Charles Leadbeater liked boys.
Bishop James Wedgwood
In Gay Paris, Bishop Wedgwood "fell victim to cocaine addiction, also supplying his boyfriends with the drug, and took to smuggling it past the authorities inside his crozier"
(Source: Star in the East: Krishnamurti, the Invention of a Messiah by Roland Vernon, Constable, 2000, page 164)
Wedgwood claimed that beings called the 'Masters', who lived in the Himalayas, held him in high regard, and that he was the recipient of mysterious messages from these Masters.
Reportedly, these 'Masters' were an 'invention' by Madame Blavatsky and the 'fraud' had been exposed as early as 1884. (theosophy)
"Leadbeater had in the past repeatedly stated the importance of sexual purity."
There is much evidence that Leadbeater frequently shared beds with his pupils.
Around 1907, 11-year-old Hubert van Hook of Chicago was selected by Leadbeater as the possible Messiah.
"Leadbeater came prancing down the wharf ... holding on to the arm of a very good-looking blond boy of about fifteen.
"This was Theodore St John, an Australian boy of great charm and sweetness, who was Leadbeater's current favourite and who slept in his room."
Leadbeater taught Krishnamurti about the 'Masters'.
Shortly afterwards, Nitya died.
Krishnamurti (right) and Nitya
Krishnamurti, after the death of his brother Nitya, gave up his belief in the Masters.
Krishnamurti came to believe that enlightenment was not to be found by messages from Tibet or by following some Messiah.
Krishnamurti decided that each person can find enlightenment immediately, from inside themselves.
The kingdom of heaven is within you.
According to Roland Vernon, Krishnamurti believed that there is some kind of divine energy in all creation and that enlightenment comes 'through a state of union with this energy.'
This idea is found in Hinduism and other religions.
Like Buddha, Krishnamurti thought that enlightenment comes when a person is freed from selfish desires such as the desire for money or fame.
Roland Vernon (Star in the East: Krishnamurti, the Invention of a Messiah by Roland Vernon) suggests that human beings invent or imagine the angels, masters and other such creatures.
But he believes we should not necessarily ignore these imaginings.
These inventions may, in some instances, represent or symbolise some kind of spiritual reality which cannot accurately be described in words or pictures. (Page 155 Star in the East)
Vernon writes: "The mind works to build physical images of what are essentially metaphysical entities".