By J. Krishnamurti

In those talks, given in Europe and India, Krishnamurti is going into the significance of going into difficulties brazenly, with out conclusions. "..because we procedure our difficulties in part, via a lot of these numerous sorts of conditioning, it kind of feels to me that we're thereby no longer knowing them. i think that the method of any challenge is of even more value than the matter itself, and that if shall we process our many problems with none specific kind of conditioning or prejudice, then possibly we'd come to a primary realizing of them."

An large 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 current transcripts and tapes. every one quantity contains a frontispiece photo of Krishnamurti , with query and topic indexes on the end.

The content material of every quantity isn't constrained to the topic of the identify, yet particularly deals a distinct view of Krishnamurti's outstanding teachings in chosen years. The amassed Works bargains the reader the chance to discover the early writings and dialogues of their so much whole and genuine shape.

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Questioner: A man has a right to go his own way; and if he does so, will not this change come about? Krishnamurti: Are you suggesting, sir, that there can be change through an action of will? Most of us are accustomed to the idea that through will we can bring about a change. Now, what do we mean by will? , making an effort in one particular direction, suppressing what is in order to reach something else. We exercise will in order to achieve, or to bring about a certain desired change. Will is another word for desire, is it not?

I am now trying to take one thing out of that bundle and look at it. It is an experience which we all have: envy. By what process can this experience be totally rooted out, eradicated? Is this a problem to everyone? Audience: Yes. Krishnamurti: Then how would you tackle it? Questioner: One can learn to accept oneself. Krishnamurti: But one is still envious! Questioner: Truth will make us free. Krishnamurti: That is perfectly true. But to see what is true, and not merely repeat phrases, the mind must be very alert, vivid, sensitive - it must be in a state to see the truth.

Html (1 of 11) [28/04/2008 16:33:08] STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN 6TH PUBLIC TALK 25TH MAY 1956 centred activity? Is it possible for the mind not to be self-centred? And what is such a state of mind? After all, we can see that we are the result of our education, of our particular society, of the religion in which we have been brought up, and of the many other influences bearing upon us. Whether we are atheists or believers, we repeat what we have learnt, what we have been taught, what we have accepted. A man who believes does not necessarily know more of the reality of God than a non-believer, because both are conditioned - which is fairly obvious.

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