Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Date of Birth: 05/22/1895

Age: 90

Place of birth: Manadapale

Citizenship: United States


Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in an orthodox Brahmin family. His father, Jiddu Narianya (Eng. Jiddu Narainiah), was an employee of the British colonial administration. Mother Krishnamurti Sandzhivamma (Eng. Sanjeevamma) died when he was 10 years old. His parents had each other second cousins, they had 11 children, 5 of whom died before reaching adulthood. They were vegetarians, did not eat even eggs and avoided any European food.

Krishnamurti was born on May 12, 1895 in the small town Manadapalle (Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh). As the eighth child in the family, according to the Indian tradition, it was named in honor of the god Krishna. In 1903, Krishnamurti family settled in the town of Kadappa (Eng. Cudappah), where a small Jeddah had once contracted malaria, a disease that attacks will pursue Krishnamurti for many years. He was impressionable and sick child. "Scattering and thoughtful," why it is often perceived for the mentally retarded and regularly beaten in school and at home. Decades later, Krishnamurti described the status of your child`s consciousness: "Since childhood, the boy was like this - not a single thought did not attend his mind. He just watched and listened to, and nothing more. Thought with its associations did not arise. Images do not appear. ... He often tried to think, but no one thought did not occur. " At the age of eighteen Krishnamurti started writing, but does not finish, a memoir about his childhood and early adolescence; He describes the "vision" in which he were by then already deceased mother and sister.

Narianya father Krishnamurthy, retired at the end of 1907, at the age of 52x years, and being limited in the media, written by Annie Besant (Eng. Annie Besant), while the president of the Theosophical Society, in search of work in the Company`s headquarters Adyar. He, along with the fact that he was faithful to the orthodox Brahmin, he was the Theosophical Society since 1882. His candidacy was approved, and the family moved to Adyar in January 1909. First Narianyu and his sons were placed in a small cottage without proper sanitation, in the immediate vicinity of the territory of the Company. Children malnourished and infected with lice.

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