What I learned from Jiddu Krishnamurti
I discovered J. Krishnamurti when I was actually reading a book written by Eckhart Tolle, “A New Earth”. I was always fascinated by people who achieved a state of calmness, understanding and most important to me, people who are willing to share with others their experiences in a non-invasive way, without trying to sell you a 5 days treatment that will change your life radically.
Being a self-diagnosed ADHDer, I am in a constant look of ways to calm my mind, or how Prof Steve Peters describes in his book, “The Chimp Paradox”, the constant chatter in your head that mimics a chimp jumping around everywhere, not obeying to any of your commands.
Unlike many other people who claim that have achieved enlightenment, J. Krishnamurti throughout his life tried to make people understand that they are the masters of their own mind and of their own thoughts. Most of us wait for others to give us a solution, we think that to-do lists will work for us because they worked for others. This is not what Krishnamurti wanted, and before he died he said the following words: “I have wasted my life. People were listening to me as if I am an entertainment.”
Krishnamurti barely wrote any books, most of the books you find online are transcripts of his talks that he held around the world. You can find lots of them on YouTube and if you pay close attention, you will see how determined he was for people to discover by themselves the cause of their unhappiness, of their anxieties, of all that is causing suffering in their lives. He appeared very upset at times as he saw the audience not truly paying attention inside them, not observing the stream of thought, but actually waiting for that AHA moment that will solve all their problems to come from him, waiting for Krishnamurti to tell them what to do.
We all live in this crazy world and I am 100% sure that all of us have anxieties, myself having quite a few of my own. Listening and reading as much as I could about Krishnamurti helped me immensely as I have discovered a part of me that I never knew was there. If you would like just to simply give this a go and see how it feels, unless you are highly committed, you might as well do something else with your time as it requires an absolute desire of going very deep inside yourself and accepting what is.
I can recommend any of the books or YouTube recordings you can find about Jiddu Krishnamurti. He is believed by many to be a man ahead of his time and all the “enlightened” people of our age, Eckhart Tolle, Osho, Isha Sadhguru, Deepak Chopra, acknowledge Krishnamurti’s works and teachings and they all have been inspired by him.
I will definitely write more articles about Krishnamurti and his teachings in the future. I wanted to start with him as he had such an impact on my life and I hope it can be the same for you.
Speak to you later,