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Jiddu Krishnamurti

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‘Krishnaji’ and the ‘Herald of the Star’ (1912-27)  or  
     A collection of articles, ‘Editorial Notes’ and other
[Introduction to Krishnamurti], [Krishnamurti Q&A session], [Preserving the Teachings: The Historical Importance of Krishnamurti]

        
“What is the new instrument that will put an end to all this misery? You see, there is a new instrument which is the mind, which is intelligence.”
        
  J. Krishnamurti            

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Index:



 
An introduction to the Herald of the Star

The Herald of the Star was the first and the leading magazine of the organization The Order of the Star in the East. This organization was founded to carry the message of the coming World Teacher, to organize and to inform those who wanted to be part of the preparation of His coming. In the December number of 1927 of the Herald (the very last issue) a flashback was given on the developments that took place and the ideas that were formed during the existence of this magazine. The article gives an overview worth reading: “Ring out the old, ring in the new” (1927, Dec 1st, #12, pp. 446/455).

A variety of countries had in addition to the Herald of the Star also a local magazine. These were in fact available in many different countries and languages. They may have contained translations of some of the articles and such as they appeared in the Herald of the Star, but they also kept the members in these countries informed about the local activities and progress in their local area, and also to coordinate future activities.

These inputs from the hand of Krishnamurti in the Herald of the StarEditorial Notes, articles, poems, discourses– are generally only known by a very few. The old magazines these days are rather hard to find. Once back in 1924 an attempt was made to assemble these Editorial Notes and various discourses by Krishnamurti as found in the Herald were published in a little book entitled ‘Editorial Notes’. But also this publication is almost impossible to find, and that publication does not always convey the complete Editorial Notes exactly as they had appeared in the Herald of the Star.

They present early wanderings of his mind. There is a simplicity about them. This dates from a time in where he was still finding his own way. A time in where there was no demand yet to give full discourses. A sort of a prologue of what was going to come.

The unavailability is the reason why an effort is made to make these available on this site. It is a phase which shed some light on his development and thus should not be withheld from people. What he said and wrote back then, he expressed differently later on. In essence the struggle always has been the same, but a much different way of relaying this to his listeners and readers. The Editorial Notes are important also because we are introduced to an ‘observing’ Krishnaji. And we learn what he said during these very first Star Conventions in Paris (1921), Vienna (1923) and Arnhem (1924), but also the speeches given during the first Star Camps at Ommen (1924/27), various early speeches given at other places, and we hear him talking about his decision to also have Star Camps at Ojai (1928).

During 1927 various started to realize that Krishnamurti was not going to fulfil the expectancy. Then in 1929 it was all over with The Order of the Star in the East, he dissolved the organization in August that year with a speech leaving no doubt about his future intentions. He was therewith breaking away from his shackles and went his own way from there on out.

     Various interesting articles found in the “Herald of the Star” not originating from Krishnamurti:
1923, Jun 1st, #6, page 232/233
- Mr. Krishnamurti's Hand: ‘A Reading’ by C. W. Child
1925, Nov 1st, #11, frontispice
- Death notice of J. Nityananda, the younger brother of Krishnamurti
1926, Mrch 1st, #3, page 86/87
- ‘An interview’ with Annie Besant, by the Associated Press regarding the proclamation of J. Krishnamurti as World Teacher

 
‘The Herald of the Star’ (jan 1912/ dec 1927)
Official Organ of The Order of the Star in the East
© Publication ‘Adyar - India’ (1912-13 - quarterly)  -  © Publication ‘London - England’ (1914-27 - monthly)

Below you will find all the complete contributions from Krishnamurti exactly as they were published in this magazine. Some of these may contain contributions from others, if so this is indicated in the articles themselves.

