Author(s): J. Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) rose from humble beginnings to become a leading spiritual and philosophical thinker. His works continue to influence thousands of people around the world; Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra have all been indebted to him. And yet he belonged to no religion, sect or country. Nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, Krishnamurti maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war - an approach that makes his teachings particularly appealing in our own times. The Flight of the Eagle is regarded as one of Krishnamurti's key works, grappling with themes such as freedom, change, peace, violence and - finally - the transcendental and the unknown.
A key title offering radical insights by one of the greatest thinkers of the age
Born in poverty in India in 1895, Jiddu Krishnamurti rose to become a leading spiritual and philosophical teacher whose ideas continue to inspire millions around the world today. Whether discussing politics with Indira Gandhi, in dialogue with the physicist David Bohm, or debating with the likes of Rupert Sheldrake and Iris Murdoch, Krishnamurti engaged fully with the human condition. Joseph Campbell, Alan Watts, Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra have all acknowledged their debt to his writings. In later life, Krishnamurti spoke at the United Nations and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. He died in 1986 at his home in Ojai, California.