George Grimm (1868-1945)

after completing his theological studies, devoted himself to jurisprudence and chose the career of a judge. However, his interest in philosophical problems induced him to study Schopenhauer's works. His association with Carl Du Prel (1839-1899) whose Philosophy of mystics is a standard work, was also stimulating. The influence of Schopenhauer led him to indological studies. A special attention he devoted to the study of Pali where-with he came more into the attractive force of the Buddha-Dhamma. It was in 1915 that there came out The Doctrine of the Buddha; The Religion of Reason. In circles, which became acquainted with him professionally, he was characterized as 'Bavaria's most benevolent judge'. He wrote from an attitude acquired by his practical realization of the Dhamma. He was writing, as he often said - for himself. The last twelve years of his life he spent in the rural stillness at the Ammersee.

With the well known Indologist and philosopher Paul Deussen (1845-1919) - the early friend of Nietzsche - he was connected by friendship until death. It was together with Karl Seidenstucker (1876-1936) the famous Indologist that in 1921 he founded the 'Altbuddhistische Gemeinde', (Old Buddhist Community) Utting a.A.

(The text above is from the cover insert of the English edition of 'The Doctrine of the Buddha').



The Doctrine of the Buddha. The Religion of Reason and Meditation. 413 p., 3rd ed., Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi, 1982

Buddhist Wisdom. The Mystery of the Self. 2nd ed., 70p. Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi, 1982

Perennial Questions, 64 p,Motilal Barnasidass, Delhi, 1979


La Religion du Bouddha. La Religion de la Connaissance, 2nd ed., 306 p., Adrien Maisonneuve, Paris, 1982

La Sagesse du Bouddha. Le Mystere de Moi, 2nd ed., 125 p, P.Geuthner, Paris, 1931


Tue-giac cua Phat, 37 p, Saigon, 1964


Die Lehre des Buddho. Die Religion der Vernunft und der Meditation., 20. Aufl., 524 S., 1988

Die Wissenschaft des Buddhismus, 2. Aufl., 431 S., 1978

Der Buddhaweg fuer Dich, 2. Aufl., 248 S., 1974

Die Botschaft des Buddha, der Schluessel zur Unsterblichkeit, 2. Aufl., 86 S., 1975

Das Glueck, die Botschaft des Buddho, 4. Aufl. 184 S., 1979

Buddhistische Weisheit. Das Geheimnis des Ich, 126 S., 4.Aufl., 1979

Ewige Frage. Die Religioesen Grundprobleme und Ihre Loesung im indischen Geist., 4.Aufl., 83 S., 1975

Der Samsaro. Die Weltenirrfahrt der Wesen, 2.Aufl., 188 S., 1960

Buddhistische Meditationen, 2.Aufl., 396 S., 1962

Books of Georg Grimm's wife, Martha Keller-Grimm:

Im Lichte des Meisters. Die Lehre des Buddha in Frage und Antwort., 3.Aufl., 210 S., 1986

Im Reiche der Buddhas. Buddhistische Lyrik. Gedichte. Band 1: 106 Seiten, 1977.

The address and phone number of the Altbuddhistische Gemeinde is available upon request at