 
Back to year index Vol. I
 # 1912 page:  
Jan 11th 1/6 Article: ‘The Order of the Star’
Jul 11th 73/79 Article: ‘A tour’
Oct 11th 129/131 Article: ‘A message from the head’
       
Back to year index Vol. II
 # 1913 page:  
Jan 11th 1/3 Article: ‘A message from the head’
- 4 Article: ‘Notice’
Oct 11th 129/131 Article: ‘A letter from the head, to the members of the Order of the Star in America’
       
Back to year index Vol. III
  # 1914 page:  
Jan 1st 4/5 Article: ‘In the Starlight: An address of welcome’, London, Oct 25th, 1913
- 8 Article: ‘Introduction’, to G. S. Arundale's article ‘Organisation and Activities of the Order of the Star in the East’
Feb 1st 67 Article: ‘In the Starlight: Letter from the head to Indian members of the Order of the Star in the East’
Mrch 1st 130/131 Talks: ‘In the Starlight: Address by the head to a meeting of members in London, Feb 8th 1914’
       
Back to year index Vol. VIII
  # 1919 page:  
11  Nov 1st 442 Article: ‘To members of the Order of the Star in the East’
 
Back to year index Vol. X
  # 1921 page:  
Jan 1st 2/3 Editorial Notes, JK
Feb 1st 30/31 Editorial Notes, JK
Mrch 1st 58/60 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Apr 1st 86/88 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
May 1st 114/116 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Jun 1st 142/143 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Jul 1st 170/171 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Aug 1st 206/209 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Sept 1st 236/237 Talks: ‘Opening address by Mr. Krishnamurti’ (in French), Paris, Jul 27th, 1921
- 237/242 Talks: ‘Speech by Mr. Krishnamurti given at the Champs-Elysées Theatre, Jul 27, 1921’
10  Oct 1st 262/267 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
11  Nov 1st 290/293 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
12  Dec 1st 318/321 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
 
Back to year index Vol. XI
  # 1922 page:  
Jan 1st 2 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Feb 1st 42 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Mrch 1st 82/84 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Apr 1st 124/126 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
May 1st 164/167 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Jun 1st 204/209 Talks: ‘Lecture delivered at the South Indian Star Convention’
Jul 1st 244/246 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Aug 1st 284/286 Talks: ‘Notes of an address given in Sydney’
Sept 1st 324/327 Talks: ‘Lecture delivered at Benares on December 28th, 1921’
10  Oct 1st 366/370 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
11  Nov 1st 410/414 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
12  Dec 1st 450/454 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
 
Back to year index Vol. XII
  # 1923 page:  
Jan 1st 2/6 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
- 23 Poem: ‘Hymn of the Initiate Triumphant’
Feb 1st 42/44 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Mrch 1st 84/88 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Apr 1st 146 Article: (notice from visit to Adyar)
- 147/148 Talks: ‘Notes from a speech made in Australia, early in 1922’
- 148/149 Article: ‘The new civilization’
May 1st 186/189 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Jun 1st 226/228 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Jul 1st 274/279 Talks: ‘Two talks by J. Krishnamurti: I-Preparation for service, II-To young people’
Aug 1st 314/316 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
- 317/321 Talks: ‘An address by J. Krishnamurti’, Mortimer Hall, London, Jun 21st, 1923
- 348/349 Talks: ‘Mr. Krishnamurti at St.Christopher's School, Letchworth’ (Jul, 1923)
Sept 1st 354/357 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
- 357/359 Talks: ‘Opening of the Star Congress, Vienna’, Jul 27th, 1923
- 363/365 Talks: ‘Self-preparation’, closing speech, Vienna, July 27th, 1923
10  Oct 1st 394/399 Article: ‘The path (I)’
- 404/405 Talks: ‘A talk by J. Krishnamurti’
11  Nov 1st 432 Editorial Notice
- 436/439 Article: ‘The path (II)’
12  Dec 1st 479/483 Article: ‘The path (III)’
 
