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  • Published: 10 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786784629
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $32.99

Happy Is the One Who Is Nothing

Letters to a Young Friend



One of the great teachers of the twentieth century shows a more intimate side in this collection of letters, written to a young person who was suffering in both body and mind.

Life is a razor's edge and one has to walk on that path with exquisite care and with pliable wisdom" - J Krishnamurti

Between 1948 and the early 1960s, Krishnamurti was easily accessible and many people came to him. On walks, in personal meetings, through letters, the relationships blossomed. He wrote the following letters to a young friend who came to him wounded in body and mind. The letters, written between June 1948 and March 1960, reveal a rare compassion and clarity: the teaching and healing unfold; separation and distance disappear; the words flow; not a word is superfluous; the healing and teaching are simultaneous.

  • Published: 10 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781786784629
  • Imprint: Watkins
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Jiddu Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti (1895- 1986) went from his origins in a small south Indian village to become one of the great spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. He taught that truth is something each of us must discover for ourselves, without reliance upon gurus, religions, or spiritual authorities.

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