“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”
Like many advanced spiritual souls, Krishnamurti cannot be caged into a specific religion, organization or belief.
Just read his quote below to see:
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So, a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
How he was found: In April 1909, Krishnamurti (he was about 14 years old) first met Charles Webster Leadbeater, who claimed clairvoyance. Leadbeater had noticed Krishnamurti on the Society's (Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras.) beach on the Adyar river, and was amazed by the "most wonderful aura he had ever seen, without a particle of selfishness in it".
For many years he was widely talked about. Thus I heard his name a lot as a child, even in Puerto Rico.
--- A FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNT:
The author ,raul ,was fortunate to meet personally Krishnamurti in Ojai, CA, about 6 months before his last days.
The experience and depth of it was incredible, truly awesome. I will just give a few lines on it (it was outside, beside a large tree, about 1K people were seating): He came out, perfectly straight, with a fierce energy, even thou his body was very old then. Immediately he remarked - what a beautiful day and tree, and that there were hidden messages in the shadows... Then a bright light - a strong clear awareness enveloped all of us, and it all looked SO beautiful, and all the habits of the mind-and-body were illumined in the bright light - like a mass of ropes - but now were seen as separate from us.
Then I thought - I WANT TO KEEP THIS - and then experienced that I could not desired anymore - I was filled to the brim!Next came the BLISS - such a DEEP LOVE, and ocean came up, and I was intoxicated in this elixir, the RED clear light visible as an ocean...
I knew that to live in that LOVE would be a lives culmination!
Finally, after about a hour, he perceived some peoples restlessness and stopped the meeting. I really do not recall now what he said!I saw huge flames of LOVE covering the entire Earth - even beyond the horizon. And the friend that brought me exclaimed - 'I AM IN LOVE!'.
About 6 months later I was in a bus terminal in Santa Cruz CA, felt a wave of emotion and had to sit down. My friend came by and informed my that Krishnamurti had just dropped 'his' body.
There are tremendous connections between Sri Ramana Maharishi (inquiry) and Buddhism. But his presence was that of a perfect Bhakta... --- I concluded that Krishnamurti could not be understood by reading his words. Note for example the long quote above. The keyword there is 'separating yourself'. By that he means to be out of the ocean of love that we are - our true cosmic body or pure existence, pure consciousness. So you really need the relevant experience to understand a Masters teaching. One way is to sit at the feet of a true Master for a long time - and surrender all. All you really got is suffering!
It is a shame that many present him as a thinker: 'greatest thinkers and religious teachers', but its not so. Simply the ocean of Love manifested thru him and tried to lead people to his experience of Truth. No thinker in the least. --- Dissolution speech: https://jkrishnamurti.org/about-dissolution-speech --- A great Video - Krishnamurti in Ojai - look at a flower...on Meditation and self-knowledge: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=krishnamurti+early+videos&&view=detail&mid=ECFBC3FF7E42CF7E1C2EECFBC3FF7E42CF7E1C2E&&FORM=VDRVRV
--- Now like I mentioned before, a whole bunch of superficial notes or 'facts' on Krishnamurti in Wikipedia: