– J. Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 1895 – February 17, 1986) was an Indian speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects. I came across him years ago when he and David Bohm (December 20, 1917 – October 27, 1992), a famous theoretical physicist, held a series of conversations where they talked about consciousness and humanity. Fascinating stuff. If you are interested, you can view a YouTube video of one of their conversations here.
Krishnamurti taught the importance of self knowledge. He was opposed to gurus, religious teaching or any sort of societal conditioning. He said: “Leaders destroy followers and followers destroy leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple.” Self-knowledge is an endless journey of discovery and totally unique to each being. I can’t teach you your path anymore than you can…
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