Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895–February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society.
Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti's Notebook. :” In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California.
His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education – in India, England and the United States – and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.
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The Death Study Book
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The trouble with so-called ‘self-help gurus’ is that they think they have all the answers. Invariably they haven’t.
Jiddu Krishnamurti is different on almost every level imaginable.
He’s been called a messiah and a philosopher… but he refused to accept those labels or any other - so you could say he was the ultimate individualist.
The Individual and Society
By focusing on the fact of our entrenched conditioning and the necessity for the psyche to undergo a revolution, Krishnamurti brings us to the interface, to the source of both the individual and society.
Why do You live With Stress
In this incredibly penetrating talk, Krishnamurti describes the psychological pressures of life and how these pressures affect right living: 'We were saying that any form of pressure on the brain affects our whole way of life. We were also saying that this pressure affects our activities, our attitudes, our character, and our way of living. The pressure--economic, social, ethical, and religious--i
Krishnamurti-Commentaries on Living_Series1
In this series of commentaries J. Krishnamurti, one of the great
thinkers of our time, touches upon many human problems—our
hopes, our fears, our illusions, our beliefs, our prejudices—and in
the simplest language seems to pierce to their roots.
“The sheer simplicity is breathtaking. The reader is given, in one paragraph,often in one sentence, enough to keep him exploring,questioning,
J Krishnamurti-Choiceless Awareness
The passages in this Study Book have been taken directly from Krishnamurti’s talks and books from 1933 through 1967. The compilers began by reading all the passages from this period which contained the phrase choiceless awareness—the theme of this book. This would not have been possible without the use of a searchable full-text database, the ‘Krishnamurti Text Collection’.
The passages in this Study Book have been taken directly from Krishnamurti’s talks and books from 1933 through 1967. The compil- ers began by reading all the passages from this period which contained the word action—the theme of this book. This would not have been possible without the use of a full text computer database, produced by the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust of England.
J Krishnamurti - Relationships
JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI (1895-1986) is regarded interna- tionally as one of the great educators and philosophers of our time. Born in South India, he was educated in England, and traveled the world, giving public talks, holding dia- logues, writing, and founding schools until the end of his life at the age of ninety. He claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality, or religion and was bound by none.
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