J. Krishnamurti (1895–1986) is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of the twentieth century. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual's search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily lives a deeply meditative and spiritual quality.
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J. Krishnamurti was renowned for the penetrating insight and immediacy of his spiritual teachings. Radical in his day for seeking truth beyond the boundaries of religion, ideology, or tradition, he declared that "Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot… Read More
Widely recognized as one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, Jiddu Krishnamurti taught that in order for there to be peace in the world, we must each first make peace with ourselves. No spiritual path, leader,… Read More
Bringing about Radical Change in the World
J. Krishnamurti was one of the most influential and widely known spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Here, he inquires with the reader into how remembering and dwelling on past events, both pleasurable and painful, give us a false sense… Read More
What Life Teaches Us in Challenging Times
J. Krishnamurti, one of the most beloved and renowned religious teachers of the twentieth century, often taught his students that they must look at the state of the world, with all its violence and conflict, if they are ever to… Read More
J. Krishnamurti in Dialogue with Buddhists
Many have considered Buddhism to be the religion closest in spirit to J. Krishnamurti's spiritual teaching—even though the great teacher was famous for urging students to seek truth outside organized religion. This record of a historic encounter between Krishnamurti and… Read More
In Freedom, Love, and Action, Krishnamurti points to a state of total awareness beyond mental processes. With his characteristic engaging, candid approach, Krishnamurti discusses such topics as the importance of setting the mind free from its own conditioning;… Read More
These selections present the core of Krishnamurti's teaching on meditation, taken from discussions with small groups, as well as from public talks to large audiences. His main theme is the essential need to look inward, to know ourselves, in order… Read More
In 1968—a time when young Americans were intensely questioning the values of their society—Krishnamurti gave a series of talks to college students in the United States and Puerto Rico, exploring the true meaning of freedom and rebellion. Collected in this… Read More
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J. Krishnamurti (1895–1986) is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual's search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily lives a deeply meditative and spiritual quality.
Krishnamurti (1895–1986) belonged to no religious organization, sect, or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. He maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. He asked that we tread lightly on this earth without destroying ourselves or the environment, and communicated a deep sense of respect for nature. His teachings transcend manmade belief systems, nationalistic sentiment, and sectarianism. At the same time, they give new meaning and direction to mankind's search for truth. His teaching, besides being relevant to the modern age, is timeless and universal.