J. Krishnamurti – What Love Is Not – (why human beings need discipline?)


Jiddu Krishnamurti

J. Krishnamurti cir. 1920s
Born May 11, 1895
MadanapalleMadras Presidency,British Raj
Died February 17, 1986 (aged 90)
Ojai, California
Occupation public speakerauthorphilosopher
Influenced Joseph CampbellDavid Bohm,Aldous HuxleyBruce LeePupul Jayakar,[1] Achyut Patwardhan,[2]Dada Dharmadhikari [3]
Parents Jiddu Narianiah and Sanjeevamma

Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 11, 1895 – February 17, 1986) was an Indian writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive 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 what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Societyheadquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). 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 worldwide 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, speaking to large and small groups and individuals. He authored many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti’s Notebook. Many of his talks and discussions have been published. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at his home in Ojai, California.

His supporters, working through non-profit foundations in India, Great Britain and the United States, oversee several independent schools based on his views on education. They continue to transcribe and distribute his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and writings by use of a variety of media formats and languages.   (More)


3 responses to “J. Krishnamurti – What Love Is Not – (why human beings need discipline?)

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