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  • Jiddu Krishnamurti

    In this incredibly penetrating talk, Krishnamurti describes the psychological pressures of life and how these pressures affect right living: 'We were saying that any form of pressure on the brain affects our whole way of life. We were also saying that this pressure affects our activities, our attitudes, our character, and our way of living. The pressure--economic, social, ethical, and religious--invariably distorts not only our actions but the quality of the brain ... ideals affect, oppress, and act as pressure upon our daily life. Is it possible not to have any ideals but only deal with actually what is? --then there is no pressure whatsoever. Krishnamurti goes on to say that, unless the...read more

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    'If thought cannot achieve, why should it suffer? - 18 July 1975 • How does science investigate the mysterious? • If thought cannot achieve, why should it suffer? • Can consciousness, which is filled with the things of thought, empty itself? • Thought cannot possibly apprehend, comprehend or be aware of the whole. • Time. • Krishnamurti’s early...read more

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    'Perceiving without the perceiver - 28 June 1975 • Can thought naturally cease? • Perceiving without the perceiver • Facing the truth of death • Krishnamurti’s ‘process’ and early years. • Kundalini • If you can understand suffering, face it and not escape from it, that has quite a different energy. • Truth is a pathless land. • There is something really tremendously mysterious. • Knowledge is becoming the curse. • When the mind, with all the confusion, is nothing, not a thing, then perhaps there is the...read more

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    'Truth does not belong to an individual - 27 September 1975 • Krishnamurti’s ‘process’ and his early years. • Suffering. • The Indian tradition says that there is a manifestation of goodness which happens very rarely. • Truth does not belong to an individual. • What one says is truth. But it becomes truth to me only when I have washed away my selfishness. • To stay with – not the word, not the description, not the person – but to stay with that penetrating...read more

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    'You can understand yourself very simply when you are quiet - 4 December 1965 • When you are really quiet, alone with yourself, you begin to know yourself and to see the intricacies of your mind. • Q:Whydoesthemindgetdisturbedwhenitisinastateofrevoltandhowcanit quieten down? • Q: Is communication possible in all conditions? J. KRISHNAMURTI • Q: When we say anything that is a bit alternative to what our elders think, we are stopped. There is great tension between us. Will you say what we should do about it? • Q: What is humanity and when can a man be called a human being? • Q: Is our way of life right? • Q: You have said that we must have a quiet mind and at the same...read more

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    'You can understand yourself very simply when you are quiet - 4 December 1965 • When you are really quiet, alone with yourself, you begin to know yourself and to see the intricacies of your mind. • Q:Whydoesthemindgetdisturbedwhenitisinastateofrevoltandhowcanit quieten down? • Q: Is communication possible in all conditions? J. KRISHNAMURTI • Q: When we say anything that is a bit alternative to what our elders think, we are stopped. There is great tension between us. Will you say what we should do about it? • Q: What is humanity and when can a man be called a human being? • Q: Is our way of life right? • Q: You have said that we must have a quiet mind and at the same...read more

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    Am I aware of the process of thinking? - 18 August 1965 -Can I see that thought is destructive, except where it is essential? - Why is it that we don't see something immediately? - Do you know when you are thinking? J. KRISHNAMURTI - Is the thing that we call thinking, thinking at all? - Do you think from the background noise when a problem arises? - When the mind becomes totally aware of the background, is there thinkingwhen a problem arises? - What happens when I am aware of this hum, this noise incessantly going on? - Is the background noise di erent from the observer? - How am I to live an everyday life with complete...read more

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    J. Krishnamurti - Brockwood Park 1980 - Conversation with D. Bohm 9 - Senility and the brain...read more

  • Jiddu Krishnamurti

    When Krishnamurti's Notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness. It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world. Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this...read more

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    Does learning require thinking, or only awareness? - To be aware is to be conscious, to be in relationship with what you observeoutwardly and also our inward reactions. - Awareness reveals that I have a conclusion from which I act, which prevents thefree flow of energy. - You see that you have many opinions and conclusions. - You don't know whyyou have them or how to be free of them. Start with not knowing. - Knowledge is in the past whilst learning is vital, in the present. - In learning, which is a constant movement, can opinion and conclusion ever beformed? - Can thought be slowed down naturally? In learning about the function ofthought, slowing down takes place without control or...read more

