Krishnamurti's Notebook (1) Foreword to this Edition
When Krishnamurti’s Notebook was first published in 1976 the manuscript from which the typescript was prepared consisted of 323 pages handwritten and numbered by Krishnamurti. It was thought at the time that this was the complete collection of the pages written by Krishnamurti in that series in his notebooks. However, in 2000, thirty-two additional pages, in Krishnamurti’s original handwriting, were found in archival material that had been recovered by the Krishnamurti Foundation of America in Ojai in the 1980s. These pages followed on directly from the original pages by date and by Krishnamurti’s own page numbering sequence. It is not known how these pages came to be separated from the rest. These entries, dated from January 24th, 1962, to March 19th, 1962, are the last pages in this new edition.
In her Foreword to the first edition, Mary Lutyens wrote that Krishnamurti had not kept such a record before or since. However, after Krishnamurti’s Notebook was published, she learned that Krishnamurti did keep a diary from September 1973 to April 1975; this was published as Krishnamurti’s Journal in 1982, and in 1983 he made a unique “notebook” by speaking into a tape recorder as he sat by himself in the mornings. This was published in 1987 as Krishnamurti to Himself.
Mumbai, Chennai, and Varanasi are the names now used for the cities in India once known as Bombay, Madras, and Benares, respectively. The latter names, used in Krishnamurti’s lifetime, are retained in the Notebook for historical reasons.