Doubt, Is An Essential In Spiritual Development: Krishnamurti


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. He asked that we tread lightly on this earth without destroying ourselves or the environment. He communicated to his listeners a deep sense of respect for nature. His teachings transcend man-made belief systems, nationalistic sentiment and sectarianism. At the same time, they give new meaning and direction to mankind’s search for truth. His teaching, besides being relevant to the modern age, is timeless and universal.

But he did not have an easy start and had to reject most of what had been “planned out” for him. 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 travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind.

I cannot embed this video, but please follow the link and watch. It takes you to the video on the Relationship between Desire, Will and Love, and you can then explore the site where you will find an absolute wealth of videos, text, teachings and things to explore further. His teachings, videos give much for us all to ponder on, and people ministering will find it a wealthy resource too. Much of what he speaks on is the result of 60 years of profound thought, meditation and humility in exploring his relationship with God.–will-and-love-full-version.php


3 thoughts on “Doubt, Is An Essential In Spiritual Development: Krishnamurti

  1. 1EarthUnited says:

    Thanks for recounting the brilliant history of Kristnamurti. His message is timeless. ❤

    • Yes I think so. And I feel that in dealing with ‘doubt’ and giving it an airing helps blow its cobwebs away. Thomas Keating also covers this a lot; and what he has to say is revealing as to the ‘spiritual work’ going on ‘behind the scenes’in the part of us that is largely unaccessible to our conscious awareness at such times. Some/several of the followers of this blog are priests, pastors, ministers themselves, of all traditions, and just like the rest of us, have periods of doubt, despair, emptiness and long barren times…maybe feeling they are not as free to discuss with others…and I think it helps us all to see what others have said, that may just buffer us at such times. And all of us experience doubt in our most special relationships at times! so its a pretty human condition. Thankyou for your comments.

  2. julienmatei says:

    Krishnamurti, the only real one among the “enlightened”.

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