• Se libérer du connu

    Jiddu Krishnamurti

    • Lizzie
    • 9 Janvier 2020

    Voici le traité de la seule révolution qui vaille : la libération intérieure. L'homme en cage, prisonnier des dogmatismes et des conformismes de pensée, est une ombre illusoire.
    De l'exigence spirituelle présente de façon plus ou moins confuse dans chaque être humain, jusqu'à cette authentique libération, nous sommes conviés ici à parcourir toutes les étapes : se connaître soi-même, surmonter la peur, découvrir peu à peu le silence et la plénitude.
    Réalisé à partir des conférences du grand philosophe indien, ce livre constitue une initiation accessible et brève à une philosophie dont la renommée et l'influence, au fil des générations, n'ont fait que grandir.

  • Jiddu Krishnamurti enseignait à ses disciples qu'ils devaient observer le monde, sa violence et ses conflits d'un oeil critique, s'ils voulaient un jour être en mesure de se comprendre eux-mêmes. Krishnamurti livre ici ses recommandations sur le moyen d'appréhender une époque de tourmente économique, sociale ou morale. Son message de responsabilité individuelle et l'importance qu'il accorde au rassemblement des peuples reste tout à fait actuel. Le ton direct de cet ouvrage qui célèbre la vie fera écho auprès des lecteurs d'aujourd'hui qui cherchent une nouvelle manière de comprendre notre monde et de trouver l'espoir dans ces temps troublés.

  • Le sens du bonheur

    Jiddu Krishnamurti

    • Lizzie
    • 10 Septembre 2020

    L'enseignement de Krishnamurti repose sur la conviction que les transformations de la société ne peuvent se faire qu'au terme d'une transformation des individus. Critique vis-à-vis des religions et des sectes, Krishnamurti n'aura de cesse de répéter que le bonheur passe par le refus de tout type d'autorité. C'est le sens des multiples conférences qu'il a données pendant des dizaines d'années, partout dans le monde.
    " Dès l'instant où vous suivez quelqu'un, vous cessez de suivre la Vérité. "
    Le Sens du bonheur- un best-seller mondial - nous permet de voir le monde autrement. Sans parti pris, universelle, la parole de Krishnamurti nous fait découvrir les racines mêmes de nos problèmes personnels et de ceux de la société qui nous entoure. Il nous apprend l'art de voir et d'écouter avec notre coeur. Et à découvrir la Vérité qui est en nous.

  • Dans ce nouveau livre, Jiddu Krishnamurti, nous invite à reconsidérer notre vie et à nous interroger sur nos choix quotidiens. Un texte inédit de ce penseur hors du commun.
    QUI ETES-VOUS ? QUE FAITES-VOUS ? QUE VOULEZ-VOUS ?
    Krishnamurti, l'un des grands philosophes de notre temps, mène une réflexion vigoureuse sur les sujets qui font l'existence : l'amour, l'éducation, la liberté, le chagrin, la famille, la solitude.... et révèle la profondeur de questions simples : " Qu'est-ce que l'ennui ? " ou " Peut-on exister sans compétition ? ". Lu par des millions de personnes de tous horizons, Krishnamurti montre qu'il n'y a pas de chemin, pas d'autorité supérieure, pas de gourou à suivre, et qu'en fin de compte la façon dont nous vivons nos vies relève de notre propre responsabilité.
    " L'un des cinq saints du xxe siècle " Time Magazine
    " Krishnamurti m'a profondément influencé " Deepak Chopra

  • L'état de désordre dans lequel nous vivons est la racine même de nos contradictions. Chacun porte en lui le conflit et la confusion qu'il convient de dépasser pour atteindre un renouveau de l'esprit. Dans ces conférences, données à Paris et Saanen en 1965, Jiddu Krishnamurti explique que chacun doit se libérer de la structure psychologique de la société, qui n'est que cupidité, ambition, implacabilité, brutalité. Se transformer nécessite de rétablir l'ordre en nous-mêmes, dans nos points de vue, dans nos échelles de valeurs et dans la société. Changer, dit Krishnamurti, c'est avoir assez de liberté pour créer de l'ordre. Afin de renaître chaque jour par une discipline sans conformisme.

