J Krishnamurti 10th may 1969 3rd public talk Amsterdam

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: J. Krishnamurti

Narrated By: J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: M-Y Books

Date: December 2011

Duration: 1 hours 15 minutes


In this third public talk in Amsterdam, J. Krishnamurti begins with the question whether one could live a life completely, without any effort; without any strife and without any conflict. he asks this because he feels that "'effort, however pleasant or unpleasant, gratifying or profitable, does distort, does pervert the mind. It's like a machine that's always struggling, never running smoothly and therefore wearing itself out very quickly.' From there J. Krishnamurti goes on to describe the innate conflict within all of us: the "'me' and the "'not me' and urges his audience not merely to listen to his words and ideas but to observe themselves nonanalytically. Furthermore, he asks that they use him, the speaker, as a mirror in which "'you see yourselves actually, not theoretically, abstractly but factually so that you become aware of your own workings, of your own mind and heart, how you look in that mirror.
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 highranking 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 worldwide 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 nonprofit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, England 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.