Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986): “Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant 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 the young Krishnamurti was made its head.
In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work.
From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind.” -Quoted from jkrishnamurti.org
In my own words… J. Krishnamurti was a world teacher of freedom and right thinking. He teaches us through his writings and videos how to have a correct relationship with thought, through examining our own minds without any preconceived notions, and without any fear. He teaches us that from soon after birth we are deeply conditioned by our families and society and most of us die completely absorbed in this conditioning, never able to taste a life of true freedom. We live in images and pictures and die with images and pictures. Only through observation, awareness, and right relationship with thought can we free ourselves from this fundamental conditioning.
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