Jiddu Krishnamurthy was a renowned 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,
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in a family of Telugu-speaking Brahmins
on May 12, 1895. He was a sensitive and sickly child and regarded
as dull-witted in his childhood. In April 1909 a Theosophical member
by name C.W. Leadbeater recognised his potential to become a great
world teacher. He was taken into Theosophical society and made the
head of the 'Order of the Star in the East' which subscribed to
the doctrine of the coming of the World Teacher, which he dissolved
in 1929 and proclaimed that the 'Truth is a pathless land'. Krishnamurti
had denounced all organized belief, the notion of gurus and started
teaching around the world from the profound wisdom he acquired until
he died on February 17, 1986.
Krishnamurti constantly emphasized the right place of thought in
daily life. But he also pointed out the dangers of thought when
it becomes knowledge that acts as a calcified projection of the
past. According to Krishnamurti, such action distorts our perception
and full understanding of the world we live in, and more specifically,
the relationships that define it.