J Krishnamurti brockwood seminar 1st sept 12th 1978
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2008
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.