Part 3 of the 3-part book series. Commentaries on Living, a three-volume series, records Krishnamurti's meetings with earnest individuals from all walks of life who came to him seeking answers to their questions. The breadth of Krishnamurti's teachings is revealed over the course of these compassionate and penetrating conversations. Several chapters are prefaced by Krishnamurti's inspired descriptions of his ever-changing surroundings, imparting a deep awareness of the moment and setting the tone for the discussion to follow. Krishnamurti's iconoclastic message remains relevant to any person interested in understanding themselves and the world they live in. "Austerity does not lie in any outward symbol or act...Austerity is the simplicity of inward aloneness, the simplicity of a mind that is purged of all conflict, that is not caught in the fire of desire, even the desire for the highest. Without this austerity, there can be no love; and beauty is of love." - J. Krishnamurti Publisher: KFA Author/Editor: J. Krishnamurti 419 pp - Paperback
Jiddu Krishnamurti lived from 1895 to 1986, and is regarded as one of the greatest philosophical and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Krishnamurti claimed no allegiance to any caste, nationality or religion and was bound by no tradition. His purpose was to set humankind unconditionally free from the destructive limitations of conditioned mind. For nearly sixty years he traveled the world and spoke spontaneously to large audiences until the end of his life in 1986 at the age of ninety. He had no permanent home, but when not traveling, he often stayed in Ojai, California, Brockwood Park, England, and in Chennai, India. In his talks, he pointed out to people the need to transform themselves through self knowledge, by being aware of the subtleties of their thoughts and feelings in daily life, and how this movement can be observed through the mirror of relationship.