By J. Krishnamurti
"What is important is to check unemotionally, now not basically intellectually...the mind does not clear up any challenge; it might simply invent loads of rules, theories. Nor can emotion fritter away the urgency of the issues that one has to stand and unravel. what's priceless, it sort of feels to me, is a brain that's able to exam. to envision there has to be freedom from own perspectives, with a brain that's not guided by way of one's personal temperament, inclination, neither is pressured through circumstances.....it turns out to me that one needs to examine them, no longer as someone, yet as a human being..the man or woman supercedes the individual...human beings have an identical universal issue of sorrow, of pleasure, of unresolved miseries, despairs, the vast loneliness of contemporary life, the utter meaninglessness of existence because it is lived now through the world;if lets contemplate those difficulties as human beings... then maybe we will intelligently, with care, unravel our problems."
An broad compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions within the united states, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the accrued Works were conscientiously authenticated opposed to latest transcripts and tapes. every one quantity encompasses a frontispiece picture of Krishnamurti , with query and topic indexes on the end.
The content material of every quantity isn't constrained to the topic of the name, yet relatively bargains a different view of Krishnamurti's impressive teachings in chosen years. The accrued Works deals the reader the chance to discover the early writings and dialogues of their so much entire and genuine shape.
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Not belonging to any nation, to any group, to any society, to any philosophy, to any activity - completely denying all that because we see that it is the product of a confused mind. In that very denial is the action which is not conforming. That is freedom. During the five thousand years since recorded history began, man has chosen the way of war: nearly fifteen thousand wars, two and a half wars every year, and we haven't denied wars. We have favourite wars and not-favourite wars. We haven't denied violence, which indicates that man does not want peace.
You don't have to read philosophy or psychology to discover the process of your own mind. It is there; you have to learn how to look, and to look you must be aware, not only of the outward things, but inward movements. The outward is the inward movement; there is no outward and inward. It's a constant movement of interaction. You have to be aware of that, not learn how to be aware by going to a monastery and watching to be aware, but by watching every day when you get into a bus, into a tramcar, or whatever it is.
Through an idea. Action is change, and total action is mutation. When we are talking about change, we have to understand what pleasure is, not deny it. We also have to understand this whole accumulation of memory, which is always the known. You may take any drug, any exercise, do anything to escape from the known. The escape is merely a reaction, an avoidance of the known, and therefore you fall into the pattern of another known. That's what is taking place. You may take LSD. They do it remarkably well in the East, much better than you do it here, because they have been doing it for centuries; because they think that through that way they are going to escape from this shoddy, miserable existence of life.
Collected Works 17 - Perennial Questions by J. Krishnamurti