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Relationships to Oneself to Others to the World to Oneself, to Others, to the World


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JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI (1895-1986) is regarded internationallyas one of the great educators and philosophers ofour time. Born in South India, he was educated in England, and traveled the world, giving public talks, holding dialogues, writing, and founding schools until the end of hislife at the age of ninety. He claimed allegiance to no caste, nationality, or religion and was bound by no tradition.Time magazine named Krishnamurti, along with MotherTeresa, one of the fi ve saints of the 20th century, and theDalai Lama calls Krishnamurti one of the greatest thinkersof the age.His teachings are published in 75 books, 700 audiocassettes, and 1200 videocassett es. Thus far, over 4,000,000 copiesof his books have been sold in over thirty languages.The rejection of all spiritual and psychological authority, including his own, is a fundamental theme. He said humanbeings have to free themselves of fear, conditioning, authority, and dogma through self-knowledge. He suggested that thiswill bring about order and real psychological change. Ourviolent, confl ict-ridden world cannot be transformed into alife of goodness, love, and compassion by any political, social, or economic strategies. It can be transformed only throughmutation in individuals brought about through their ownobservation without any guru or organized religion.Krishnamurti's stature as an original philosopheratt racted traditional and also creative people from all walksof life. Heads of state, eminent scientists, prominent leadersof the United Nations and various religious organizations, psychiatrists and psychologists, and university professors allengaged in dialogue with Krishnamurti. Students, teachers, and millions of people from all walks of life read his booksand came to hear him speak. He bridged science and religionwithout the use of jargon, so scientists and lay peoplealike could understand his discussions of time, thought, insight, and death.During his lifetime, Krishnamurti established foundationsin the United States, India, England, Canada, and Spain.Their defi ned role is the preservation and dissemination ofthe teachings, but without any authority to interpret or deifythe teachings or the person.Krishnamurti also founded schools in India, England, and the United States. He envisioned that education shouldemphasize the understanding of the whole human being, mind and heart, not the mere acquisition of academic andintellectual skills. Education must be for learning skills in theart of living, not only the technology to make a living.Krishnamurti said, Surely a school is a place where onelearns about the totality, the wholeness of life. Academicexcellence is absolutely necessary, but a school includesmuch more than that. It is a place where both the teacherand the taught explore, not only the outer world, the worldof knowledge, but also their own thinking, their behavior.He said of his work, There is no belief demanded orasked, there are no followers, there are no cults, there is nopersuasion of any kind, in any direction, and therefore onlythen we can meet on the same platform, on the same ground, at the same level. Then we can together observe the extraordinaryphenomena of human existence.R.E. Mark Lee, Executive Director, Krishnamurti Foundation of America

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M-Y Books
Philosophy : Social
Krishnamurti, Jidda
Krishnamurti, J.
Philosophy : Methodology
Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Philosophy : General
Publication Date:
September 2010

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