The Teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head.

In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work.

From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he traveled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind.

Krishnamurti is regarded globally 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 all of 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 human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality.

Krishnamurti belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. He reminded his listeners again and again that we are all human beings first and not Hindus, Muslims or Christians, that we are like the rest of humanity and are not different from one another.


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  1. i struggled with this as i see no way around a persons objective observation? though i totally submit that an open mind is the only path of truth. if i received this doco correctly, it says that the egg has 2 come b4 the chicken or else we are screwed. as he does explain in one doco about the fear of intelligent design, that is what we are as humans (the muppet show)

  2. J Krishnamurti was most original profounder of Truth that no other said before him with such courage

  3. “Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion…”

    Sorry, what?

  4. Is there any trick to outwaiting these videos to download? I just haven’t the patience. What do you guys do ?

  5. This guy is awesome, good video.

  6. real good I like it … for one`s there is a person that just ask you to think and question ,for a change and not be just a copy of a system that does not work.. never did never will ….

    it is a hard thing , to think to just take the time to look at what is really happening and Y that is so .

    I would recommend this to all my friends .

    but I know that like most philosophers and great thinkers it is a lonely road .

    I understand Y most thinkers end up out of society , they can only take so much of the none cense , the lies the corruption the religions that are only tools to control . and the systematic way we are all a slave for others and turn again each other .

    I like when He say ” patriotism is just glorify tribalism ” and I would agree with him we have not moved art all in or way`s , we are indeed very primitive in or thinking .

  7. Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

    ie. God, some of you are incredibly pretentious in a banal sort of way. (wagging my finger at Mr. Nobody.) Shut the Hell up already. Teacher. Not a Teacher. Somebody. Nobody. Move on or move over.

  8. This guy is a Beast!

  9. Anyone who refers to Krishnamurti as a “teacher” understands nothing about him or themselves…

    The man talked for 60 years and millions listened…but it seems no one could hear him…

    I was going to watch this doc…but the simple fact that they call him a teacher in the synopsis reveals to me that it would be a waste of my time as they know less about him than I do…

  10. I wish he could have realized it was okay to just be a man… a spiritual man that had great lessons to teach. He didn’t need to appear “perfect” to fulfill other’s ideals and expectations of what he should be. I cherished my time with him in Paris and learned much from him in the years after, both positive and negative lessons that produce understanding and wisdom. He was one of the greatest teachers on the planet.

  11. I like this guy