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    'Cosmic order - 7 June 1980 • Is there an order which is not man-made? • Can the brain ever be free from the impositions, pressures, wounds, bruises, all the trivialities of existence? • Time is my whole existence. I take refuge in the past, which cannot be changed. Why does the brain accept this way of living, and why doesn’t it break it down? • As long as I have my roots in the past there cannot be order. • If the universe is not of time, can the mind which has been entangled in time, unravel itself and so be the...read more

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    'The roots of psychological conflict - 1 April 1980 • Has humanity taken a wrong turn? • What is the root of this tremendous inward conflict of humanity? • When I am trying to become something it is a constant battle. • Can the brain itself see that it is caught in time and as long as it is moving in that direction conflict is eternal, endless? • Can the mind realise, resolve a psychological problem immediately? • Has mankind journeyed through millennia to come to this: that I am nothing and therefore I am everything and all...read more

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    'Is there in the brain anything untouched by culture? - 6 August 1975 • Can there be a total perception which completely heals the brain? • What benefit has culture? • Does speech come before thought? • Is it possible to say something without the operation of thought? • Is there in the brain anything untouched by culture? • Is attention a conscious process? • Is love the factor of profound change? • You explain all this, and you say that whatever the damaged brain – which is the result of thought and tradition and all the rest of it – whatever it does will produce further damage. So, because you point it out, I realise that. That is the first necessity – I...read more

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    'What is the substance of thought? - 25 July 1975 • What is the basic reason for thought to be fragmented? • What is the substance of thought? Is it a material process, a chemical process? • There is a total perception, which is truth. That perception acts in the field of reality. That action is not the product of thought. • Thought has no place when there is total perception. • Thought never acknowledges to itself that it is mechanical. • Total perception can only exist when the centre is...read more

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    'Attention implies that there is no centre - 22 June 1975 • Consciousness, because it is in constant movement, has never found an energy which is not contradictory, which is not produced by desire and thought. • Can thought ever see its own movement and the futility of its own movement? • Attention implies that there is no centre. • Is there a perception, a seeing outside the space which is part of consciousness? • Therearetwohumanbeings,onegetsconditionedandtheotherdoesn’t.Why? How has it happened the other doesn’t get conditioned? • How does this perception which is beyond attention, beyond awareness, beyond concentration come about? • Thought is rather...read more

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    'Thought cannot bring about an insight - 31 May 1975 • Is there a thinking without the word? • The action brought about by thought into the investigation of an analysis is always incomplete. • Insight is complete. It is not fragmented as thought is. So thought cannot bring about an insight. • I must have an insight into conditioning otherwise I can’t dissolve it. • What takes place when I have an insight that the observer is the observed? • In nothingness there is complete security and...read more

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    'Seeing ‘what is’ is action - 24 May 1975 • If truth is something totally different from reality then what place has action in daily life, in relation to truth and reality? • Seeing ‘what is’ is action. • What place has love in truth? • When I separate you, in that separation love cannot exist. • How are you to convey the sense of truth to a student? • As long as I live in the field of reality, which has its own energy, that energy will not free me. • When the mind is empty, when the mind is nothing, not a thing, in that there...read more

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    'Can the brain free itself from all self-delusion? - 11 October 1975 • Thought and the brain. • Can the brain free itself from all self-delusion? • Why has the self become important? • Can there be only sensation, thought, and no desire? • Can desire - which brings illusion, self-deception and all the complications of changing desires – can the root of desire be dissipated? • What prevents one from having a real insight? That is, seeing the truth of desire and therefore end it. Is it that we have never asked this question? • When there is no desire whatsoever then there is a total revolution, and that will affect the consciousness of man. • Is there a movement,...read more

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    'What is wisdom which is not a movement of thought? - 4 October 1975 • Wisdom, intelligence and truth. • If there is attention is there choice? • Why has man divided perception? • What is wisdom which is not the movement of thought? • What place has the man who perceives truth in this world of reality? • Truth operating in one brain clears that brain. • Mustn’t there be emptiness for the perception of truth? •...read more

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    'What is truth and what is reality - 18 May 1975 • What is truth and what is reality? • Anything that thought thinks about or reflects upon or projects, that is reality. And that reality has nothing to do with truth. • The art of seeing is to place reality where it is, and not move that in order to get truth. You can’t get truth. • How am I to empty that consciousness and yet retain knowledge – otherwise I couldn’t function – and reach a state which will comprehend...read more