The 20th century will perhaps be known for the extremes of human endeavour: global scale warfare and the emergence of spirituality. Central to the latter was a humble, global-minded teacher, J. Krishnamurti. For almost seven decades, he travelled to all continents stating eternal truths about human existence and boldly took on contemporary issues such as violence, corruption, conflict in personal relationships, collapse of moral values, and the hollowness of living in a society that is being rapidly enslaved by technology and the entertainment industry.
Rather than trying to understand the teacher and his teachings, Krishnamurti urged his listeners and readers to understand themselves by being sensitive, alert, caring, and loving human beings. After a single-purpose life of teaching ‘to set men absolutely, unconditionally free,’ Krishnamurti died in California, leaving vast well-documented teachings that offered no belief system, no spiritual organisation, no methods, but only the exhortation, ‘Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.’
This biography is a brief, easy-to-read narrative aimed at introducing the younger generation to a great spiritual teacher with a simple message of love, compassion, and self-knowledge.