Cover image for The inner life of Krishnamurti : private passion and perennial wisdom
The inner life of Krishnamurti : private passion and perennial wisdom
Sanat, Aryel.
Personal Author:
First Quest edition.
Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Quest Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvi, 324 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
"A publication supported by the Kern Foundation."
Subject Term:
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
B5134.K75 S26 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



Aryel Sanat's meticulously researched and cogently argued exploration of Krishnamurti's inner life and experiences explodes a number of popular myths about Krishnamurti, particularly that he denied the existence of the Theosophical Masters and disdained the esoteric side of the spiritual path. Rather, Sanat persuasively demonstrates, Krishnamurti had a rich and intense esoteric life. Moreover, the truths of the Ancient Wisdom, as revealed through the Masters, were a reality to Krishnamurti every day of his life, from his boyhood until his death. The real story of Krishnamurti's inner life is shown to have critical implications for our understanding of Krishnamurti's life and ideas and for our views of Theosophy, Buddhism, the teachings of Gurdjieff---indeed, the entirety of contemporary spiritual thought.

Author Notes

Aryel Sanat (Miguel Angel Sanabria) is currently Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Part 1 The Fountainhead
Chapter 1 The Perennial Philosophyp. 3
Chapter 2 A New Perspectivep. 35
Chapter 3 Mutationp. 55
Part 2 The Passion
Chapter 4 Initiationp. 99
Chapter 5 Process and Authorityp. 119
Chapter 6 The Experimentp. 139
Part 3 The Other
Chapter 7 The Belovedp. 179
Chapter 8 Ecce Homop. 211
Chapter 9 Maitreyap. 241
Notesp. 271
Selected Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 307