Did Krishnamurti have a lover?

johnd's picture

Average: 4.6 (7 votes)

I heard he had a lover. Isn't an enlightened person not supposed so????

abra's picture

well, he did!

You can read about it in one of his autobiographies. It is not such a secret nowadays.

How come? he still has his human mind, he is just not identified with it. And this mind can fall in love. The point is that there is no addiction there in the enlightened case, he is not attached to it. It is a big difference...

abra | Sun, 03/04/2007 - 13:57
Chaitanya's picture

Is it important?

Some traditions teach that an "enlightened" being will not pursue such worldly things. Other traditions teach that They will simply not be attached to them or cling to them.

Why is it important to know whether he had a lover or not? I think it is important to look within and verify why it is important for you to know this information. When we get caught up in analyzing the behavior of others, I think it can be more of a distraction rather than a help as far as our spiritual journey in concerned. Our ego says, "Hey! Look what this person did! Maybe we should discount his teachings!" rather than looking at oneself. It is how the ego preserves itself. Distraction from the path.

Just my two cents. I hope you get something out of it. Namaste.

Chaitanya | Fri, 07/04/2008 - 12:51
santthosh kumaar's picture

Did Krishna Murthy have a lover?

Do not bother about Krishna Murthy, whether he had a lover or not. But still he has many lovers,even after his death, and more are in waiting list.
Do not dig some one's grave,it is better to dig your own mind, and no all these restrictions are part of the illusion.

santthosh kumaar | Thu, 07/24/2008 - 18:15
shishmanidov35's picture

Interesting and important

I think this issue is interesting and important. Let's not be self righteous.

Interesting - because it is piquant stuff, it sheds color on the too dry image of Krishnaji. This is the reason why we read biographies, it is the reason why we read articles about their lives.

Important - because it sheds more light and uncovers more aspects about what it is to be realized.

shishmanidov35 | Fri, 12/04/2009 - 21:49
nsarun's picture

Does it matter?

To a monk and an enlightened, the whole world is a family. When wisdom and truth flows through an avatar, the feelings and devotion are uncontrollable. There could have been many who would always have loved to be in his presence every moment of the day. To a seer, such a soul as Krishnamurti and his devoted disciples are one. To a worldly person, under the onslaught of selfishness, separate existence, sensuality, it could be perceived differently. We are always reflecting our mind aren't we? Nevertheless, from time immemorial there have been many householder enlightened masters.

nsarun | Sat, 12/26/2009 - 01:55