Books titles!  The reviews read:

The Brightened Mind: A Simple Guide to Buddhist Meditation
Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu

“The brightened mind is one that is able to make better choices,” says Sumano Bhikkhu. Having left the hectic world of Chicago real estate decades ago to become a Thai Buddhist monk, he knows what he’s talking about. This simple, short introduction to meditation, particularly well suited to young people, can help anyone rattled with the stresses of living in today’s society rife with financial uncertainty, war, crime, and the psychological assaults of bosses, teachers, and the media. His methods increase awareness, strengthen positive mental states, and develop insight. Eventually, the feeling of being overwhelmed becomes replaced with a sense of innate brilliance and trust in one’s natural abilities. Moreover, the meditation Sumano teaches opens access to the infinite wisdom of the Universal Mind. An appendix on lovingkindness is an added benefit, providing the tools needed to face all challenges with a poised, cool, and compassionate heart.

The Quotable Krishnamurti
Edited by Robert Epstein

Truth is a pathless land; you cannot approach it by any religion. . . . My only concern is to set men absolutely free. So said Jiddu Krishnamurti, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1905, as a teenager he was groomed by Theosophists C. W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant to become the next World Teacher. Yet later he broke from his mentors, refusing to play the messiah. For decades he traveled the globe, urging his followers to pursue their own, individual freedom without dependence on any doctrine. Hence this book’s guiding purpose. Author Robert Epstein culls key quotations from Krishnamurti’s Commentaries on Living and other works. Conveniently organized from A to Z, topics range from acceptance and anger to consciousness, fear, fulfillment, God, hope, joy, love, nonviolence, reincarnation, relationship, self-understanding, sex, suffering, vegetarianism, war, and wisdom. “You are the world, and the world is you,” said Krishnamurti. “If there is a radical transformation in the structure of an individual’s psyche, it will affect the whole consciousness of man.” This small jewel of a book contains enormous power to inspire readers to just such a change.

Read these reviews online here:    The Quotable Krishnamurti      The Brightened Mind

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The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Branches of Light includes three Quest Titles!  See below for reviews of:

The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château byPatrice Chaplin

Sufism and the Way of Blame: The Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology byYannis Toussulis, Ph.D.

The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein


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The Portal, Sufism and the Way of Blame and The Quotable Krishnamurti are all on Amazon!

The popular website DailyOm.com has posted an excerpt of one of our newest books, The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, as a ‘From the Library’ featured pick!

Click here to read the excerpt.

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An in-depth review of The Quotable Krishnamurti by Robert Epstein has recently appeared in RALPH: The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and the Humanities.

The review reads, “He went on to live a life as a mere sage, giving speeches to those who came to him (mostly in Madras, India and at his retreat in Ojai, California). His presentations were simple, free of cant … if a little spacey. I recall hearing several that were broadcast over KPFA, and I remember being struck by the fact that I could access so little of their content the day after, although to this day I remember his hypnotic repetition of the words ‘the observer’ and ‘the observed.’ Evidently the confusion of the two (I think this was his point) is that when we cease to make such a distinction, we will be on the beginning of the road to peace or whatever the hell it is that we think we are seeking.”

Read the full review here.

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Theosophical Network member and blogger Rene Waldow has published a thought-provoking review of Robert Epstein’s The Quotable Krishnamurti.

“At each step toward deeper awareness, Krishnamurti highlights the difficulties, how we are unaware of distortions, how wanting to do good, we create new distortions.  He does not give direct advice on how to go beyond the distortions. The hope is probably that by being more aware of the subtle types of distortions, we will not fall into the traps.  Awareness may lead to a disintegration of the distortions.  Beyond the distortions, there may be something we might call ‘reality’ or ‘the way things are’, but even that is not sure because if anyone has reached that stage, he has not come back to describe it.  Thus the one ‘oneliner’ remains the key to the talks ‘Truth is a pathless land.’”

Read the full review on Rene’s blog, or download the review from Scribd.

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The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, has been reviewed in the Meta-Reality section of New Consciousness Review!

“‘You are the world, and the world is you,’ said Krishnamurti. ‘If there is a radical transformation in the structure of an individual’s psyche, it will affect the whole consciousness of man.’ This small jewel of a book contains enormous power to inspire readers to just such a change.”

