Jiddu Krishnamurti biography

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Philosopher, Author

1895 – 1986

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Who was Jiddu Krishnamurti?

Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and disbanded the organisation behind it. His subject matter included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras. He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and 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 Order of the Star, an organization that had been established to support it.

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Born
May 1, 1895
Madanapalle
Also known as
  • J. Krishnamurti
  • J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti
  • Jiddu Krishnamuri
  • Jeddu Krishnamurti
  • Krishnamurti
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Died
Feb 17, 1986
Ojai

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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