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Kaigal Valley
In awareness…there is no
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KFI Gathering .... Page 4 (Excerpts from Krishnamurti’s Choiceless Awareness.
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I am full of ambition, the desire for power,

position, prestige, and I also feel that I
must know what love is, so I am in a state of
contradiction. A man who is after power,
position, prestige has no love at all though he
may talk about it; and any integration of the

two is impossible, however much he may desire

it. Love and power cannot join hands. So what
is the mind to do? Thought, we see, will only
create further contradictions, further misery. So can the mind be aware
of this problem without introducing thought into it at all? Do you
understand, or am I talking Greek?
Sirs, let me put it in still another way. Has it ever happened to
you—I am sure it has—that you suddenly perceive something, and in
Vasanta Vihar

that moment of perception you have no problems at all? The very

moment you have perceived the problem, the problem has completely

ceased. Do you understand, sirs? You have a problem, and you think
about it, argue with it, worry over it; you exercise every means within
the limits of your thought to understand it. Finally you say, ‘I can do no

more.’ There is nobody to help you to understand, no guru, no book.

You are left with the problem, and there is no way out. Having inquired

into the problem to the full extent of your capacity, you leave it alone.
Your mind is no longer worried, no longer tearing at the problem, no
longer saying, ‘I must find an answer’; so it becomes quiet, does it not?
And, in that quietness, you find the answer. Hasn’t that sometimes
happened to you? It is not an enormous thing; it happens to great
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A view of Kaigal Valley where the Krishnamurti Foundation India

runs several projects – Report on next page
Vasanta Vihar Newsletter March - June 2007

In Kaigal Valley...
(In Kaigal Valley, not far away from Krishnamurti’s birthplace Madanapalle, the Krishnamurti Foundation India runs
several projects which, over the years, have grown silently, steadily. Read about it in this Newsletter.- Ed.)

N estled amidst the hills of the

Palamaner ghats in the
Chittoor forests lies Kaigal Valley.
teaching mixed age-groups include
making and using models, games,
cards, and other tools to cater to
large parts of KEEP land for
natural regeneration and in-situ
conservation. The land here is
A rivulet, a tributary of the Palar different age-groups and levels of considered sacred, and is
river, flows through the valley and learning within a group. protected. Many areas have been
supports a rich, moist, deciduous For schools and colleges: Kaigal afforested with native tree species,
forest along its course. On either and the forests around provide many of which were raised in the
side of the valley rise rocky hill scope for students to experience KEEP nursery. Afforestation
slopes with dry, deciduous habitat. simple living and come in close programmes are taken up with
The Kaundinya Wildlife contact with nature. Various community participation in
Sanctuary, the only elephant activities can be organized for the forest land surrounding
sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh, is a students based on their age and Mugilurevu, one of the tribal
part of this region. It is in this interests. They could be edu- villages with which KEEP inter-
lovely Kaigal Valley that the cational in nature or focus more acts closely and within its land.
Centre for Kaigal Education and on camping and trekking. Rainwater harvesting and
Environment Programme (KEEP) Kaigal is an ideal place for protection of natural regeneration
of the Krishnamurti Foundation conducting field studies in ecology, are the main conservation
India is located. biology, geography, forestry, activities in the reserve forest.
Retreat: Kaigal is a place for conservation, natural resource Biodiversity Documentation:
inquiry and silence, and the economics, sociology, and Between September 2003 and
Retreat here provides an anthropology. This is done with the February 2004, a vegetation survey
opportunity for those who wish to help of the Germ Plasm Bank and covering three reserve forests on
experience solitude, go for long Forest Nursery. These two were the fringes of Kaundinya
walks in the forest, and reflect on established in the year 2003 with Sanctuary, covering an areas of 60
human life. Simple accommo- the aim of conserving and, was conducted. This infor-
dation is available for a family or increasing the population of the mation has been recorded in a
a group at a time. Tents are native species of plants found in database, documented in the form
provided for those who wish to stay the reserve forests of the region. of Field Guides to Trees, Shrubs
in the wilderness. The nominal fee The Germ Plasm Bank has a and Herbs, and is further sup-
collected from guests goes into a collection of seeds from about 60 ported by a herbarium collection
fund that supports various native plant species belonging to available at the Germ Plasm Bank.
activities. the forests around. The Forest Livelihood Programmes: This is an
Education: Over the last six Nursery has about 20,000 saplings important component of the
years several educational pro- of endangered and rare species of conservation efforts, since many
grammes have been initiated; plants raised from the seeds plant species contribute
these include: collected. New species are being significantly to the livelihood
Interactive Teacher Workshops: constantly added to the seed bank security of the tribal communities.
Teacher enrichment, a very and nursery, and research on seed Their knowledge of vegetation
important component of the germination and regeneration is a diversity, their uses, and the status
education programme, provides continuing process. of the populations of different
an opportunity for teachers from Workshops for rural communities: native species is beyond doubt one
rural schools to interact with These workshops focus on income of the best sources of information
experts from various disciplines— generation through value addition that possibly exists on this subject.
literary scholars, scientists, to the non-timber forest produce Close interaction with know-
mathematicians, artists, and so on. that the local tribal communities ledgeable people from three tribal
Focus areas of the workshops are have traditionally collected. communities contributed to a
learning through observation of Biodiversity Conservation: The wealth of information, which was
the immediate environment, Centre has been involved in a used in all areas of work, from
mapping, nature walks and nature number of activities that are documenting diversity to seed
study, and survey of local important links in forest collection, nursery raising, and
communities. The approaches in conservation. It has set aside identifying important forest

Vasanta Vihar Newsletter March - June 2007

Choiceless Awareness: A selection of passages from the teachings of J. Krishnamurti.
A handy 7’ x 7’ volume, pp.176, Price Rs 130.

