U. G. Krishnamurti

U.G. Krishnamurti actually Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti ( born July 9, 1918 in Masulipatam, India, † 22 March, 2007 Vallecrosia, Italy) was denied a philosopher of terms such as "spirituality" or " enlightenment " any reality. In his opinion, it was therefore pointless to follow a Guru. Paradoxically, it was for some but even the guru.


Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti was born on 9 July 1918 in Masulipatam in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. His mother died seven days after his birth. Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti was then brought to his maternal grandfather, who was a wealthy lawyer as a Brahmin, who belonged to the Theosophical Society.

From 1938 he studied at the University of Madras psychology, philosophy, mysticism, and other scientific directions, without, however, end with a conclusion. In 1941, he worked as a clerk for the Theosophical Society in Charles Webster Leadbeater library. In the interests of society, he read himself in the international literature and visited Norway, Belgium, Germany and the United States of America. After his return to India, he married the 25 -year-old Kusuma Kumari, which is also Brahman. He held the next 5 years in the United States to search for treatments for his seriously ill son.

Throughout his life to spiritual questions interested, he attended from 1947 to 1953 regularly the public teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti in Madras, India. In 1953, he took with Jiddu Krishnamurti direct contact, with whom he soon fell out. He separated from his family and stayed penniless in London, where he joined the Ramakrishna Mission and renewed his acquaintance to Jiddu Krishnamurti. Contrary to his will was Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti by Jiddu Krishnamurti advice on his marital problems and also the public Jiddu Krishnamurti's teachings did not touch him. In 1961 he finally sever its his wife who died two years later in an accident.

Then he was only for three months in Paris, then in Geneva, where he met the Swiss Valentine de Kerven. He lived with her and between the two resulted in a lifelong friendship. When he learned in 1967 that Jiddu Krishnamurti gave lectures in the Swiss Saanen, he went to see him there and quarreled finally with him. According to his own words, he went through the next day a crisis similar transformation, which he described as a calamity. She held several days and he was " enlightened" from it stronger, although he refused this label. After this profound experience, he made ​​numerous trips to many countries, but always returned to Switzerland. People who applied with spiritual problems to him, he always emphasized that he had no teaching and no one could learn something about enlightenment by an authority, a teacher or leader.

Shortly before his death he dictated in February 2007, his final letter, " My Swan Song." A month later, on March 22, 2007, he died in his circle of friends. the cremated it a day after that. He taught Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti did not want to remember his after his death.

View of life

His core message is that whatever type of transformation of man is here determined by the body and not the mind. Conversion is - in his words - no additional level that it would achieve, as the term suggests enlightenment, but a reduction to the essentials, ie on the natural. The body is the enduring, not the spirit, because the matter does not disappear, but changing. The "I" is a pure invention or understandable expressed a concept. The thinking is more of a sphere and nothing personal.

Krishnamurti's opinion, it is pointless to follow gurus or promises of salvation. This knowledge would be of no use, because the search for "salvation" could not be stopped by further knowledge, but only by a non-causal process. In his words, the hunger consumes itself


Thus, it differs significantly from all spiritual or religious teachings. There are no closed following, since UG Krishnamurti could convey nothing to say that he no followers initiated or encouraged his statements and designated as meaningless and useless. Books of his dialogues were hardly moved, the transcripts of the tape recordings are available free of copyright and freely on the Internet. Some parallels to his words can be found for example in Nisargadatta Maharaj.


"People call me a materialist. People even go to the extent of calling me an atheist just because I did say God is irrelevant. But did does not mean I did atheist am on. So I am not interested in what kind of labels They stick on me. Believe it or not: it does not make one bit of difference to me. I am not trying to convince you or win you over to anything. "

" Detachment is the nature of traumatized you. "