The Newsletter is a literary contribution to the global dialogue around K’s teachings and a source of general information on many of the related organizations and their activities.
Born in 1929 in Schiltach in the Black Forest, Germany, Friedrich worked for Grohe Armaturen in Hemer, Westfalen for much of his young adulthood. He established a sister company in Lahr in the Black Forest and in 1963 organized a merger and became CEO, leaving in 1970.
He then settled in Switzerland and spent the next ten years ski touring, climbing mountains and collecting paintings. After reading a book by Krishnamurti, he attended K’s talks in Saanen and met him in 1983, then attended most of his talks around the world.
Friedrich became a trustee of Krishnamurti foundation trust (England) and Krishnamurti Foundation India in 1984 and continued in that function for many years until retiring to be an emeritus trustee instead. He is also an honorary trustee in Krishnamurti Foundation of America.
INTRODUCTION TO KRISHNAMURTI
The Core of the teachings
The core of Krishnamurti’s teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said, “Truth is a pathless land”. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.