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KRISHNAMURTI'S NOTEBOOK FOREWORD 


BY MARY LUTYENS





In June 1961 Krishnamurti began to keep a daily record of his 



perceptions and states of consciousness. Apart from about fourteen 


days he kept up this record for seven months. He wrote clearly, in 


pencil, and with virtually no erasures. The first seventy-seven 


pages of the manuscript are written in a small notebook; from then 



until the end (p. 323 of the manuscript) a larger, loose-leaf book 


was used. The record starts abruptly and ends abruptly. 


Krishnamurti himself cannot say what prompted him to begin it. 



He had never kept such a record before, nor has he kept one since.


The manuscript has received the minimum amount of editing. 


Krishnamurti's spelling has been corrected; a few punctuation 


marks have been put in for the sake of clarity; some abbreviations, 



such as the ampersand he invariably used, have been spelt out in 


full; some footnotes and a few interpolations in square brackets 


have been added. In all other respects the manuscript is presented 


here as it was written.



A word is needed to explain one of the terms used in it - "the 


process". In 1922, at the age of twenty-eight, Krishnamurti 


underwent a spiritual experience that changed his life and which 


was followed by years of acute and almost continuous pain in his 



head and spine. The manuscript shows that "the process", as he 


called this mysterious pain, was still going on nearly forty years 


later, though in a much milder form.



"The process" was a physical phenomenon, not to be confused 


with the state of consciousness that Krishnamurti variously refers





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