10 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Teachers and Students’ Relation

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

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Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti is one of the globally acknowledged thinker and religious teacher of all time. He was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle at the present-day Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. He lost his mother when he was ten. His father Jiddu Narayaniah, after retirement from his service under the British colonial administration, sought employment at the headquarters of the Theosophical Society at Adyar. He got employment there.

Dr. Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society, adopted Krishnamurti when his was 14 along with his Brother Nityananda.

Krishnamurti’s meeting with Charles Webster Leadbeater, a prominent member of the Theosophical Society, at Adyar changed his life. Under the leadership of Charles Webster Leadbeater and Dr. Annie Besant, he groomed as a World Teacher, a messianic entity.

In 1911, an organization called Order of the Star in the East (OSE) formed under the leadership of Theosophical Society and appointed Krishnamurti as its head. However, in 1929 Krishnamurti rejected the role that he was expected to play and dissolved the OSE with its huge following. His spiritual awakening made him reckoned that religious organizations cannot lead human beings to truth. From then he travelled throughout the world and talking to individuals as well as large audiences about the need for a radical change in mankind.

At the age of 90, on 17 February 1986, Krishnamurti died of pancreatic cancer. He neither belonged to any religious organisation nor subscribed to any political or ideological thought.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Sketch
Image Credit: Arturo Espinosa

10 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Education as Service

1. “The office of the teacher is the most sacred and the most important to the nation, because it builds the characters of the boys and girls who will be its future citizens.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

2. “A young child is naturally happy, and if that happiness is allowed to go on and grow in the school, and at home, then he will become a man who will make others happy.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

3. “The teacher in his turn must always be on the alert to watch his words, and to allow nothing but gentleness to shine out from his speech and actions, however busy he may be.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

4. “Never speak ill of any one; refuse to listen when anyone else speaks ill of another, but gently say: ‘Perhaps this is not true, and even if it is, it is kinder not to speak of it.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

5. “Discrimination may also be shown in the arrangement of lessons, the most difficult subjects being taken early in the day, as far as possible. For even with the best and most carefully arranged teaching a boy will be more tired at the end of the school day than at the beginning.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

6. “But it seems to me that enthusiasm, if real, should not die out, and leave cynicism behind, but rather should become stronger and more purposeful with age.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

7. “The teacher is indeed happy who knows his own divinity; that knowledge of the divinity in man is the highest lesson it will ever be his privilege to teach.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

8. “Whatever you are doing, fix your thought upon it, that it may be perfectly done.” Much time is lost in school because the boys do not pay sufficient attention to their work; and unless the teacher is himself paying full attention to it the minds of the boys are sure to wander.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

9. “No teacher can be really successful in his profession unless it is the thing he cares for most, unless he is eager to devote all the time he can to his boys, and feels that he is happiest when he is working with them or for them.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty

10. “Anyone who desires to rise high in the profession of teaching must bring to his work, not only ability, but similar enthusiasm and devotion.” – Jiddu Krishnamurty


Freedom from the Known is a classic work of Jiddu Krisnamurti where he shows how people can change without any age barriers and then change the whole structure of society and their relationships. Live your life without fear and anxiety. Hope you enjoyed the above Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes.


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