T he passages in this Study Book

have been taken directly from
Krishnamurti’s talks and books
children to do the same, this book
will be a valued addition to his
previous works. In discussions with
held with the students of the
Rajghat Besant School in Varanasi
in 1954, the book is excellent
from 1933 through 1967. The teachers at the Brockwood Park material for those interested in
compilers began by reading all the School, England, he assumes the value education—parents,
passages from this period which role of a person coming to teach teachers, educationists. Besides,
contained the phrase choiceless in such a school and explores the it has all along been popular with
awareness, the theme of this book. new teacher’s relationship with the ordinary readers who have
Over 600 passages were studied, his colleagues and students, regarded it as an easy and simple
and the aspects of choiceless questioning the nature of freedom introduction to Krishnamurti’s
awareness most frequently and authority, the source of fear vision of life. No wonder the
addressed by Krishnamurti were and violence, and the possibility of Parabola magazine has chosen it
noted. These aspects then formed awakening intelligence and as ‘one of the hundred best
the outline for the contents of this sensitivity. Above all, he challenges spiritual books of the century’.
book. Krishnamurti spoke from the teachers—and the reader—to We would welcome any finan-
such a large perspective that his look at the need for a radical cial support for this project, which
entire vision was implied in any psychological change. Demy, pp. is part of our endeavour to
extended passage. If one wishes 207, Price Rs 100. introduce Krishnamurti to a new
to see how a statement flows and young readership.
out of his whole discourse, one Another subsidized edition: As
can find the full context from you perhaps know, the Foundation Hindi books: Hindi translations
the references at the foot of has brought out four titles—The of Krishnamurti’s books have been
each passage. First and Last Freedom, Freedom published for the first time by a
from the Known, Beyond Violence, well-known Hindi
A Flame of Learning: and Education and the publisher, Rajpal and
Krishnamurti with Teachers: Significance of Life—as subsi- Sons, Kashmiri Gate,
Many educators and dized editions. The first one is Delhi—6, and these are
parents have found priced at Rs 50 and the other three available in all leading
Krishnamurti’s insight at Rs 20 each. Now another book Hindi bookshops. The
into the human is now being brought under this two titles are: Ishwar
condition specially category—This Matter of Culture. Kya Hai? (On God) and Shiksha
relevant to the This book was first published Kya Hai? (Talks with Students:
education of children. abroad in 1964 as Think on These Varanasi 1954). Price Rs 125 and
For them and for others who wish Things, which will be the title of Rs 175 respectively. If the books
to live wisely in a world of growing the new edition. Consisting of the are not available locally,
confusion, and who wish their talks and dialogues Krishnamurti Turn to next page

produce for income-generation stop where you need to alight, is Waterfalls bus stop, you have a 10-
programmes for the communities. on the Palamaner–Kuppam road minute walk on a mud road leading
The income generated from the at a distance of 28 km from to the waterfalls to reach KEEP.
sale of honey and pickles is shared Palamaner and 59 km from Kaigal valley enjoys good weather
with the people and is also used Kuppam. You can come from all through the year. Summer
to continue the activities in the Bangalore or Chennai by train and months (April, May, June) do get
area of tribal welfare. Bee-keeping get off at Kuppam. From Kuppam, very hot sometimes. If you wish
was introduced as an appropriate take a bus going towards to come, please contact: Kaigal
income-generating activity for Palamaner (1 to 1½ hours). You Education and Environment
these people who were already can come from Bangalore, Programme, Krishnamurti
very familiar with handling Chennai, or Madanapalle by bus Foundation India, Kaigal,
beehives. and get off at Palamaner. From Thotakanam Post, Byreddipalli
Reaching Kaigal: Kaigal Palamaner, take a bus to Kuppam Mandal, Chittoor—517415, AP.
Waterfalls, the name of the bus (1 to 1½ hours). From the Kaigal Website : P

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contact: Rajghat Education Dhyanangal: This is a postage Rs 40. Available at

