Who is Jiddu Krishnamurti?
Jiddu Krishnamurti was an enlightened Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and disbanded the organisation behind it.
What are some of Krishnamurti’s psychic experiences?
In memoirs written when he was eighteen years old, Krishnamurti described psychic experiences, such as seeing his sister, who had died in 1904, and his late mother. During his childhood he developed a bond with nature that was to stay with him for the rest of his life.
What happened to Krishnamurti’s mother?
Krishnamurti was fond of his mother Sanjeevamma, who died when he was ten. His parents had a total of eleven children, of whom six survived childhood. In 1903, the family settled in Cudappah, where Krishnamurti had contracted malaria during a previous stay.
Where did Krishnamurti give his first public speech?
Krishnamurti and Nitya were taken to England in April 1911. During that journey Krishnamurti gave his first public speech – to members of the OSE in London. His first writings had also started to appear, published in booklets by the Theosophical Society and in Theosophical and OSE-affiliated magazines.
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on May 11, 1895 (according to Indian reckoning), at Madanapalle, a small hill town between Madras and Bangalore. He was the eighth child of Jiddu Narianiah, a tax collector for the British Government.
Was Krishnamurti meant to be a World Teacher?
Mary Lutyens, a biographer and friend of Krishnamurti, says that there was a time when he believed that he was to become the World Teacher after correct spiritual and secular guidance and education.
What happened to Krishnamurti?
On December 28, 1911, when Krishnamurti was handling certificates to new members of the Order, the following happened, as reported by C. W. Leadbeater: All at once the Hall was filled with tremendous power, which was so evidently flowing through Krishna [murti] that the next member fell at his feet, overwhelmed by this marvellous rush of force.
How long did it take Krishnamurti to learn to speak English?
Despite his history of problems with schoolwork and concerns about his capacities and physical condition, the 14-year-old Krishnamurti was able to speak and write competently in English within six months. Lutyens says that later in life Krishnamurti came to view his “discovery” as a life-saving event.