Back to year index Vol. XIII
  # 1924 page:  
Jan 1st 2/4 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
- - 14/15 Article: ‘“We have seen the Star and we know”’
Mrch 1st 94/96 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Apr 1st 150/152 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Jun 1st 238/240 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Sept 1st 366/370 Talks: ‘The opening at Arnhem’, Aug 9th, 1924
- 376 Talks: ‘National preparation’, introductory remarks, Arnhem, Aug 11th, 1924
- 380/381 Talks: ‘International preparation’, Arnhem, Aug 12th, 1924
- 384/386 Talks: ‘Self-preparation’, Arnhem, Aug 22th, 1924
- 387 Talks: ‘The exploitation of races’, introductory remarks, Arnhem, Aug 22th, 1924
- 394/395 Talks: ‘The congress at Arnhem closes: Mr. Krishnamurti spoke to a large audience’, Aug 12th, 1924
- 396 Talks: ‘The opening of the Camp at Ommen’, Aug 13th, 1924
- 396/399 Talks: ‘The place of the young in the new era’, Ommen, Aug 14th, 1924
- 405/406 Talks: ‘The closing of the Congress by the Camp fire’, Ommen, Aug 15th, 1924
- 407/408 Talks: ‘Some business discussed’, Arnhem, Aug 9th, 1924
10  Oct 1st 418/420 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
11  Nov 1st 458/460 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
- 481/482 Talks: ‘The Young Theosophists: European Federation’, (extract), Hamburg
12  Dec 1st 499/500 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
- 524 Talks): ‘The Young Theosophist’, notes of recent speech
 
Back to year index Vol. XIV
  # 1925 page:  
Jan 1st 2/3 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Apr 1st 102/103 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
May 1st 140/142 Article: ‘Know yourself’
- 174 Article: Extract from a letter written by Krishnamurti (International University)
Jun 1st 180/182 Article: ‘Discipleship’
Jul 1st 220/223 Talks: ‘The meaning of life’, address delivered at Star Amphitheatre, Sydney
Aug 1st 262/267 Article: ‘Be happy!’
11  Nov 1st 393 Talks: ‘Two messages to members: Krishnaji here spoke to those gathered to greet him’, Tavistock Square, London
12  Dec 1st 444/445 Talks: ‘An inpromptu address to Australian members’
 
Back to year index Vol. XV
  # 1926 page:  
Jan 1st 2 Talks: ‘Concluding words of address at Adyar on December 28th, 1925’ (extract)
- 3/4 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
Feb 1st 39/41 Talks: ‘Star Day: An address to members only’, Adyar, Dec 28th, 1925 (morning)
- 51/52 Talks: ‘Star Day: An address’, Adyar, Dec 28th, 1925 (afternoon)
March 1st 93/95 Talks: ‘An address delivered by J. Krishnamurti on January 11th, 1926’
- 95/96 Talks: ‘Informal talk to national representatives and other officials of the Order of the Star in the East in Adyar, January 12th, 1926’
- 97/100 Talks: ‘Preparation and the world Teacher: An address delivered at Adyar to members’
Apr 1st 135/138 Talks: ‘Informal talks’ (I), Adyar, during January 1925
- 139 Article: ‘Self preparation’
May 1st 178/179 Talks: ‘Informal talks’ (II), Adyar, during January 1925
Jun 1st 216/218 Editorial Notes: Life on the road, J. Krishnamurti
- 227/229 Talks: ‘Informal talks’ (III), Adyar, during January 1925
Jul 1st 258 Poem: ‘A walk’, April 20th, 1926
- 263/265 Talks: ‘Informal talks’ (IV), Adyar, during January 1925
Aug 1st 312/313 Talks: ‘Address by J. Krishnamurti: At the Star meeting held during the Theosophical convention, Queen's Hall, London, June 14th, 1926’
Sept 1st 356/357 Talks: ‘The congress: Camp fire talk’, Ommen, July 23rd, 1926
- 358/363 Talks: ‘The opening of the Camp - Krishnaji's speech’, Ommen, July 24th, 1926
- 364/366 Talks: ‘Round the camp fire, Saturday, July 24th: Krishnaji's second talk’, Ommen
- 381/385 Talks: 'Peace and war: An address given by Krishnaji on the last morning of the congress’, Ommen, Jul 29th, 1926
10  Oct 1st 408/412 Talks: 'International Star Congress: Final camp fire’, Ommen, Jul 29th, 1926
- 417/418 Talks (discussion): ‘How to widen our idea of the work of the Star’, Jul 28th, 1926
- 419/421 Talks: ‘Star Council: 1st meeting of the Star Council’, Eerde castle, Jul 24th, 1926
- 421/424 Talks: ‘Star Council: 2nd meeting of the Star Council’, Eerde castle, Jul 26th, 1926
11  Nov 1st 468/469 Talks: ‘A final Camp Fire talk by Krishnaji, Ommen, 1926’, Jul 29th
12  Dec 1st 506/510 Editorial Notes, J. Krishnamurti
 