  • " La liberté est pour la plupart d'entre nous une idée, ce n'est pas une réalité. Quand nous parlons de liberté, il s'agit de liberté extérieure : agir selon notre fantaisie, voyager, penser ce qui nous plaît. Son expression extérieure nous apparaît extraordinairement importante et plus particulièrement dans les pays où sévissent des tyrannies, des dictatures ; et, dans ceux où la liberté extérieure est possible, on recherche toujours plus de plaisir, de plus en plus de possession. "La voie suivie par Krishnamurti reflète ses convictions : il souhaitait avant tout mettre l'humanité dans un état de liberté inconditionnelle, la libérer de toutes les craintes ou contraintes qui séparent les hommes et les éloignent de la liberté.Ce livre est issu de conférences tenues à Londres, Amsterdam, Paris et Saanen, en Suisse, de mars à août 1969. Première publication ; Delachaux et Niestlé, Neuchâtel, 1971.

  • De l'éducation offre une réflexion philosophique sur l'éducation et le sens de la vie, la nature de l'enseignement, son rôle dans l'édification de la paix, et la liberté individuelle. Krishnamurti se fonde sur la connaissance de soi, l'éveil de l'intuition et sur l'importance de créer un environnement propice à la compréhension. L'auteur, qui toute sa vie porta un intérêt profond pour l'éducation et pour la construction d'écoles de par le monde, examine ici avec minutie ce qui selon lui pose problème avec l'éducation actuelle, et plus particulièrement l'erreur d'enseigner à nos enfants " quoi " penser plutôt que " comment " penser. Le livre aborde ainsi plusieurs points primordiaux comme la dimension sociale et la nécessité de changer les modes de pensée, sans jamais perdre de vue l'idée principale que tout repose sur le rôle des parents et éducateurs auprès des enfants.

  • Entre 1978 et 1985, Krishnamurti a adressé des lettres aux écoles qu'il a lui-même fondées en Inde, aux États-Unis et au Canada. Rassemblées ici dans leur intégralité, ces lettres ne s'appuient pas sur un fondement doctrinal, mais sur la volonté qu'élèves et enseignants apprennent ensemble, aussi bien sur le monde, que sur eux-mêmes. Krishnamurti explique ainsi sa démarche : " Je souhaite transmettre aux personnes concernées ce que les écoles devraient être, l'idée que celles-ci doivent être excellentes sur le plan académique mais pas seulement. Elles doivent prendre en compte l'apprentissage des personnes dans leur globalité et contribuer à l'épanouissement des élèves et des enseignants. " Au fil de ces lettres, il développe les principaux fondements de sa philosophie - l'éducation comme culture de la responsabilité, le loisir comme état propice à l'apprentissage, les dangers des habitudes de l'esprit, l'enseignement comme mouvement de vie... -, mais aussi des thèmes plus larges, appliqués ici à l'éducation : le savoir, l'intelligence, la sensibilité, l'affection, la peur, la beauté, l'intégrité, la communication, la connaissance de soi, la famille et la société, la culture, la morale, l'engagement, la violence, le conflit, l'ordre, la liberté, le partage...Cette approche humaniste de l'enseignement, hautement d'actualité, parlera à tous les déçus du système éducatif traditionnel, exaspérés par les valeurs matérialistes qui le régissent.

