This volume chronicles Krishnamurti's four visits to Greece: in 1930, 1933, 1954 and 1956. The central portion of the book consists of excerpts from talks and discussions held on these occasions, concluding with an article written after Krishnamurti's death. It contains thirteen previously unpublished photographs, one of them dates from his first visit to Athens in 1930.
Author Nikos Pilavios, a well-known TV producer, director and writer in Greece, stresses a connection with Greece, both in terms of its seminal influence on the West and as a place for which Krishnamurti felt a special affection. On page 30 he quotes Krishnamurti, "When you go to Greece and see the Parthenon for the first time, it has extraordinary significance . . . the beauty, the color against the sky, the whole immensity of the Grecian civilization."
Publisher: Krishnamurti Library of Athens Author/Editor: Nikos Pilavios 111 pp - 13 photographs - Paper
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.