This book can be regarded as a companion volume to Krishnamurti's Notebook and Krishnamurti to Himself.
In September 1973 Krishnamurti suddenly started keeping a journal. He made daily entries in a notebook, first while staying at Brockwood Park in Hampshire, England, and then in Rome and California. Nearly every entry starts with a vivid description of some natural scene which serves as the backdrop for his reflections on the human predicament and man's ancient quest for the transcendental. The journal reveals to what an extent his teaching is inspired by his closeness to nature. Throughout, Krishnamurti refers to himself in the third person as 'he', and incidentally he tells us something about himself and his early days--something which he has not done before in his talks or writings.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on May 11, 1895 in Madanapalle, India. As children, he and his brother were adopted by Dr. Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. She and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and Krishnamurti was made its head. In 1929, he renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work. From then until his death, he traveled the world speaking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind. He belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war, and that we are all human beings first. He was a philosopher whose teachings of more than 20,000,000 words are published in more than 75 books, 700 audiocassettes, and 1200 videocassettes. He died of pancreatic cancer on February 17, 1986 at the age of 90.