Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Jiddu Krishnamurti (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer.wikipedia
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The First and Last Freedom

He wrote many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti's Notebook.
is a book by 20th-century Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986).

U. G. Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti was unrelated to his contemporary U. G. Krishnamurti (1918–2007), although the two men had a number of meetings.
He was unrelated to his contemporary Jiddu Krishnamurti, although the two men had a number of meetings.

Mary Lutyens

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Mary Lutyens determines it to be 12 May 1895 but Christine Williams notes the unreliability of birth registrations in that period and that statements claiming dates ranging from 4 May 1895 to 25 May 1896 exist.
Edith Penelope Mary Lutyens (1908 – 9 April 1999) was a British author who is principally known for her authoritative biographical works on the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Krishnamurti's Notebook

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He wrote many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution, and Krishnamurti's Notebook.
is a diary of 20th-century Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986).

Order of the Star in the East

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As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the Order of the Star in the East, an organisation that had been established to support it.
The precursor organisation was formed after leading Theosophists discovered a likely candidate for the new messiah in the then–adolescent Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), a South Indian Brahmin who was installed as Head of the Order.

Annie Besant

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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.
In the late 1920s, Besant travelled to the United States with her protégé and adopted son Jiddu Krishnamurti, who she claimed was the new Messiah and incarnation of Buddha.

Theosophy

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In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. In early adolescence he had a chance encounter with occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater on the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras.
Besant and Leadbeater claimed that Maitreya would again come to Earth by manifesting through an Indian boy named Jiddu Krishnamurti, whom Leadbeater had encountered playing on a beach at Adyar in 1909.

Charles Webster Leadbeater

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In early adolescence he had a chance encounter with occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater on the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras.
In 1909 Leadbeater encountered fourteen-year-old Jiddu Krishnamurti at the private beach of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar.

Pupul Jayakar

In her biography of Krishnamurti, Pupul Jayakar quotes him speaking of that period in his life some 75 years later: "The boy had always said "I will do whatever you want". There was an element of subservience, obedience. The boy was vague, uncertain, woolly; he didn't seem to care what was happening. He was like a vessel with a large hole in it, whatever was put in, went through, nothing remained."
She was a friend and biographer to both the Nehru-Gandhi family and J Krishnamurti.

Maitreya (Theosophy)

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In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it.
In 1909 Leadbeater encountered fourteen-year-old Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986) near the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar, and came to believe the boy was a suitable candidate for the "vehicle" of the expected World Teacher.

Ernest Wood

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Ernest Wood, an adjutant of Leadbeater's at the time, who helped Krishnamurti with his homework, considered him to be "particularly dim-witted".
Wood observed the discovery of the boy Jiddu Krishnamurti by Leadbeater, who soon declared Krishnamurti to be the vehicle for the "coming World Teacher".

Rosalind Rajagopal

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At Ojai they met Rosalind Williams, a young American who became close to them both, and who was later to play a significant role in Krishnamurti's life.
She co-founded the school in 1946 with Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, Italian literary critic Guido Ferrando, and English author Aldous Huxley.

Ojai, California

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His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at his home in Ojai, California.

Theosophical Society

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In early adolescence he had a chance encounter with occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater on the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras.
After serious philosophical conflicts with Annie Besant and other members of the international leadership on the spiritual significance of Christ and on the status of the young boy Jiddu Krishnamurti (see section below), most of the German and Austrian members split off in 1913 and under Steiner's leadership formed the Anthroposophical Society, which then expanded to many other countries.

Madanapalle

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His birthplace was the small town of Madanapalle in Madras Presidency ( Chittoor District in Andhra Pradesh).
Madanapalle has long standing educational institutions like Besant Theosophical College, Rishi Valley School, a boarding school, founded by the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti,

Meditation

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His interests included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society.

Helen Nearing

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In 1921 Krishnamurti fell in love with Helen Knothe, a 17-year-old American whose family associated with the Theosophists.
As a young woman, she had a romantic relationship with Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Aldous Huxley

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In 1938 he met Aldous Huxley.
In 1938, Huxley befriended Jiddu Krishnamurti, whose teachings he greatly admired.

Mary Melissa Hoadley Dodge

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Meanwhile, Krishnamurti had for the first time acquired a measure of personal financial independence, thanks to a wealthy benefactress, American Mary Melissa Hoadley Dodge, who was domiciled in England.
On May 5, 1911 Besant arrived in London from India with Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) - identified as their future spiritual leader - and his brother Nitya (1898-1925).

Guru

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Krishnamurti had denounced all organised belief, the notion of gurus, and the whole teacher-follower relationship, vowing instead to work on setting people "absolutely, unconditionally free."

Ommen

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Krishnamurti dissolved the Order during the annual Star Camp at Ommen, the Netherlands, on 3 August 1929.
The castle was used by the famous philosopher and spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti, of whom Baron Philip van Pallandt was an avid follower, from about 1924 to just before the start of the Second World War.

Krishnamurti Foundation

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The Krishnamurti Foundation, established in 1928 by him and Annie Besant, runs many schools in India and abroad.
The Krishnamurti Foundation(s) is a nonprofit organisation originated with the life and spiritual teaching of Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Jiddu Krishnamurti bibliography

Audio and video resources
Jiddu Krishnamurti or J. Krishnamurti, (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues including psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive social change.

List of works about Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti or J. Krishnamurti (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was a writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues.

E. C. George Sudarshan

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Nevertheless, Krishnamurti met and held discussions with physicists Fritjof Capra and E. C. George Sudarshan, biologist Rupert Sheldrake, psychiatrist David Shainberg, as well as psychotherapists representing various theoretical orientations.
He also met and held many discussions with philosopher J. Krishnamurti.