By J. Krishnamurti

"What is critical is to check unemotionally, now not only intellectually...the mind does not clear up any challenge; it will probably purely invent loads of principles, theories. Nor can emotion burn up the urgency of the issues that one has to stand and unravel. what's useful, it kind of feels to me, is a brain that's in a position to exam. to envision there needs to be freedom from own perspectives, with a brain that's not guided by way of one's personal temperament, inclination, neither is pressured by way of turns out to me that one needs to examine them, no longer as anyone, yet as a human being..the person supercedes the individual...human beings have a similar universal issue of sorrow, of pleasure, of unresolved miseries, despairs, the substantial loneliness of recent life, the utter meaninglessness of existence because it is lived now during the world;if shall we think about those difficulties as human beings... then might be we will be able to intelligently, with care, unravel our problems."

An huge compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions within the united states, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the gathered Works were rigorously authenticated opposed to present 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 restricted to the topic of the identify, yet quite bargains a special view of Krishnamurti's remarkable teachings in chosen years. The amassed Works bargains the reader the chance to discover the early writings and dialogues of their so much entire and genuine shape.

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We would rather not deal with deeper subjects, deeper issues, deeper challenges. Is it possible to be free in the whole area of the mind, in what is called the unconscious, as well as in the conscious? As we said the other day, there is no such thing as the unconscious. There is, only this field of consciousness. We can be aware of a particular area of the field, and not be aware of the rest of it. If we are not aware of the rest of it, then we don't understand the whole. area. Unfortunately it has been divided into the conscious and the unconscious; and we play this game between the conscious and the unconscious all the time.

The only action that we know is the action of conformity. We have had certain experiences, certain pleasures, certain knowledge, and that has set the course of our action. We believe in certain things, and according to that belief we act, conform. We've had certain pleasures in our experience: sexual or non-sexual, ideological, and so on. Pleasure dictates the course of our action. Most of our action, the doing, is always the outcome of the past. Action is never in the present; it is always the result of the past.

So thought is time; because if I do not think, psychologically, of tomorrow, there is no tomorrow. Please, this is not oversimplification. To understand something very complex, something that needs deep examination and penetration, you must begin very, very simply; and it is the first step that matters, not the last step. Thought, which is you - with all its memories, conditioning, ideas, hopes, despair, the utter loneliness of existence - all that is this time. The brain is the result of time chronologically: two million years, and more.

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