Back to year index Vol. XVI
  # 1927 page:  
Feb 1st 44/45 Article: ‘Self-denial’
- 49/52 Talks: ‘Address by Krishnaji: Star conference, Hotel Sherman, Chicago’
Mrch 1st 92/93 Talks: ‘A talk by Krishnaji to members, December 28th, 1926’
Apr 1st 134/135 Talks: ‘A talk by Krishnaji (January 11th, 1927)’
May 1st 166/169 Talks: ‘A talk given to members of the Order … , at Los Angeles, California’
- 181 Article: ‘An appeal to members of the Order’
Jun 1st 220/223 Article: ‘World peace’ (same as ‘Meeting of East and West’)
Jul 1st 261/263 Talks: ‘The Star meeting: Held at Queen's Hall, London, on June 5th, 1927’
Aug 1st 290 Poem: ‘My beloved and I are one’
Sept 1st 324/325 Poem: ‘Nitya’
- 326/330 Talks: ‘Be silent yet understanding’ (2 talks), Ommen, July 24th & 26th, 1927
- 331/334 Article: ‘The Star Council: Welcome by Krishnaji, July 29th, 1927’, Ommen
- 346/348 Article (talks): ‘To meet again’, Ommen
10  Oct 1st 369/371 Talks: ‘In solitude gather strength’, Ommen
- 371/373 Talks: ‘Opening of the Congress’, Ommen, Aug 7th, 1927
- 399/401 Talks: ‘Assembly on Besthmer Berg: Seek peace and establish it’, Ommen, Aug 12th, 1927
12  Dec 1st 444/445 Poem: ‘The toys’
- 457/459 Talks: ‘I will establish peace wherever I go’, Star Council meeting, Ommen, Aug '27
- 459/461 Talks: ‘Meditation and contemplation’, Castle Eerde, summer 1927

 
Various very rare but nonetheless very interesting speeches by Krishnamurti

     Theosophy and World-Problems – Convention Lectures delivered in Benares at the 46th Anniversary of the Theosophical Society, December, 1921
  pp. 64/78 ‘Theosophy and Internationalism’

     Transactions of the Eighth Congress of the Federation of European National Societies of the Theosophical Society held in Vienna – July 21st to 26th, 1923
  pp. 40/46 ‘Internationalism’
  pp. 114/117 ‘Education’
  pp. 198/204 ‘The Need of Spirituality in the World’

     The Three World Movements – Jubilee Convention lectures delivered at Adyar at the 50th Anniversary of the Theosophical Society, December, 1925
  pp. 33/43 ‘The World University’ (Friday, December 25, 1925)

     A Free Pulpit in Action, Edited by Clarence R. Skinner, published January 1931 (an initiative of ‘The Community Church of Boston’)
  pp. 261/269 ‘Life and Conduct’ (a lecture given probably somewhere during 1930)


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