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Krishnamurti was "discovered" as a young boy on a beach in India by members of the Theosophical Society, who were convinced that they had found the new World Leader, a spiritual savior who would be as historic and influential as the Buddha or Jesus. By the 1920's he was attracting worldwide press attention and idealists, spiritual adventurers, progressive politicians, intellectuals and romantics alike flocked to his talks in their thousands, eager to embrace a new Christ from the Orient. Then in 1925 Krishnamurti experienced a mysterious spiritual awakening while en route to India from America. And in 1929, in a dramatic act of renunciation he bewildered his thousands of disciples by abandoning the Theosophical Society that had molded him, setting out on a teaching mission of his own, as a secular philosopher of spirituality with no affiliation to sects or dogmas.
For more than sixty years Jiddu Krishnamurti traveled the world giving public talks and private interviews to millions of people of all ages and backgrounds, saying that only through a complete change in the hearts and minds of individuals can there come about a change in society and peace in the world. He was born in Mandanapalle, South India on May 12, 1895 and died on February 17, 1986 in Ojai, California, at the age of ninety. His talks, dialogues, journals and letters have been preserved in more than 270 books and in hundreds of audio and video recordings.
The legendary Krishnamurti touched the lives of more spiritual seekers than almost any other realized teacher of our time. His central message: the discovery of truth-enlightenment-could not be attained by following any leader, institution, or ideology, but only through serious personal inquiry into your own experiences. On Truth Is a Pathless Land, Krishnamurti asks you to consider with him the fundamental questions that have forever perplexed humankind. When we simply watch closely whatever is occurring-when we allow ourselves to be rather than strive to become-we awaken to a higher consciousness that is our own great light. Here is Krishnamurti at the pinnacle of his life, guiding you to question and explore: * The limitations of thought, language, and knowledge * Mending the broken parts of ourselves and society * Why the observer and the observed are one, and more Truth Is a Pathless Land presents the essential teachings of this influential figure in a powerful two-hour session where you will experience his wisdom, compassion, and friendship.