Although many considered him the book of life j krishnamurti pdf “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 his 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?