‘I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free’

Jiddu Krishnamurti was hailed by the English Theosophical Society as a World Teacher and invited to England, but in 1929 he severed all ties with the theosophical movement and for the rest of his life remained aloof from any religious, political or philosophical dogma, asserting that he was only concerned with ‘one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies’. Krishnamurti’s thoughts have been collected in numerous speeches, talks and discussions, a significant number of which are to be found in the BPH.