J Krishnamurti Brain Seminar 3
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2008
Duration: 1 hours 28 minutes
The third and final Brain Seminar at Brockwood Park delves into the question whether there is an intelligence that is not born of thought and if so, how would one enquire into it. At the outset J. Krishnamurti asks whether one would enquire into it by saying that which it is not... Immediately the response is the question "You mean by what is false?' and he answers in the affirmative. Referring to earlier debates in which it was agreed that hate is not love, he goes on to say that all the activities of human beings are contained in the skull. But then he asks, "is love within it, or outside it?'. It is suggested that we could start this process by asking what is an action that is not intelligent, with the example of a machine. A machine carries out repetitive actions without thought because it is preset. J. Krishnamurti then chimes in to point out that WE, after all are programmed too!
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.