Centre—KFI, Rajghat Fort, Malayalam translation of Krishnamurti Foundation India,
Varanasi—221 001. E-mail: M e d i t a t i o n s , Mumbai Centre, Himmat Niwas, translated by V.D. 31, Dongersey Road, Malabar Hill,
Jayadevan and pub- Mumbai—400 006. Tel: 91 22
Oriya books: Nearly 27 books are lished by DC Books, 23633856. Fax: 91 22 24450694.
available in Oriya, some priced at Kottayam. An attrac- E-mail:,
Rs. 10 each. For details tive gift edition, it runs
contact KFI Cuttack to 168 pages and is
Centre, Purighat priced at Rs 80. Available in all Despatch of
Road, Telenga Bazar, leading bookshops in Kerala. Newsletters
Cuttack—753 009. As we had announced in the
Orissa. E-mail: Documentary in Gujarati: The November 2006 issue of the Challenge of Change dubbed in newsletter, we lost some addresses
Gujarati under the title from our database, resulting in
Ullmana Puratchi: A translation Parivartan no Padkar. This delayed despatch of our
into Tamil of the series of ten feature-length films, documenting newsletters in English, Tamil,
talks Krishnamurti gave in Krishnamurti’s life from boyhood Telugu, and Malayalam. However,
Bombay in 1953. The title, which to his mid-80s, uses rare film and we hope to keep to our normal
means ‘a revolution in the photographs gathered from schedule from now on.
unconscious mind’, reflects archival and private collections Meanwhile, many people have
Krishnamurti’s main theme in throughout the world. Through opted for our E-Newsletters ever
the series. The source of the series intimate interviews and public since we created the facility for it
is The Collected Works of gatherings, the depth of his in November. You may also do so
J. Krishnamurti Vol. VII. The message is conveyed as he speaks by visiting the Homepage of our
translation is to be published in England, Switzerland, India and website and
soon by Narmada Padhippagam, the United States. Price: VCD Rs signing up for the newsletter(s) of
Chennai. 100; DVD Rs 150. Packing and your choice. P

News & Notes Vacancies in our schools

KFI Annual Gathering: The CAOs: The Krishnamurti Foundation India is looking for Chief
Annual Gathering of the Administrative Officers for two of its educational centres. Those with
Krishnamurti Foundation India good educational qualifications and long administrative experience may
will be held this year on the 22nd, kindly apply in writing to: The Secretary, Krishnamurti Foundation
23rd and 24th of November in the India, Vasanta Vihar, 124 Greenways Road, Chennai—600 028.
Rishi Valley School, Andhra E-mail:
Pradesh. Participants will arrive Sahyadri School: Invites applications for the posts of teachers in
on the 21 st and leave by the Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Hindi, Music (Indian or Western),
afternoon/evening of the 24 th . and Science (for junior and middle school). Located 75 km from Pune
Details regarding registration amidst great natural beauty, Sahyadri is a fully residential, co-
will be published in the July issue educational, ICSE school, intended to be not only a centre of academic
of the newsletter. excellence, but also a place where children and educators explore the
fundamental questions of life. Preference will be given to teachers with
Study Centres: Some years ago varied interests and capabilities. Please apply to: The Principal,
we had published in this newsletter Sahyadri School, Post Tiwai Hill, Tal. Rajgurunagar, Dist. Pune—410513
information about the activities of E-mail: Website: P
the Krishnamurti Study Centres
run by individuals and groups in So we request all Study information for the benefit of the
several parts of the country. It Centres, old and new, to write to many new people who contact us
seems some more Centres have us providing updates on their through post or e-mail, visit book
been started recently thanks to current activities (video fairs, or read our English, Tamil,
individual initiatives. And it is screenings, discussion meetings, Telugu, or Malayalam newsletters.
possible that many people in these etc.) and giving their postal
localities are unaware of the addresses, telephone numbers, Week-end Retreats: The
existence of such Centres. and e-mails. We shall publish this Turn to next page

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The Krishnamurti Library Network in India completed

