J Krishnamurti Brockwood First Public Talk 12th September 1985
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: January 2009
Duration: 1 hours 34 minutes
In this first of four public talks at Brockwood Park, J. Krishnamurti discusses the nature of deliberation. Deliberation, he says, implies not only to consider, to weigh but also to think out together and go into the problems very deeply, slowly, carefully, knowing one's own prejudices one's own crankiness about food, clothes and so on. This means that you are not only listening to the speaker but also listening to your own reactions and prejudices, determinations and vows and all the idiocies one has. He stresses the importance of going forward in this discussion together - seriously, not separately, not divisively, not you taking one side and the speaker on the other but observing together what is going on in the world. And by world he does not just mean this particular country but also all over the world: politics, economics, the scientists, the socialists, the liberals and the conservatives and so on. This discussion, then is about all of us and should involve all of us because: "'And in deliberation there is also a decision, a view to decide and then act. All that is implied in that one nice word. So together, seriously, not merely intellectually, not romantically, sentimentally or fantastically but together look at what is happening to all of us.'
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.