The mystique of enlightenment pdf

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Although many considered him an “enlightened” person, Krishnamurti often referred to his state of being as the “natural state”. He claimed that the demand for enlightenment was the only thing standing in the way of enlightenment itself, if enlightenment existed at all. He rejected the very basis of thought and in doing so negated all systems of thought and knowledge. Krishnamurti also became a member of the Theosophical Society during the mystique of enlightenment pdf teenage years and mentions having “inherited” his association with the Theosophical Society from his grandfather.

To that end, between the ages of 14 and 21, he undertook all kinds of spiritual exercise, determined to find out whether moksha was possible. As part of this endeavour, he searched for a person who was an embodiment of such “realization”. Krishnamurti related that he asked Ramana, “This thing called moksha, can you give it to me? Ramana Maharshi purportedly replied, “I can give it, but can you take it?

This answer completely altered Krishnamurti’s perceptions of the “spiritual path” and its practitioners, and he never again sought the counsel of “those religious people”. Shortly after, he began an international lecture tour on behalf of the Society, visiting Norway, Belgium, Germany and the United States. Returning to India, he married a Brahmin woman named Kusuma Kumari in 1943, at age 25. India, eventually beginning a direct dialogue with him in 1953.

Krishnamurti related that the two had almost daily discussions for a while, which he asserted were not providing satisfactory answers to his questions. Finally, their meetings came to a halt. And then, towards the end, I insisted, “Come on, is there anything behind the abstractions you are throwing at me? And that chappie said, “You have no way of knowing it for yourself”. If I have no way of knowing it, you have no way of communicating it. What the hell are we doing?

Goodbye, I don’t want to see you again”. After the break-up with Jiddu Krishnamurti, U. Krishnamurti continued travelling, still lecturing. Krishnamurti and his family went to the United States to seek medical treatment for his eldest son, and stayed there for five years. He ultimately separated from his family and went to live in London. The following day, Krishnamurti began working for the Ramakrishna Mission, an arrangement that lasted for three months. About this time, Jiddu Krishnamurti was in London and the two Krishnamurtis renewed their acquaintance.

Jiddu tried to advise U. Jiddu eventually persuaded him to attend a few talks he was giving in London, which U. In 1961, Krishnamurti put an end to his relationship with his wife. Their marriage had been a largely unhappy affair, and by that time he described himself as being “detached” from his family, emotionally as well as physically. He then left London and spent three months living in Paris, using funds he had obtained by selling his unused return ticket to India, during which time he ate a different variety of cheese each day. Switzerland where he still had a small bank account. By mistake he went by train to Geneva, rather than Zurich, where the bank account was.

Krishnamurti was unable to pay his hotel bill and sought refuge at the Indian Consulate. India, which the consular authorities refused to do at the state’s expense. A consulate employee in her 60s named Valentine de Kerven offered Krishnamurti shelter. During the talk, Jiddu was describing the state and U. Why did I want to know his state?

So, I am in that state. I am in that state. Now I am in that state. So, then I walked out of the tent and never looked back.

How do I know that I am in that state, the state of Buddha, the state I very much wanted and demanded from everybody? I am in that state, but how do I know? The next day Krishnamurti was again pondering the question “How do I know I am in that state? He later recounted that on suddenly realising the question had no answer, there was an unexpected physical, as well as psychological, reaction. It seemed to him like “a sudden ‘explosion’ inside, blasting, as it were, every cell, every nerve and every gland in my body.