  • Durant ces enseignements, donnés à Paris et à Saanen (Suisse) en 1967, Krishnamurti aborde la question de la communication. Il y a une façon d'écouter. De même qu'il y a une façon d'aimer." Communiquer veut dire que non seulement les mots utilisés soient compris, mais aussi que l'orateur et l'auditeur soient capables de se rejoindre avec la même intensité, au même niveau et au même moment. Cela, c'est la communication, la communion. "Si l'auditeur pense à autre chose, s'il prépare la question à poser à son tour, s'il poursuit son propre entretien interne fait d'arrière-pensées, elles-mêmes fruit de son éducation, de ses conditionnements divers et variés, alors il y a peu de chances qu'une communication réelle puisse, selon Krishnamurti, s'établir.Dans cette insistance à réveiller chez son auditeur l'écoute véritable, entière, intense, tout l'enseignement de Krishnamurti n'est-il pas contenu en germe ? Et quand il privilégie la communion, n'est-ce pas déjà d'amour dont il parle ?

  • Peut-on mener une vie saine dans un monde fou ? Ce nouveau recueil développe l'dée du lien entre sa propre transformation intérieure et l'image que l'on donne aux autres.Krishnamurti y rappelle les principes spirituels fondateurs de sa pensée : il faut apprendre, et vivre, par l'expérience directe, non par la sagesse reçue des textes et des enseignants. Rejeter ce qui était (le passé) et ce qui devrait être (l'idéal) afin de percevoir à travers l'observation directe ce qui se passe chaque jour et dans chaque expérience. Regardez en son for intérieur afin d'apprendre comment fonctionne l'esprit et ainsi changer le monde. Le travail de l'influent maître est rempli de paradoxes : " Ne suivez pas les gourous ", conseille-t-il. La philosophie est une évasion, dit l'homme que le dalaï-lama regardait comme l'un des plus grands philosophes de notre temps.

  • " Comme lorsqu'on laisse la fenêtre ouverte et que l'air entre à sa guise, la méditation c'est tout ce que l'air apporte, c'est tout ce qu'est le vent. Mais si vous êtes aux aguets, si vous attendez que le vent s'engouffre par la fenêtre parce que vous l'avez ouverte, jamais le vent ne viendra. Il faut qu'elle soit ouverte par amour, par affection, en toute liberté, et non pas dans l'attente de quelque chose. Et voilà ce qu'est cet état de beauté, cet état de l'esprit qui voit mais ne demande rien. "Dans cet inventaire de toutes les interrogations, Krishnamurti montre dans un langage simple les mécanismes communs à tous les hommes. Cette série d'échanges dialogués explore des questions comme l'origine de la pensée, les limites de la conscience, la nature du plaisir et des joies, les relations personnelles et la méditation, thèmes essentiels de la connaissance de soi. L'Impossible Question permet également d'approcher un grand penseur et maître et l'essence de sa philosophie.

  • Peut-on parvenir à se connaître réellement pour arriver à façonner une nouvelle intelligence ? Ce recueil inédit développe l'idée selon laquelle la seule façon d'appréhender son intériorité est d'être à chaque instant ce que nous sommes dans cet instant. Alors peut surgir cette lumière, cette autre intelligence de soi-même.Krishnamurti rappelle dans cet essai les principes spirituels fondateurs de sa pensée : nous sommes la société, nous sommes un désordre qu'il faut surpasser pour atteindre un renouveau de l'esprit qui seul permet l'action juste. La violence et la souffrance sont un héritage polluant. Il faut libérer notre mental, engoncé dans les conditionnements et les savoirs. C'est dans le silence et le calme que l'on peut retrouver un esprit vif, frais et innocent.

  • " L'action juste n'est possible que lorsque l'esprit est silencieux, et qu'il s'opère une vision de "ce qui est'. L'action qui découle de cette vision est débarrassée du passé, de la pensée et de la causalité. ".Dans cette série de conférences inédites données en 1966 à Paris et Saanen, Krishnamurti rappelle que le chaos du monde n'est que la projection du chaos régnant dans chaque individu.La pratique de la méditation peut opérer une profonde transformation de l'esprit. Quand le mental se calme, que l'esprit est dénué de " moi ", sans vision ni images, il n'y a en lui plus de mémoire, plus de mouvement. Alors un intense foyer d'énergie se fait jour, creuset d'une réelle mutation.Un penseur d'une liberté et d'une envergure hors du commun. Plus que jamais d'actualité.

