Truth is a pathless land…

As the teenager pictured below, Jiddu Krishnamurti was groomed extensively by Theosophy for his expected role as the World Teacher, and a new organization, the Order of the Star in the East, was formed in 1911 to support him in this mission. In 1929 he uttered the words above rejecting the role the Theosophists expected him to fulfill. He subsequently severed ties with Theosophy.

Truth is something that you can determine through insight, evidence, and analysis. It is what you accept as fact, regardless of whether or not it is accepted by others. Different people may have different truths. Ultimately, truth is subjective, and is something that can change over time as new evidence emerges. Seeking evidence of truth is best done in a state of what Krishnamurti called “choiceless awareness.”

This is a Photograph of J. Krishnamurti, circa 1911. Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) Speaker, writer, philosopher, advocating a psychological revolution. From Bibby’s Annual 1911, [J. Bibby & Sons, Liverpool]. Artist Unknown. (Photo by Print Collector/Getty Images)