Main article: Jiddu Krishnamurti Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in the town of Madanapalle in then-colonial India , to a family of middle class Telugu Brahmins. His father was associated with the Theosophical Society , and in the early part of the 20th century young Krishnamurti was promoted by the Adyar, India based leadership of the Society as the so-called World Teacher , a new messiah. However, in he disavowed this role, dissolved the worldwide organization the Order of the Star formed to support it, and shortly afterwards severed his ties to Theosophy and the Theosophical Society. Denouncing the concept of saviors , spiritual leaders , and any other intermediaries to reality, Krishnamurti stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being. He posited that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social. He also articulated his message in writing, authoring several books and other works.
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Main article: Jiddu Krishnamurti Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in the town of Madanapalle in then-colonial India , to a family of middle class Telugu Brahmins. His father was associated with the Theosophical Society , and in the early part of the 20th century young Krishnamurti was promoted by the Adyar, India based leadership of the Society as the so-called World Teacher , a new messiah.
However, in he disavowed this role, dissolved the worldwide organization the Order of the Star formed to support it, and shortly afterwards severed his ties to Theosophy and the Theosophical Society.
Denouncing the concept of saviors , spiritual leaders , and any other intermediaries to reality, Krishnamurti stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being. He posited that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social. He also articulated his message in writing, authoring several books and other works. As of [update] , the latest incarnations of the official Krishnamurti-related entities are the Krishnamurti Foundations, organized in the late s to early s.
Thus far, over 4,, copies of books have been sold in twenty-two languages. In the following, he again usually refers to himself in third-person as noted above. However these works, being published diaries, are largely autobiographical. With the publication of this book, the general public had access to first-hand descriptions of the process, a strange condition that started in the s and intermittently affected Krishnamurti throughout his life.
Also contains numerous explicit and implicit references to a state of consciousness Krishnamurti often called the otherness, among other designations. Krishnamurti to Himself: his last journal Mary Lutyens , editor. Lutyens edited several of his books. Pre works[ edit ] These works by Krishnamurti cover the years to , which include his involvement with the Theosophical Society and with the various incarnations of the Order of the Star.
At the Feet of the Master However the identity of the author of works originally listed as authored by so-called Alcyone has been the subject of debate. Published in the Herald of the Star, then official bulletin of the Order of the Star in the East a precursor organization of the Order of the Star.
Krishnamurti composed over 60 poems, published in the official bulletins of the Order of the Star , book collections of his poetry, and elsewhere. These were annual multi-day gatherings of members of the Order of the Star.
Krishnamurti" September Pre-Indian independence , Krishnamurti applies his message to the "Indian problem" asserting, "The true enemy of freedom is dead tradition". The final collection of poems Krishnamurti published. Early Writings Series — From Darkness to Light Post works[ edit ] War abolished: One way to permanent peace These were edited into chapter-based layout by "L. With short preface by Krishnamurti.
In these talks and others from Krishnamurti introduced concepts that eventually became regular aspects of his message.
A new approach to living, The way of living, The way of peace c. Commentaries on Living Series — A three-volume series subtitled "From the notebooks of J. The series editor was Rajagopal Desikacharya, at the time a close associate and friend of Krishnamurti. Think on these Things The Only Revolution Second Penguin Krishnamurti Reader Krishnamurti biographer Christine V.
Williams was one of those who credited this mass market two-volume Penguin Reader series with introducing Krishnamurti and his work to a truly wide audience, and with helping to establish his reputation as a philosopher of note both with the general public and within intellectual circles. The first volume had been published in The Awakening of Intelligence All talks delivered during Meditations Evelyne Blau, editor. The Network of Thought A commentator described this work: "Krishnamurti compares bad education with computer programming, in which minds are turned into biological and emotional machines to fit into preconceived patterns, or mental networks, for controlling social and political behavior.
Self-observation without thought is the paradoxical way to break out of these networks. Krishnamurti biographer Pupul Jayakar wrote that these meetings became a focus for "serious Washington D. Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti Krishnamurti: Reflections on the Self To Be Human The First Step is the Last Step Works on education[ edit ] Proper education was a major, lifelong concern of Krishnamurti.
He and his associates established a number of schools during his lifetime, [b 19] in an effort to apply his holistic educational philosophy. Starting in the s, he also addressed a number of open Letters to Schools, which were later compiled in book form. This was the first Krishnamurti book to be published by a commercial publisher. Beginnings of Learning In addition, seventeen previously unpublished letters are included. Ray McCoy, editor. In these often very informal discussions, Krishnamurti was able to expand on his message in a way not conducive to the more constrained talk format.
He also used discussions to elaborate on subjects only minimally, or not at all, found elsewhere. Also available in audio and video formats, see section in this page. They examined their common concerns in a number of discussions; several have been published, in a variety of formats. Cornelia and George Wingfield Digby, editors. The Ending of Time Also available in various video and audio formats. These discussions, from June , are also available on video. Limits of Thought Available on video as The Transformation of Man, see Audio and video resources below.
The Transformation of Man Also released on video. Included in the published symposium proceedings. Forbes, etc. Krishnamurti engaged in a number of public and private discussions with longtime close friend and associate, and official biographer Krishnamurti also engaged in a number of private discussions on his early age with Emily Lutyens , mother of Mary Lutyens , and in private and public discussions with Mary herself, including Scott H.
Forbes    - See Audio and video resources below. He only asked two people to write about him: Mary Lutyens , who in fact she was his official biographer and he wanted her to record the whole of his life. Also, he wanted Mary Taylor- Zimbalist to write about what it was like to be with him, which she does using, as her source material, the daily dairies she kept for the 22 years she was with him.
This work can also be found online after her initial but unfinished attempt to write a book, about what it was like to be with Krishnamurti. From this work, we know more about the daily life of Krishnamurti than any other famous person alive. Exploration into Insight When in India, Krishnamurti regularly held daily informal discussions with friends and associates that covered wide ranges of subjects; the discussions often explored and challenged his message in depth, a situation that stimulated him, according to another biographer.
Walpola Rahula, et al. Can Humanity Change? Krishnamurti in dialogue with Buddhists", David Skitt, editor. Other participants include physicist David Bohm , and author and scientist Phiroz Mehta. Various counterparts: Iris Murdoch, Jonas Salk, etc. Questioning Krishnamurti Originally published as a stand-alone series of 17 volumes, it has become part of the much larger Complete Works of J.
Krishnamurti: — It is estimated that the Complete Works would run to over 50 volumes of print media, and will be released in other formats, including online. Volume 1 — : The Art of Listening First part [New York City according to the description] apparently part of newsreel. In the second part [described as having been filmed in Ojai, California in ], Krishnamurti reiterates the themes and language of the speech he gave dissolving the Order of the Star.
Unofficial release. The Real Revolution True Revolution A Wholly Different Way of Living Also published in book form.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895-1986
Truth is a pathless land. Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, writer and international lecturer. Krishnamurti said: "I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and the thought Krishnamurti was raised within the Theosophical Society to become an incarnation of Maitreya, the messianic Buddha. He repudiated not only all connections with organized religions and ideology, but denied his own spiritual authority as well. Travelling constantly, he also rejected ties to any country, nationality or culture.
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