Krishnamurti: 100 Years is an illustrated biography that includes recollections from many people whose lives were transformed by this remarkable teacher. Krishnamurti's life story is of such vast, even mythic dimensions, that no single person can tell it. Thus, author Evelyne Blau turns to a group of witnesses such as Aldous Huxley, Joseph Campbell, Henry Miller and Van Morrison, to name a few, who reveal their personal recollections of this remarkable man.Here is a visionary book, published in the centennial year of Krishnamurtis birth, that finds a new way to tell the astonishing story of a slight boy whose life ultimately changed the way many of us view the world. Evelyne Blau describes the beauty of this remarkable book in its preface, This book, through its witnesses, speaks with many voices and although they may not totally convey the full flower of this remarkable man and his teachings."
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.