MEETING ON APRIL 6, 2019
Presentation: “The Life and Work of J. Krishnamurti”
Speaker: Ms. Vidya Vasanth
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Brief Description of the Presentation
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 to 1986) was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer. His core teaching is that “Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection…” In 1969, he founded the Krishnamurti Foundation of America whose mission is to preserve and disseminate the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. He was the author of several books including “At the Feet of the Master”, “Freedom from the Known,” and the “First and Last Freedom.” Ms. Vasanth will speak on the life, work and teachings of J. Krishnamurti.
Short Bio of the Speaker:
Ms. Vidya Vasanth was born in Kolar India into a theosophical family. Both her parents were second generation theosophist, and hence she was raised in a family with strong ties to the Society. She graduated with Master’s in Biochemistry from Bangalore University and moved to Houston in 2005. Her first memories of the Theosophical Society were her first visit to Adyar and Vasanth Vihar (J. Krishnamurthy House in Chennai) at the age of 6 with her mom. Since then, she has a strong inclination towards the teachings of the Theosophical Society. After her recent visit to Adyar for the 2018-2019 International Convention, she experienced a profound calling for an in-depth study and service to the Society. She loves to read and dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to studying some Theosophical literature. Some of the book that have helped her greatly are “The Light of Asia”, “At the Feet of the Master”, “Masters and The Path”, “The Voice of the Silence”, “Light on the Path”, and most recently discovered gem “The Solar System”. J. Krishnamurthy’s teachings hold a special place in her heart. Books like “Freedom from the Know” and “A dialogue with one self” have transformed her greatly and still stand as a guiding light on her spiritual journey.
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