D uring the last six years, the Krishnamurti Foundation India has been donating Krishnamurti’s books, in
English and regional languages, to select libraries in India and neighbouring countries. In February last
year, a major initiative was launched—the All-India Teachings Dissemination project—to place Krishnamurti’s
books in all the important public libraries of the subcontinent. The project is now complete and has achieved
its objective of creating ‘a network of Krishnamurti libraries’ which enables anyone in any part of the region
to access Krishnamurti books within a short travelling time.
The addresses of these libraries in India have been published, State-wise, in the previous issues of the
Newsletter; some more are given below.
If you want to find out the address of the nearest such library in your locality, visit
and click on the link provided on the Homepage.
CHATTISGARH Bhawan, Raipur; Raipur District Library, Circle, c/o Pushp Kumar Dixit, A-H/23
Kankar Municipal Corporation Library, Majh Nalghar Chowk, Near Fire Brigade, Raipur; Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar, Sukhli, Indore;
Para (old Court Building) Kankar, Bastar; Pandit Sundar Lal Sharma Library, Pandit Acharya Shri Vidyasagar Shodh Samsthan,
Bastar Government District Library, Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur; Shri Brahmi Sundari Prasthashram, 21
Jagdalpur, Bastar; Bilaspur Govt District Vivekananda Memorial Library, Ramkrishna Kanchan Vihar, Vijay Nagar, Jabalpur;
Library, District Education Office, Mission Vivekananda Ashrama, Raipur; Chedilal Agarwal Pustakalay, Darhai, Near
Jagdalpur, Bilaspur; Subharam Shaw Rajnandgaon Govt District Library, Near Radha Kanya School, Jabalpur; Jabalpur Govt
Vachanalaya, Nagar Nigam, Juna Bilaspur, Usman Chowk, Rajnandgaon. District Library, P S M Campus, Jabalpur;
Pachri Ghat, Bilaspur; Dr. E. Rajendra Rao Nagar Nigam Pustakalay, Gandhi Bhawan,
Library, Sewa Bhawan, Near Company MADHYA PRADESH Near Victoria Hospital, Jabalpur; Jhabua
Garden, Bilaspur; Habudin Barick District Pandit Sambhunath Shukla Public Library, Zilla Pustakalay, Eklavya Sanskriti Bhawan,
Library, Nagar Palika, Babu Chotelal Nagar Panchayat, Main Road, Near Kotwali, Thandla Gate, Jhabua; Bankoyet Library,
Srivastav Bhawan, Opp. Post Office, Anuppur: Jaiprakash Loknayak Vachanalay, Kachari Chowk, Near Forester Playground,
Dhamtari; Durg Municipality Corporation Purani Sabji Mandi, Nehru Park, Ashok Katni; Manik Smarak Vachanalay, Bombay
Library, Gunjpara (old Ganj Mandi), Durg; Nagar; Balaghat Zilla Granthalay, Civil Bazar, Station Road, Khandwa; Khargone
Abhishek Library, LIG-228, Padmanabhpur, Lines, Circuit House Road, Balaghat; Gandhi Rajakiya Zilla Granthalay, M.G.Road, Middle
Durg; Durg Goverment District Library, Library, Near Gol Market, Bhind; Acharya School, Ground No.5, Khargone; Mandla
Near Gandhi Chowk, Durg; Shil Sahitya Naren Dev Pustakalay, Kamala Park, Zone Govt District Library, Mandla; Vidya Vihar
Parishad, Near Dharam Hospital, Janjgir; No. 5, Ward No. 26, Bhopal; Bhopal Govt. Municipal Library, Ghanta Ghar, Mandsaur;
Mahatma Gandhi Zila Vachanalay, Nagar District Library, Tin Shed, Near Jain Morena Public Library, Near Nehru Park,
Palika Parishad, Kawardha; Junior Club, C Mandir, T T Nagar Bazar, Bhopal; Dr. Salsa College Road, Morena; Narsinghpur
S E B, Korba East; Korba Public Library, Ambedkar Municipal Library, Sadar Manzil, Shasakiya Zilla Pustakalay, Front of Kathal
Geetanjali Bhawan, Nagar Palika Nigam, Phanegarh, Bhopal; Iqbal Library & Public Petrol Pump, Subhash Park Chowraha,
Korba; Junior Recreation Centre, SECL Reading Room, Iqbal Maidan, Bhopal; Narsinghpur; E Library, Town Hall,
Colliery, Korba; Mahasamund Nagar Palika Maulana Azad Central Library, Itwara Road, Neemuch; Panna Zilla Pustakalay, Front of
Library, Nagar Palika Office, Mahasamund; Bhopal; Sri Sarvajanik Gandhi Vachanalay, Zilla Shiksha Adhikari Office, Panna; Raisen
Durg College Library, K K Road, Raipur; Gujrati Samaj Market, Burhanpur; Balvadra Govt. District Library, Near DEO Office,
Mahanta Sarba Das Library, Mahanta Pustakalay, Nowgong, Chhattarpur; Raisen; Rajgarh Zilla Pustakalay, Parayan
Ghashi das Samrak Sangrahalay, Near Raj Chhattarpur Zilla Pustakalay, D E Office, Chowk, Hanuman Ghari, Rajgarh; Ratlam
Chhattarpur, B.K.D; Saraswati Sadhan Zilla Pustakalay, Kothari Market, Dobatti,
Pustakalay, Beside Kotwali, Chowk Bazar, Ratlam; Rewa Govt Central Library, Near
week-end retreats being held Chhattarpur; Chindwara Zilla Pustakalay, Jai Stambh, Bus Stand, Rewa; Rabindra
regularly in Vasanta Vihar will Fowara Chowk, Hindi Pracharani Samiti, Granthalay, Rabindra Bhawan Parishad,
resume, after a summer break, in Chindwara; Damoh Zilla Granthalay, Beside Near Nagar Nigam, Sagar; Gandhi
Ajatha Thana, Cine Path, Damoh; Datia Pustakalay, Town Hall, Nagar Nigam,
June. These retreats—from Government District Library, Near Gobinda Satna; R K V M Granthalay, Birla Vikas,
Friday evening to Sunday night— Dharmashala, Town Hall, Datia; Dewas Satna; Satna Zilla Pustakalay, Subhash
offer participants an opportunity Rajakiya Zilla Granthalay, Zilla Pustakalaya, Park, Satna; Sehore Govt. District Library,
Dewas; Shasakiya Pustakalay, Vikram Gyan Near Collectorate Office, Water Tank,
to live on the beautiful campus Mandir, Lalbagh, Dhar; Collectorate Library, Sehore; Seoni Digital Library, Budhwari
of Vasanta Vihar, study Main Road, Dindori; Guna Govt District Chowk, Front of Nagar Palika, Seoni;
Krishnamurti’s teachings, and Library, Opp. Manas Bhawan, Guna; Shahdol Shasakiya Zilla Pustakalay, Front
Goverment Central Library, Maharaj Bada of Stadium, Shadol; Shajapur Zilla
engage in dialogues on existential
Laskar, Gwallior; Gwalior Public Library & Granthalay, Haraipura Nagar Dharmasala,
questions. Apart from local Reading Room, Khula Santar Morar, Gwalior; Shajapur; Gaganad Madhav MuktiBodha
residents, those from outside Madhav Library, Topi Bazar, Lashkar, Library, Near Police Station, Sheopur;
Chennai are also welcome. The Gwalior; Theosophical Lodge, Phool Bagh, Shivpuri Govt District Library, Kotwali
Gwalior; Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Road, Shivpuri; Sidhi Govt District Library,
schedule of retreats is as follows: Educational Library, Subhash Borda, Harda; Hospital Chowk, Rewa-Singrauli Road, Sidhi;
June 15 to 17 Hoshangabad Govt. District Library, Near Dev Astha Pustakalay, Ghuwara Sadan, Raj
July 13 to 15 Govt. High School, Hoshangabad; Govt Shri Mahal, Tikramgarh; Nagar Palika
Ahilya Kendriya Pustakalay, Regal Square, Pustakalay, Rajendra Park, Tikramgarh;
August 10 to 12 M G Road, Safed Kothi, Indore; Indore Tikamgarh Govt District Library, Nagar
September 21 to 23 Sarvajanik Granthalay, Front of Rajwara, Bhawan, Tikamgarh; Maharaj Jiwajit Rao
October 26 to 28 Near Hemo Industries, Indore; Mahatma Library, Vikram University Library, Ujjain;
Gandhi Pustakalay, 3 Nehru Park, Indore; Shri Yuvaraj General Library, 154 Gopal
November 23 to 25 Vivekanand Yuwa Mahamandal, A B Rd., Mandir Marg, Chatri Chowk, Ujjain; Ujjain
December 21 to 23 P Mangaliya, Indore; Krishnamurti Study Rajakiya Jilla Granthalay, Giridhar Kunj,

