J. Krishnamurti

1895 - 1986

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, christianity, concern, country, islam, mankind, nationality, politics, religion, rest, separation, traditions, trying, understanding, and violence

When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is trying to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Freedom from the Known, pp.51-52

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on problems, separation, and understanding

If we really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on adoption, destiny, education, family, future, preparation, presidency, questions, society, spirituality, teachers, and truth

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May, 1895, at Madanapalle, a small village in south India. Soon after moving to Madras with his family in 1909, Krishnamurti was adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant, President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced that he was to become a great spiritual teacher. Three years later she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role. An organization was set up to promote this role. In 1929, after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him, Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation, turning away all followers saying: Truth is a pathless land. . . .

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Background & brief history

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