Curriculum as Meditative Inquiry by Ashwani Kumar (auth.)

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At the age of 14 he was “discovered” to have a “unique aura that contained no selfishness” by a theosophist and psychic, Charles Leadbeater (Jayakar 1986, 24). Subsequently, Krishnamurti was adopted by Annie Beasent, the then president of the Theosophical Society,1 who was also an ardent social reformer and participant in India’s struggle for independence from the British Raj. ” For his entire adolescence and youth, theosophists prepared Krishnamurti as the “vehicle” for the arrival of the “World Teacher,” which certainly involved a strictly disciplined life.

This speech was the beginning of the enfoldment of the unique teachings that were completely bereft of any organized belief and a sense of authority and for which Krishnamurti is respected by people the world over including theosophists. ” Annie Beasent, who considered Krishnamurti her son, was extremely worried about the future of Krishnamurti for she believed that he knew nothing of the way the world works. On her request a few theosophists left the Theosophical Society and took the responsibility to take care of the social life of Krishnamurti.

Jiddu Krishnamurti: Truth Is a Pathless Land Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986)—a widely regarded philosopher, educator, and institution builder—was born to a Hindu Brahmin family in Madanapalle, India on May 12, 1895. At the age of 14 he was “discovered” to have a “unique aura that contained no selfishness” by a theosophist and psychic, Charles Leadbeater (Jayakar 1986, 24). Subsequently, Krishnamurti was adopted by Annie Beasent, the then president of the Theosophical Society,1 who was also an ardent social reformer and participant in India’s struggle for independence from the British Raj.

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