Read the full review here.

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This review was originally posted March 8, 2011.

Banyen Books & Sound has posted another great review of one of our Spring 2011 releases!  The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, comes out this June.  Here’s what the folks at Banyen have to say:

Truth is a pathless land; you cannot approach it by any religion… My only concern is to set men absolutely free.” So said Jiddu Krishnamurti, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1905, as a teenager he was groomed by Theosophists C. W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant to become the next World Teacher. Yet later he broke from his mentors, refusing to play the messiah. For nearly 60 years Krishnamurti traveled the world over, urging all humans to pursue their own, individual freedom without dependence on any doctrine or organization. He passionately rebuked violence, decrying both goverments and organized religion, insisting they result in conformity, division and fragmentation, rather than harmony.

“God is disorder,” Krishnnamurti once remarked during a talk. He shocked many in the audience. It was a shock designed to jolt us out of the consensus trance we typically inhabit until our graves. In your hands is a collection of insights and truths, originating in love and compassion, to jolt you into full attention.  Krishnamurti was awake; will you dare to join him in wakefulness and make your own revolution?   —Robert Epstein

Robert Epstein has culled key quotations from Krishnamurti’s talks and writings. Conveniently organized from A to Z, topics range from acceptance and anger to consciousness, fear, fulfillment, God, hope, joy, love, nonviolence, reincarnation, relationship, self-understanding, sex, suffering, vegetarianism, war, and wisdom. “You are the world, and the world is you,” said Krishnamurti. “If there is a radical transformation in the structure of an individual’s psyche, it will affect the whole consciousness of man.” This small jewel of a book contains enormous power to inspire readers to just such a change.

When you are open, there is unending help in all things, from the song of a bird to the call of a human being, from the blade of grass to the immensity of the heavens.

 

You can also read this review as it is posted on Banyen.com here.

Pre-order your copy of The Quotable Krishnamurti on Amazon today!

 

The Quotable Krishnamurti, edited by Robert Epstein, will be released this June, and already the excitement is building!

Jiddu-Krishnamurti.net, a site dedicated to educating people about the 20th century’s most revered spiritual teacher, has posted some excellent information about the book here.

 

Iconoclast, peace activist, philosophical teacher: Jiddu Krishnamurti is arguably the greatest spiritual figure since the Buddha or Christ. This book captures Krishnamurti’s highly prized, sobering realizations, to awaken and transform today’s determined seeker, idealist and realist alike.

Born in colonial India in 1895, a young Krishnamurti was discovered on a beach by the leaders of the Theosophical Society.  Heralded by the society as the long-awaited World Teacher, Krishanmruti was adopted and groomed in Great Britain for his messianic destiny.

In 1929 Krishnamurti shocked and dismayed his innumerable followers by renouncing his role as World Teacher and disbanding the Order of the Star, formed to honor his prophesied fulfillment. It was at this moment that Krishnamurti firmly protested “truth is a pathless land”, which endures today as his most celebrated speech.

For nearly 60 years from that point on Krishnamurti traveled the world over, awakening masses of hungry listeners to the urgent needs of humanity. He implored mankind to live the fully awakened life in order to create a free and peaceful world. Krishnamurti advocated the necessity for meditation, vegetarianism, and environmental conscientiousness in daily living for the true pursuit of liberation and enlightenment. He passionately rebuked violence, decrying both governments and organized religion, insisting they result in conformity, division and fragmentation, rather than harmony.

Now for the first time in an alphabetized anthology, The Quotable Krishnamurti arranges by topic this venerated teacher’s core messages, spanning decades of lecturing and authorship. Subject headings include essential topics such as Awareness, Compassion, Forgiveness, Karma and Non-violence.

The Quotable Krishnamurti encompasses Krishnamurti’s deepest thoughts, revealing an uncompromising faith in humanity as relevant today as during his first talk nearly 100 years ago.

Pre-order The Quotable Krishnamurti on Amazon today!

Robert Epstein is a licensed psychologist, haiku poet and freelance writer.  Epstein has been studying J. Krishnamurti’s teachings for thirty years.  He is the co-editor, with Sherry Phillips, of The Natural Man, an anthology of quotations of Henry D. Thoreau, also published by Quest Books.  Robert and wife Stacy live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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