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Beside Langer Petrol Pump, Ujjain; Umaria Dist. Library, Near Kali Bhawani Mandir, Near Mission Hospital, Roberts Gunj, Dt. Son
Zilla Sarbajanik Pustakalay, Behind Mangal Gonda; Dist. State Library, Near Govt. Bhadra; Vinayak Mehta Library, Near City
Bhawan, Umaria; Pushpamitra Library, Jubilee Inter College Campus, Gorakhpur; Police Station, Tikoniya Park, Sultanpur;
Near Old Bus Stand, Vidisha; Vidisha Govt. Goppu Lal Library, Near Lal Dighi Park, Govt. Dist. Library, Near Post Office,
District Library, Near Railway Station, Gorakhpur; M.C. Library, Near Akash Bari, G.I.C.Campus, Unnao; Carmichael Library,
Vidisha; Vidisha Sarvajanik Vachanalay, Nagar Nigam Campus, Gorakhpur; Govt. C.K..36/8, Gyan Vapi Chowk, Varanasi; Govt.
Near Tilak Chowk, Vidisha; Srikrishna Dist. Library, Near Govt. Inter College, Dist. Library, Near Teacher’s Training
Sarvajanik Vachanalay, Ranjit Chowk, Hamirpur; Govt. Dist. Library, Near G.I.C. School, Varanasi; Nagar Nigam Library,
Barwani. Campus, Bara Dak Khana Road, Hardoi; Near Nagar Nigam Building, Shahid Udyan,
Tilak Hindi Library, Kamala Bazar, Near Varanasi; Rajghat Study Centre,
UTTAR PRADESH Kameshar Temple, Hathras; Nagar Nigam Krishnamurti Foundation India, Rajghat
Govt. Dist. Library, Near G.I.C.Campus, Library, Nagar Nigam Campus, J.P Nagar; Fort, Varanasi; Saraswati Library, Near
Shabganj Road, Agra; Nagar Nigam Library, Govt. Dist. Library, Near G.I.C.Campus, Green Lodge Hotel, D.39/9, Nai
Near Post Office, Gokulpura, Agra; Jais Orai, Dt. Jalaun; Govt. Dist. Library, Near Sadak,Varanasi; Town Hall Library; Gandhi
Public Library, Palibal Park, Agra; Govt. Mata Mandir, Ishapur Road, Jaunpur; Govt. Bhawan, Varanasi.
Dist. Library, G.I.C Campus, Aligarh; Dist. Library, Near Siksha Bhawan Campus,
Malaviya Library, Near Railway Station, Jhansi; Govt. Dist. Library, Office of the Dist. KERALA
Aligarh; Nehru Yuva Kendra Library, Near Magistrate (Collectorate), Kannauj; Govt. Alleppey Municipal Library, Opp. Boat Jetty,
UBI Bank, Gandhi Hospital Road, Aligarh; Dist. Library, Near Mall Road, Boat Jetty Road, Allapuzha; Theosophical
Ganga Nath Jha Research Institute, Near G.I.C.Campus, Kanpur; Shree Marwari Library, Annapurna Lodge, Sanathanam
Allahabad Museum, Allahabad; Govt. Dist. Pustakalay, 58/49, Birhana Road (Kasturba Ward, Allapuzha; Chenganur Muncipal
Library, Near Govt. Inter College, Allahabad; Gandhi Marg), Kanpur; Govt. Dist. Library, Library, Chenganur-Mavelikara Road, Near
Govt. Public Library, Company Baug, Gandhi Park Circle, Akbarpur, Railway Station, Muncipal Building,
Allahabad; Jagaran Parivar, 37/3 Chatham Kanpur(Dehat); Gaya Prasad Library, 38/101 Chenganoor; Sri Kerala Verma Memorial
Lines, Hawaghar, Allahabad; Ramakrishna Mestan Road, Kanpur (Urban); Govt. Dist. Taluk Central Library, Town Hall Junction,
Mission Sevashram, Near Arya Kanya Library, Near Vikas Bhawan, Kheri Road, Harippad; Social Science Forum, Peet
College, Mutthiganj, Allahabad; State Central Lakhimpur; U.N.P.G. College, Near Station Memorial Training College, Mavelikkara,
Library, Near Swaroop Rani Hospital, Road, Padrauna, Dt. Kushi Nagar; Govt. Allapuzha; Immanuel Marthoma Yuvajana
Allahabad; Dr. Lohia Yaadgar Pustakalay, Dist. Library, Near Zilla Hospital, Lalitpur; Sakyam Library, Immanuel Marthoma
Nagarpalika Parishad, Akbarpur, Ambedkar Acharya Narendra Pustakalay, Nav Chetna Church, Pandanad (W), Chengannoor;
Nagar; Nagarpalika Library, Near Divyapur Kendra, 10, Ashoke Marg, 6th Floor, Alwaye Municipal Library, Alwaye,
Bus stand, Auraiya; Govt. Dist. Library, Lucknow; Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Library, Ernakulam; Elloor Library, Press Club Road,
Vikas Bhawan, Azamgarh; Nagar Palika 1,Vikramaditya Marg, Lucknow; Govt. Dist. Ernakulam; Ernakulam Public Library, T
Pustakalay, Inside Muncipality Office, Library, 58, Jagat Haraim Road, Near D Road, Ernakulam; K S Raghavan Memorial
Badaun; Maharshi Dayanand Pustakalaya, G.I.C.Campus, Siksha Bhawan, Lucknow; Library, Deevans Road, Ernakulam;
Dhikoli, Baghpat; Govt. Dist. Library, Near Information & Public Relations Dept. Samastha Kerala Sahitya Parishad Library,
Dt .Inspector of Schools Office, Gulam Ali Library, Park Road, Lucknow; Rajya Soochna Hospital Road, Near Head Post Office,
