Interesting. I continued with TM precisely because of its promise of enlightenment. However, what I found was how the TM organization kept its followers on a never ending treadmill of "advanced" programs and techniques, all of which were quite expensive. The upshot of this was enlightenment was always kept at arm's length, a future achievement to strive for.I was a TM practitioner as well KIki, reading Krishnamurti put paid to that. I wanted enlightenment not to feel more relaxed.
During this time I also read J. Krishnamurti, but I couldn't grasp what he was talking about even though I felt there was something important in his teaching. It wasn't until I came across Tolle that I understood just what enlightenment was, and it didn't line up with TM's version at all. But suddenly things clicked into focus because of Tolle, and the bonus of this was I also understood perfectly what Krishnamurti and other teachers were saying, especially Ramana Maharshi and OSHO (known in those days as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh).