Krishnamurti’s teaching is perceived as rather complex, and he himself characterized it in the same spirit, but it is complex only in the form of delivery and expression. Krishnamurti was inclined to excessive intellectualization and verbosity where it was possible to say everything more simply. It cannot be ruled out that direct communication with him made a far stronger impression on listeners – because of the force of his presence – and that is why he attracted people to himself. Possibly, it was just this form of delivery that attracted the people of that time, and perhaps Krishnamurti simply could not express his teaching otherwise. Furthermore, as we recall, the process of expression seemingly flowed in him spontaneously. Regardless of the case, his popularity during his lifetime was rather high. He was and remains a spiritual authority, whose books are constantly reprinted, and that means they are read.
Krishnamurti himself believed that if he were some kind of unique person, then his efforts to disseminate the Truth had no sense. I would say that that descriptions of states of higher awareness would not have sense if there are no paths to acquiring it. What sense is there in describing enlightenment, tempting people with a description of higher inner states, but not showing them the way to achieve them? I do not know. Even so, the state itself of a higher or full awareness was reached by many people before Krishnamurti and is not unique in that sense. They were expressed somewhat differently, although the essence remained the same. Therefore, only Krishnamurti’s destiny remains unique and, of course, he himself, but his teaching not at all.
There is one more question – what would have happened with the strange Indian youth if the Theosophists had not taken him on? Most likely, he would not have become a Teacher with worldwide renown, but would have turned into a provincial holy man, who are a dime a dozen in India. Thus, fate and the unknown Force led him – albeit on a somewhat strange and harsh path – toward the fulfillment of the mission and role of a Teacher. And as much as Krishnamurti himself denies the existence of paths to the Truth, he himself passed along one of them, refusing, it is true, to appreciate his experience. He fulfilled his Work in the way he could, or as he considered necessary. He gave people knowledge without presupposing the gaining of experience, but perhaps that is precisely what they needed. The Lord knows better.