Pura, Gaind Ghar, Bahraich; Govt. Dist. Kendra, Hazratgunj, Lucknow; Jawahar Maharaja College, Ernakulam; S N D P
Library, Near G.I.C.Campus, Ballia; M.P.P. Navoday Vidyalay, Near Kasturba Gandhi Club Library & Reading Room, S N D P
Inter College, Near Veer Vinay Chowk, Inter-College, Maharajaganj; Govt. Dist. Building, Kalady-Alluva Road, Kalady;
Balrampur; Govt. Dist. Library, Library, Near Mokshdham Burning Ghat, Sree Sankaracharya University of
G.I.C.Ground, Civil Lines, Banda; Govt. Dist. Mahoba; Govt. Dist. Library, Near Zilla Basic Sanskrit Library, Kalady, Ernakulam;
Library, Near Womens Hospital, Barabanki; Siksha Adhikari Office, Mainpuri; Govt. Dist. Kothamangalam Municipal Library, High
Govt. Dist. Library, Near G.I.C Campus, Library, Near Damper Park, Mathura; Sri Range Junction, Library Road, Near
Bareilly; Dist. State Library, Near A.P.E.N. Krishna Sordpath Library, Krishna Surmaya Textiles, Kothamangalam;
College, G.I.C.Campus, Basti; Govt. Dist. Janmabhumi Campus, Mathura; State Madirapally Gramin Vayanasala,
Library, Bairaj Road, Bijnaur; Jeevan Vidya Museum Library; Damper Park, Mathura; Kothamangalam-Muvatapuzha Road,
Pratishtan, Govindpur-Kari, Bijnaur; Janata Nagar Palika Pustakalay, Near Railway Madirapally, Kothamangalam; Nellikuzhi
Sarvajanik Library, Near Bus Stand, Gate,.Hatti Madari, Maunath Bhanjan; Panchayat Library, Thrikkariyoor P.O.,
Bulandshahar; Vivekanand Pustakalay and Bhimjyoti Pustakalaya & Vachanalaya, Ernakulam; Idukki Municipal Library,
Vachanalay, Kalimandir, Near Saiyad Raza Hanuman Vihar Sarai, Kazi Garh Road, Thodupuzha, Idukki; Munnar Panchayat
Rly. Station, Chandouli; Govt. Dist. Library, Meerut; Goverment District Library, Begam Library, T B Road, At Panchayat Complex,
Jalkal Road, Deoria; Mahaveer Pustakalay, Bridge Road, Meerut; Govt. Dist. Library, Munnar; Cosmopolitan Club Public Library,
Near Mahaveer Park, Etah; Govt. Dist. Near Dist. Inspector Of Schools Office, Karimkunnam, Near Karimkunnam
Library, Near G.I.C Campus, Etawah; Govt. Meerut; Tilak Library, Near Town Hall, Junction, Thodupuzha; Rajiv Gandhi
Dist. Library, Near Sadar Tehsil Office, Town Hall Road, Meerut; Govt. Dist. Library, Memorial Library, Vazhathope Junction, P.O.
Faizabad; Govt. Dist. Library, Near Shiksha G.I.C.Campus, Mirzapur; Nagar Nigam Thadiampadu; Cherupuzha Grameena
Bhawan, Farrukkhabad; Govt. Dist. Library, Library, Nagar Nigam Campus, Moradabad; Vayanasala, Cherupuzha, Kannur; Kannur
Near Govt. Inter College, Fatehpur; Rajokiya Jilla Pustkalay, Near Mahavir District Central Library, Tellicherry Road,
Govt.Dist. Library, Near Siksha Bhawan, Chowk, Muzaffarnagar; Govt. Dist. Library, Near Civil Station, Kannur; Nehru Public
Firozabad; Lions Club Library, Community Near High School, Pratapgarh; Govt. Dist. Library, Yogasala Road, Near Malabar
Centre, O-1 / Sector 12, Noida, Dt. Gautam Library, Opposite Govt. Inter College, Rae College, Kannur; Taliparamba Municipal
Buddha Nagar; Noida Public Library, D-134, Bareilly; Govt. Dist. Library, Near Library, Court Road, Near Mosque,
Sector 15, Noida, Dt. Gautam Buddh Nagar; D.I.O.S.Office, Milak, Dt. Rampur; Gandhi Taliparamba; Azad Memorial Library,
Govt. Dist. Library, Nand Gram, Govt.Inter Park Nagarpalika Pustkalay, Near Bus Gundert Road, Opp. Centenary Memorial
College Campus, Ghaziabad; Harish Chand Stand, Saharanpur; Sree Aditya Pustakalay, Building, Thalassary; Government Brennen
Tyagi Public Library, Nehru Nagar, Block - Near Hariharnath Mandir, Gyanpur, Bhadoi, College, Dharmadam, Thalassery, Kannur;
111, Near Gandhi Hospital, Ghaziabad; Dt. Sant Ravidas Nagar; Govt. Dist. Library, Sporting Youths Library, Thiruvangad,
Nagar Nigam Library, Near Sabji Mandi, Near D.I.O.S.Office, Shahjahanpur; Govt. Thalassery, Kannur; Kanhangad Municipal
Ghantaghar, Ghaziabad; Govt. Dist. Library, Dist. Library, Near Post Office, Mohala Azad Library, Local Library Authority, Opp. Bus
Near Zilla Hospital, Ghazipur; Sri Nagar, Tetari Bazaar, Naugarh, Dt. Stand, Kotachery, Kanhangad; Kasargode
Ramanagriham, Annapurna Bhavan, 44 Siddharth Nagar; Govt. Dist. Library, District Library, Pulikunnu, Kasargode;
Subhash Nagar (Koilaghat), Ghazipur; Govt. G.I.C.Campus, Sitapur; Govt. Dist. Library, Mahatma Gandhi Centenary Municipal

