J Krishnamurti Brain Seminar 1
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2008
Duration: 1 hours 22 minutes
J. Krishnamurti's Brain Seminar at Brockwood Park - the first of three, in which the he talks with a number of international scientific luminaries on the subject of whether thought can help us to understand the brain and the complexities of life. J. Krishnamurti's cospeakers are Dr Shainberg, a psychiatrist from the United States, Dr Peat, a physicist, writer and filmmaker from Canada, Professor Professor Bergstrom, a neurophysiologist at the University of Helsinki, Finland and Professor Varela, a neurobiologist at the Max Planck Institute for brain research in Frankfurt. J. Krishnamurit opens the talk by asking whether one can understand one's own brain
And its activities and complexities without operating on animals and dead bodies and so on. He suggests that it is indeed possible if one can watch very carefully, objectively, without any bias, the reactions, the biological responses and the inward urges and temperaments and idiosyncrasies, the whole complexity of human existence. Moreover, to achieve this, to approach this very complex problem you ironically have to do it in a very simple manner: "'by simplicity, without compulsion, without will , without direction and without a motive.
ABOUT J. KRISHNAMURTI 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.