Making Peace With Ourselves

Jiddu Krishnamurti, widely recognized as one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, taught that we must first make peace with ourselves in order to have peace in the world.No spiritual path, leader, or personal or political philosophy will guide us in this endeavor, he said; this transformation of the human psyche is a truth that each of us must discover inside.

Taking personal responsibility

Krishnamurti teaches that the war and destruction that people wreak on each other and the environment are caused by our misplaced attachment to a sense of self and individuality that leads to aggression, competition, greed and conflict.When we recognize that our consciousness is not individual, but common to all people, we can work together in a spirit of cooperation and compassion.Krishnamurti shows that taking personal responsibility for our actions and reactions – in our relationships and in our lives – is the necessary first step towards a worldview.

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Krishnamurti did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather spoke of the things that concern us in our daily lives, of the problems of life in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual’s quest for security and happiness, and the need for humanity to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, pain and sadness.He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the mind and pointed out the need to bring a deeply meditative and spiritual quality into our daily lives.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Wikipedia

Jiddu Krishnamurti (/ˈdʒɪduː krɪʃnəˈmɜːrti/;May 11, 1895 – February 17, 1986) was a speaker and writer on issues that concerned humanity.In his early life, he was groomed to become the new World Teacher, but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the organization behind it.His topics include psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, research, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society.He constantly emphasized the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such a revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, whether religious, political or social.

Krishnamurti was born in British India and in early adolescence he had a chance encounter with the prominent occultist and theosophist Charles Webster Leadbeater on the grounds of the headquarters of the Theosophical Society in Adyar in Madras.He was then raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who considered him a “vehicle” for an expected World Teacher.As a young man, he rejected this idea and dissolved the Order of the Star in the East, an organization created to support it.

He said he had no loyalty whatsoever to any nationality, caste, religion or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world speaking to large and small groups and individuals.He wrote many books, including The First and Last Freedom, The Only Revolution and Krishnamurti’s Notebook.Many of his speeches and discussions have been published.His last public lecture was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at his home in Ojai, California.

His supporters, who work through non-profit foundations in India, Britain and the United States, oversee several independent schools based on his views on education.They continue to transcribe and distribute his thousands of speeches, group and individual discussions, and writings using a variety of media formats and languages.

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