One must observe their mind and not analyze or evaluate it. Man has built in himself images as a fence of security, religious, political, personal. The final reception of the world tour was in the Vatican in Rome. To be able to look at this seems to me all that is needed, because if we know how to look, then the whole thing becomes very clear, and to look needs no philosophy, no teacher. Through the process of self inquiry, you build empathy and compassion, both for yourself and others. Jiddu Krishnamurti is unquestionably one of the greatest and the most influential philosophers of our times. They had groomed him since childhood to be a ready vehicle for Lord Maitreya to incarnate.
The discourse of social change and world order are invariably linked with the ideals of tradition and revolution. Social change cannot be brought about by changing the existing political system or the government; neither is it affected by acts of charity and goodness. It must be found within, through stillness, silence and nature. Does it not mean playing with something which is not actual? There was much that I saw for the first time that evening - it was like coming back to the beginning and knowing it for the first time. Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes Love changes everything. Theosophy versus Neo-Theosophy — ¹; ²; ³ By the admittance of Krishnamurti himself, of his reluctance to read most books, though Mary Lutyens demonstrates he did read books, it is evident he never studied Theosophy, or any the literature of the early history. Krishnamurthy had talked about the computer, artificial intelligence and the brain for about 20 minutes and as he finished, the entire audience of about 100 fell into a deep silence - and the silence was pregnant.
Krishnamurti maintains that freedom from knowledge which is tradition is absolutely essential at the very beginning of the inquiry into the truth. By calling ourselves this or that, we ensure ourselves against further disturbance, and settle back. Most Theosophists at that time believed that the Lord Maitreya was soon to manifest in human form, as two thousand years ago he had manifested in the body of Jesus and before that in the body of Sri Krishna. The fountain of Truth has been revealed to me and the darkness has been dispersed. Rupa we can know and analyse by the aid of science, Nama by the aid of philosophy; but Swarupa?. If you observe very closely what is taking place and examine it, you will see that it is based on an intellectual conception, and the intellect is not the whole field of existence; it is a fragment, and a fragment, however cleverly put together, however ancient and traditional, is still a small part of existence whereas we have to deal with the totality of life. I have read and listened to many of their lectures.
I am speaking of the fundamental truth, the truth of things and not merely the fact about particulars or of particulars only as their knowledge forms a basis or a help to the discovery of fundamental truth. Compilation of quotes and writings on meditation. In these talks and others from 1944 Krishnamurti introduced concepts that eventually became regular aspects of his message. And you know all those people who are erudite, who read, who theorize, who can discuss brilliantly, are extraordinarily dull people. No spiritual path, leader, or personal or political philosophy will guide us in this endeavor, he said; this transformation of the human psyche is a truth that each of us must discover within. Only the right education, and deep affection between people everywhere, will resolve our many problems including the environmental challenges.
He had been thinking about visiting Sri Lanka at the end of the year but had decided against going. Krishnamurti has helped me in expanding my understanding of the conditioned mind. I came to myself at about noon each day. He maintains that there can be an ending of sorrow. Krishnamurti's letters to his schools.
But we are rapidly losing the sense that we are animals like the others. Share it with us in the comments! His teaching, besides being relevant to the modern age, is timeless and universal. His insight into education may not be amenable to be reduced to any educational pedegogy to be scaled or replicated , but policy makers can certainly benifit by truly comprehending it. He does not subscribe to the concept of philosophy as a corpus of justified true beliefs or an activity of advancing arguments to convince others of something. He not only extends this word to connote total change in the psychological realm of the individual, which he believes that it encompasses all the fields of life, but also calls it a religious revolution. Our responses to the present are from the past, the memory stored up in the brain cells. One must find out for oneself, apart from personal opinions, perceptions, experiences, which are always relative, whether there is a perception, a seeing, which is absolute truth, not relative.
But to me there is no path to truth; truth is not to be understood through any system, through any path. Normally we thrive on blaming others, which is a form of self-pity. Revolution means the total transformation of the traditional mind, not through time and knowledge but awareness without choice, attention without concentration, or observation without the observer, the product of thought, knowledge and time. One of the curses of ideologies and organized beliefs is the comfort, the deadly gratification they offer. The speaker has met with some of those but discarded them right from the beginning as having no meaning.
Krishnamurti denounces philosophy in the sense of a tradition of theories, ideas and ideals. His subject matter included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. Sellers plays the role of an Indian and he is asked by someone: 'Who do you think you are? The author of this book may also be listed or co-listed in different editions as Alcyone, a of Krishnamurti. He posited that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social. Perhaps Krishnamurthy did not want to be quite as brutal as the master who when asked by his pupil 'what is enlightenment' replied 'cowdung'. The talk was scheduled to commence at 5 p.
Initially thought may have arisen through conditioning or in response to a particular challenge. When we look at ourselves with the dead authority of yesterday we will fail to understand the living movement and the beauty and quality of that movement. He believed that philosophy is not limited to debates and speculations, but the ultimate aim of philosophy is the quest of what is true. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. And for this a great deal of awareness is required, actual awareness of what is going on inside yourself, without correcting it or telling it what it should or should not be, because the moment you correct it you have established another authority, a censor. Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. If one has an illusion, a fantasy, an image, a romantic concept, of truth or love, then that is the very barrier that prevents one moving further.
Concern for humanity and the environment — Humanity is part of nature, and if nature is not cared for, it will on humankind. Mere Understanding without Self-Mastery is useless and the same way, Self Mastery without understanding is destructive. Not as an intellectual conception, not as a hope, but as an actual fact, so that the mind is made fresh, new and innocent and can bring about a different world altogether? This content is common to all humanity. The astronaut left on his world tour and he was given grand receptions in Germany, in England and in the United States. It is a worldview, where quite every and any historical personage is regarded as part of a hierarchy and new angelology. When you seek you are really only window-shopping.