  • Why Are You Being Educated? - 1 December 1965
    o What is the function of education?
    o Q: Some people say that we must live now and others say that we must be concerned with the future, beyond the present.
    o Q: Can Man really be human without any effort?
    o Q: What is the difference between affection and love?
    o Q: How am I to know that I am bad? How am I to improve?
    o Q: Why does nature attract us?

  • If we had no belief what would happen to us? - 23 July 1949
    o Without self-knowledge we cannot go beyond the self-projected illusions of the mind.
    o It's only in relationship that one can know oneself as one is.
    o A mind that is filled with beliefs, dogmas, assertions and quotations is an un creative, repetitive mind.
    o Can we look at ourselves without beliefs?
    o A mind that is quiet because it understands fear and understands itself is creative.
    o Q: Our mind knows only the known. What is it in us that drives us to find the unknown, reality, or God?

  • Does self-knowledge come through searching? - 16 July 1949
    o What is it that most of us are seeking?
    o Does clarity come through searching and trying to find out what others say?
    o Can incessant search and longing give you the extraordinary sense of reality or creative being that comes when you really understand yourself?
    o Without knowing your background and the substance of your thought, where it comes from, surely your search is utterly futile and your action has no meaning.
    o The responsibility for any action depends on ourselves, not on others.
    o Q: Do I have to be at any special level of consciousness to understand you?
    o Q: The movement of life is experienced in relationship to people and to ideas?

  • Relationship has significance only when it is a process of self-revelation - 17 July 1949
    o Where there is authority there can be no discovery of something new.
    o Relationship based on an idea cannot be a self-revealing process.
    o Self-knowledge is understood, uncovered and its process revealed through relationship.
    o Is it possible to love without the interference of the mind?
    o When the mind becomes supreme, all-important, then there can be no affection.
    o Q: What is that thinking that must come to an end? What do you mean by thinking and thought?

  • "If freedom is responsibility, how do I act? - 16 September 1972 o
    Q: What is the action that will be a total response to the world around us?
    o Can one respond totally without learning about love and death in relation to daily life?
    o Do we live, or do we tolerate living?
    o Do we live according to ideas and conclusions based on belief, dogma and memory?
    o Is there an action which dissipates all images?
    o Is love relationship in which there is no image? Is disorder relationship in which there is the image?
    o Can a mind seeking comfort learn about death?
    o Find out whether death is something to be avoided or to be lived with naturally.
    o Can the mind free itself from the known?
    o Q: What relationship has literature, beauty and art to our daily life?
    o Q: Were you conditioned by the Masters?
    o Q: Can one help someone in distress?"

  • Thought Cannot Bring About an Insight - Brockwood Park and Gstaad 1975 Nouv.

    Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Gstaad gathering in Switzerland, 1975.

    This talk: Thought Cannot Bring About an Insight - 31 May 1975.

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



    Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them "The First and Last Freedom", "The Only Revolution", and "Krishnamurti's Notebook". In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

  • The Benediction of Meditation Nouv.

    Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Claremont gathering in California, 1968.

    This talk: The Benediction of Meditation - 17 November 1968.

    o We shall explore together into this life, existence, in which is included relationship, love and death, not merely as a phenomenon but as something tremendously significant, to be cherished, deeply lived. Meditation is the approach to this problem of living.
    o It is only a free mind that is capable of attention in which there is no achieving or losing or fear. It is only a quiet, attentive mind that can understand this immense problem of living. It is only the quiet, meditative mind that can come upon what is called love.
    o What is living?
    /> o The observer cannot possibly do anything about envy because he is the cause and the effect. Whatever he does with regard to envy is still envy.
    o What does it mean to die, knowing the organism comes to an end? What does it mean to die psychologically, inwardly?



    Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them "The First and Last Freedom", "The Only Revolution", and "Krishnamurti's Notebook". In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

  • Love Is That Quality of Mind in Which There Is No Division - Bombay 1971 Nouv.

    Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Mumbai gathering in India, 1971.

    This talk: Love Is That Quality of Mind in Which There Is No Division - 14 February 1971.

    o Live in this world with intelligence, in spite of all the complications.
    o Is it possible to be free of fear, not only the superficial fear in relationship but the deep-rooted fear?
    o Thought nourishes, sustains and gives continuity to fear and pleasure.
    o When you are learning, your mind is awake.
    o Truth isn't second-hand; you can't get it through a guru, a book, you have to learn about it. The beauty of learning is that you don't know what truth is.
    o What is love?
    o A man who has not love in his heart, but the things made by thought, will make a monstrous world, will construct a society that is totally immoral. To find out, you must undo everything that you have done.
    o What does it mean to die?



    Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them "The First and Last Freedom", "The Only Revolution", and "Krishnamurti's Notebook". In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

  • Is It Possible to Renew the Mind? - Amsterdam 1967 Nouv.

    Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Amsterdam gathering in The Netherlands, 1967.

    This talk: Is It Possible to Renew the Mind? - 24 May 1967.

    o When the mind is living through imagination and thought, it is incapable of living in the complete fullness of the present.
    o Thought has created time, not chronological time but psychological time. That is, "I will be", "I should be".
    o Is it possible for the brain to be quiet, to give an interval between the old and the new? This interval is the timeless nature in which thought cannot possibly enter.
    o That which has continuity is repetitive, which is time. It's only when time comes to an end that there is something new taking place.
    o To die every day to every problem, every pleasure, and not carry over any problem at all; so the mind remains tremendously attentive, active, clear.
    o Since love is not desire or pleasure, how does one come upon it?
    o Q: Is the feeling of responsibility a part of the order and discipline you were talking about?
    o Q: Why don't people get angry with what you are saying?



    Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them "The First and Last Freedom", "The Only Revolution", and "Krishnamurti's Notebook". In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

  • From Where Do Attachment and Detachment Come? - Gstaad 1965 Nouv.

    Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Gstaad gathering in Switzerland, 1965.

    This talk: From Where Do Attachment and Detachment Come? - 24 August 1965.

    o What is the relationship of the brain to the totality of the mind?
    o Fear of not being, fear of isolation, fear of not having pleasure, fear of having no relationship, is the soil from which the stem of contradiction grows.
    o I want to be free of this stem to see what happens if there is no attachment, no detachment, because I am not afraid.
    o Is there a peace with no entity saying, "I am peaceful"?



    Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them "The First and Last Freedom", "The Only Revolution", and "Krishnamurti's Notebook". In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

  • Can Thought Stop? - Amsterdam 1967 Nouv.

    Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Amsterdam gathering in The Netherlands, 1967.

    This talk: Can Thought Stop? - 28 May 1967.

    o When there is a process of recognition, it is the projection of the past. The mind is always functioning within the field of time, which is of memory. Can the mind go beyond that?
    o What is pleasure and what is desire?
    o How is it possible, without control, subjugation or denying, for thought not to allow itself to interfere?
    o When all authority of every kind is put aside, denied, then you can find out for yourself.
    o When you are completely attentive, you see. It is only love that sees - not thought, the mind or the intellect. One has to learn how to look, how to hear.
    o Q: Could you distinguish between what you mean by the word "recognizing" and "being aware"?
    o Q: How is one to break off a concept that one has carefully built?



    Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a "vehicle" for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them "The First and Last Freedom", "The Only Revolution", and "Krishnamurti's Notebook". In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

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