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Library, Pulikunnu, Kasargode; Kochi King Edward Fraser Memorial Library, Children’s Library, Thycaud, Thiruvanantha-
Corporation M K Raghavan Memorial Library Fraser Hall, Jubilee Road, Near Mallapuram puram; Kerala Kalamandalam Library,
& Reading Room, Chullikal, Kochi; Samastha Traffic Police Station; Manjeri Public Vallathol Nagar, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur;
Kerala Sahithya Parishad Grandhasala, Library, Court Gate, Kacharipadi, Manjeri; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidya Mandir,
Hospital Road, Kochi; Wisdom School of V K Krishna Menon Public Library, Pattambi Poochatty PO, Eravimangalam, Thrissur;
Aesthetics, Kureckal Building, East Fort Road, Near Urban Co Operative Bank, Guruvayoor Municipal Library & Reading
Gate, Tripunithura, Kochi; Goda Verma Raja Perianthalmanna; Chittoor Municipal Room, Next to Municipal Office, Guruvayoor;
Library, Ayoor-Chunda Road, Near Ittiva Library, Chittoor, Palakkad; General Library, ‘Vistas’, Narayana Nivas, Konathukunnu
Panchayat Office, Vayyanam, Ayoor; Quilon Govt College, Chittoor, Palakkad; K Jacob PO, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur; S N Public
Public Library & Research Centre, P.B.No. Thomas Memorial Sahrudaya Library, Library, SN Nagar, Irinjalakuda North PO,
520, Kollam; Mar Thoma Valiyapalli, Hospital Road, Hospital Junction, Thrissur; Kodungallur Municipal
Thevalakkara PO, Kollam; Ullur Smaraka Mannarkad; Palakkad District Central Library, Old Municipal Bldg., Next to K S E
Municipal Library, M C Road, Near Municipal Library, Behind Canara Bank, Sultanpeta, B Office, Kodungallur; Marymatha Major
Office, Changanacherry; Kottayam Public Palakkad; Evergreen Library, (The English Seminary, PB No. 7, Mannuthy, Thrissur;
Library, Sastri Road, Kottayam; Govt Institute) Near Post Office, Peruvemba Post, Master Service Centre, Varnam Complex,
Polytechnic College Library, Nattakom PO, Palakkad; Adoor Municipal Library, Adoor- Patturaikal, Thrissur; Krishnamurti
Kottayam; Vaikkam Municipal Library, Punalur Road, Parakode Junction, Near Study Centre, c/o P R Baladevan, Hotel Elite
Vaikom, Kottayam; Beypore Samskarika Adoor Municipal Building; E V Memorial International, Round South, Thrissur;
Kendra, Beypore Rd., Near R M Hospital, Library, Karuvatta, Adoor; SSV Library & Trichur Public Library, Town Hall Road,
Beypore, Kozhikode; Elathur Public Library, Reading Room, Ayroor South PO, Thrissur; Krishnamurti Study Centre,
Elathur PO, Kozhikode; Kozhikode District Pathanamthitta; Pathanamitta Municipal c/o A Raveendran, XI/865, R M Lane,
Central Library, Local Library Authority, Library, Police Station Road, Near Municipal Veliyannur, Thrissur; Sri Kerala Verma
Kozhikode; Sanmarga Darshini Library and Office, Pathanamthitta; Elloor Lending Pothu Vayanasala, Palace Road,
Reading Room, Near Vellayil Railway Station, Library, Poomthopil Buildings, Spencer- Wadakanchery; Wynad District Library,
Gandhi Rd., Kozhikode; Nilambur Public Vanross Road, Elloor, Trivandrum; Ulloor Mundeli Road, Near Veternary Hospital,
Library, Nilambur, Kozhikode; Shanti Smaraka Grandhasala, Jagathi, Kalpetta; Pazhassi Raja Smaraka
Niketan (Holistic Healing Centre), Thiruvananthapuram; Tamil Sangam Granthalayam, Hospital Road, Near District
Thiruthiyad (Behind Officers Club), Library, Tamil Sangam Road, Near Hospital, Mananthawadi, Wynad; St
Puthiyara PO, Kozhikode; Janakeeya Killipalam, Karamana, Thiruvanantha- Joseph’s Training Institute, Kaniyaram,
Vichinthana Kendram, PO Vattoli, via puram; Trivandrum Public Library, Mananthavady PO, Wynad; Kanavu,
Kakkattil, Vadakara, Kozhikode; Vatakara Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram; Kerala Nadavayal P.O., Wynad; Aykyadeepaam
Muncipal Library, Court Road, Near Court, Council for Historical Research, Vayanasala & Recreation Club, Payampally
Vadakara; Deeseeya Grandhasala, Vattoli PO, Thiruvananthapuram; Sri Chithirathirunal P.O., via Kartikulam, Wynad; Pullpally
Via Kakkatil, Kozhikode; Mahe Government Library, Near Vanchiyoor Junction, P.O. Public Library, Near Vijaya H S School,
Public Library, Near Tagore Park, Mahe; Vanchiyoor, Thiruvananthapuram; Pullpally. P

