A good bio of Jiddu Krishnamurti
Sep 25, 2011 07:34 PM
A nice bio of Jiddu Krishnamurti can be found at:
Here is a quote which sums up his approach to the individual and the world.
Jiddu Krishnamurti would spend the rest of his life traveling around the
world by explaining to people the need to transform themselves through
self-knowledge and not rely on any outer authority, including his. He wanted
people to existentially question all claims and find out truth for
themselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti would always forcefully refuse to play the
role of guru, urging instead his readers and listeners to observe the
fundamental questions of existence with honesty, persistence and openness.
He argued that a fundamental change in society could emerge only through a
radical change in the individual and their relationship to the world, since
according to him society is the product of interactions between individuals.
Indeed, he would also become famous for his proclamation that âWe are the
worldâ or âYou are the world and the world is youâ. Although he was highly
sensitive to contemporary issues throughout the sixty years during which he
was active and would travel the world extensively, his arguments were rooted
in a vision of life and truth beyond the zeitgeist. As such, he would always
attempt to transcend all artificial boundaries of religion, nationality,
ideology, and sectarian thinking.
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