J Krishnamurti (1896-1986) was one of the most important spiritual leaders of his time. Discovered by the Theosophist as a boy in India, he was groomed by them as the new Messiah, a role he rejected when he set out independently on his own spiritual quest. Travelling the world, lecturing and teaching, he acquired an enormous following, including many eminent statesmen and intellectuals. As one of Krishnamurti's closest friends and devotees, Mary Lutyens is uniquely qualified to write his biography. Indeed, she has written three previous volumes on 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 true perspective.
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The author was a close friend and devotee of her subject, making this an unusually vivid and perceptive biography of one of the most important spiritual leaders of his time. Having been groomed as a Messiah by the Theosophists, Kristnamurti rejected the role in favour of a personal spiritual quest which took him around the world, his lectures and teachings winning him a wide following of admirers from all backgrounds. The man's wisdom and complexity are well communicated (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Mary Lutyens
Mary Lutyens is a noted writer and biographer. Apart from her work on Krishnamurti, her books include The Lyttons in India, Millais and the Ruskins, and a biography of her father, the architect Edwin Lutyens.