Research Study

Sources Utilized For This Study


(1) The main source of this study is the Krishnamurti CD-ROM by the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust-1991. This CD-ROM contains the complete published works of Krishnamurti (from 1933-1986) and includes his talks, discussions, dialogues, Questions-Answers, writings etc.

(2) Archival material at Krishnamurti foundations. (as quoted in Books by Mary Lutyens, Pupul Jayakar, Susunaga Weeraperuma and G Narayan).

(a) The Years of Awakening by Mary Lutyens Avon books USA
(b) The Years of Fulfillment by Mary Lutyens Avon books USA
(c) The Open Door by Mary Lutyens Avon books USA
(d) Biography of Krishnamurti by Pupul Jayakar
(e) The River meets the ocean by G. Narayan
(f) 'J. Krishnamurti as I knew him' by Susunaga Weeraperuma. Motilal Banarsidass.
(g) The Sayings of J. Krishnamurti-Susunaga Weeraperuma, Motilal Banarsidass
(3) Reference books consulted :-
(a) Lives of Alcyone by CW Leadbeater. Theosophical Society.
(b) Thousand Suns-Asit Chandmal (collection of pictures of K and a few anecdotes).

This study utilizes excerpts from the entire life span of Krishnamurti's teachings from 1920's to 1986 and is representative of the whole spectrum of his teachings.

This study is genuine, authentic and unbiased. Word by word as Krishnamurti said and not a word from outside. I have not added anything from my side. The wordings of the questions put to Krishnamurti by others in discussions / dialogues / question and answer sessions have not been utilized for this study. Whatever J. Krishnamurti has said has been presented without altering it in anyway.

The sources of the sayings of J Krishnamurti have been mentioned along with the quotes. I have taken paragraphs from the first part of this study and these paragraphs are entirely a collection of K's own words. These paragraphs are sourced from more than one source and as such the source for such paragraphs is mentioned simply as 'CD-ROM'. Kindly refer to the first part of this study (K on sensations/the journey from sensations to sacred by K) to find how that study was done. Please utilize the word search option on the KFT CD-ROM to verify the authenticity of any statement or to find out the source/reference. At several places in the study I have mentioned the name of the book and the page no from where the quote has been taken. All these books have been published by KFI. The material contained in these books is available on the CD-ROM and detailed source/reference can be checked by using the CD-ROM.

The reference of all non CD-ROM sources (Archival material) have clearly been mentioned and for further details please check the book mentioned.


(1) The major input of this study is from the publications of Vipassana Research Institute (VRI)-Igatpuri (Nasik) India-422403. The discourses of Shri S N Goenka and Sayagyi U Ba Khin as published by VRI have been utilized alongwith the research articles published by VRI.

TIPITAKA: VRI has compiled the Chattha Sangayana CD-ROM which is the most authentic compilation of the Buddha's sayings alongwith commentaries and sub commentaries in Pali. All the research papers and publications of VRI utilize this CD-ROM.

The books and sources utilized are :-

a) Tipitak mein Samyak Sambuddh (Vol. I and II) (in hindi) VRI
b) Jage Pavan Prerna (hindi) VRI
c) Jage Antarbodh (hindi) VRI
d) Maha Satipatthana Suttam-VRI
e) Discourses on Satipatthana Sutta by Shri S N Goenka-VRI
f) Sayagyi U Ba Khin Journal VRI
g) Art of Living by William Hart-VRI
h) Dhammageetam (Hindi/Pali)-VRI
i) Manuals of Dhamma by Ven Ledi Sayadaw-VRI
j) A Re appraisal of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras by Shri S N Tandon VRI
k) Vipassana newsletters (english/hindi) as published by VRI Igatpuri. These newsletters are available at the archives in Igatpuri and some of them are available on the website
l) Dhamma archives and Q/A collection on the website of Vipassana. ( )
m) audio recording of S N Goenka's Talks / Q/A at Calcutta, Igatpuri and Pune.
The pali quotations of the teachings of Lord Buddha and their translations have mostly been taken from VRI sources. VRI publications and the CD-ROM compiled by them and the translations are considered to be genuine and authentic. At several places excerpts from the articles/discourses of S N Goenka/Sayagyi U Ba Khin have been added for clarity.
DR. S N Goenka-D litt by Nalanda University is considered to be world Vipassana Teacher and an authority on pariyatti and Patipatti (theory and practice of Buddha's Teachings) and he learnt Vipassana from Sayagyi U Ba Khin the great Burmese Vipassana Teacher.

The VRI CD-ROM can be utilized to verify the authenticity and to check the reference of any discourse by Lord Buddha.

Kindly check the book sources mentioned for further details and for further reading.

Non VRI books utilized for this study are:

a) The Buddha and His Teachings - Narada. (BPS Sri Lanka)
b) The five aggregates by Matthieu Boisvert. (Canadian Corporation for study in religion.)
c) The Buddha's Ancient Path by Thera Piyadassi. (Corporate Body of Buddha Educational Foundation)
d) The All Embracing Net Of Views (Brahmajala Sutta) by Bhikkhu Bodhi (BPS Kandy Sri Lanka)
e) A comprehensive manual of Abhidhamma Narada, Bodhi (BPS-Sri Lanka)
f) Visuddhimagga - 'The Path of Purification' by Thera Nanamoli.



Please check for info on K CD-ROM, publications, the foundations in USA, UK and India.


:Please check and for Tipitaka CD-ROM, publications, addresses of Vipassana meditation centres and course schedules all over the world.

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- Munish Agarwal

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