In awareness…there is no self-improvement
From page 1... KRISHNAMURTI: Don’t be aware all introspection? And, who is aware
mathematicians, scientists, and the time! Just be aware in little in awareness?
people experience it occasionally bits. Please, there is no being
in everyday life. Which means aware all the time—that is a KRISHNAMURTI: Let us first examine
what? The mind has exercised fully dreadful idea! It is a nightmare, what we mean by introspection. We
its capacity to think and has come this terrible desire for continuity. mean by introspection looking
to the edge of all thought without Just be aware for one minute, for within oneself, examining oneself.
having found an answer; therefore one second, and in that one second Why does one examine oneself? In
it becomes quiet—not through of awareness you can see the whole order to improve, in order to
weariness, not through fatigue, not universe. That is not a poetic change, in order to modify. You
by saying, ‘I will be quiet and phrase. We see things in a flash, introspect in order to become
thereby find the answer.’ Having in a single moment; but, having something, otherwise you would
already done everything possible seen something, we want to not indulge in introspection. You
to find the answer, the mind capture, to hold it, give it would not examine yourself if
becomes spontaneously quiet. continuity. That is not being aware there were not the desire to
There is an awareness without at all. When you say, ‘I must be modify, change, to become
choice, without any demand, an aware all the time’, you have made something other than what you
awareness in which there is no a problem of it, and then you are. That is the obvious reason for
anxiety; and in that state of mind should really find out why you want introspection. I am angry and I
there is perception. It is this to be aware all the time. See the introspect, examine myself, in
perception alone that will resolve greed it implies, the desire to order to get rid of anger or to
all our problems. acquire. And to say, ‘Well, I am modify or change anger. Where
New Delhi, 2nd Talk, February 17, aware all the time’, means nothing. there is introspection, which is
1960 London, 3rd Talk, June 10, 1962 the desire to modify or change
the responses, the reactions of
Questioner: I find it impossible to Questioner: What is the differ- the ‘self’, there is always an end
be aware all the time. ence between awareness and in view. When that end is not

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achieved, there is moodiness, cation and condemnation. In Statement about ownership

and other particulars of
depression; therefore intros- awareness there is no condem- Vasanta Vihar Newsletter
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depression. I don’t know if you there is no self-improvement.
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Awareness is entirely different: per cent of the
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awareness is observation without total capital.
awareness is not condemnatory,
condemnation. Awareness brings I, G. Rajeev, hereby declare that the particulars
there is no accumulation. given are true to the best of my knowledge and
understanding, because there is belief.
The First and Last Freedom,
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as non-pleasure. There must
merely be the silent observation
of a fact. There is no end in view
but awareness of everything as it
arises. That observation and the
understanding of that observa-
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condemnation, identification, or
justification. Introspection is self-
improvement, and therefore
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