J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986) was one of the most important spiritual leaders of our time. Discovered by the Theosophists as a boy in India, he was groomed by them to be a new Messiah, a role he rejected when he set out independently on his own spiritual quest. Traveling the world, lecturing and teaching, he became a beacon of truth for millions.
As one of Krishnamurti's closest friends, Mary Lutyens was uniquely qualified to write his biography. She had written three previous volumes about him, but only after his death in 1986 did she feel able to produce this book, bringing the life and philosophy of this fascinating and complex man into full perspective.
Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation India Author: Mary Lutyen 235 pp - 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.