AUTRES INSTRUCTEURS SPIRITUELS
For the rest of his life, Krishnamurti stubbornly rejected the status of guru that some wanted him to assume. He never ceased to attract large audiences all over the world, but without claiming any authority or accepting any followers, always addressing his listeners person-to-person. At the base of his teaching was the conviction that fundamental changes in society can only succeed at the cost of a transformation of individual consciousness. There was a relentless emphasis on the need for self-knowledge, and on understanding the limiting and divisive influences of religious and nationalist conditioning. Krishnamurti always insisted on the imperative necessity of this opening, of this “vast space in the brain where there is an unimaginable energy”. This was, it seems, the source of his own creativity, and also the key to his charismatic impact on a most varied audience.
Krishnamurti continued his talks all over the world until his death at the age of ninety-one. His interviews and dialogues, his diary and his letters have been collected in more than sixty volumes.