J Krishnamurti Broockwood 3 31st August 1985
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2011
Duration: 0 hours 57 minutes
In this the third of four public talks at Brockwood Park, J. Krishnamurti continues his theme to talk about freedom, selfinterest, pleasure, pain, sorrow and love. He is at pains to make clear that he, the speaker, does not consider himself an authority and therefore is not someone you can turn to for help. In fact he insists that this talk is not about ideologies at all because they are meaningless. It is not, he says, about who is illumined and who is not; not who is nearer to God than whom. Because we live by action, everything we do is action - not a particular action either in the business world or the scientific world or in the speculative world we call philosophy... Rather, he insists that he is going to look at things as they are. He begins this examination by asking who is responsible for all the social, economic and political mess we have in the world and whether we realize just how disorderly and world is, and how very little freedom we actually have. He goes on to say that the very word freedom implies love - not just freedom to do what you like, when you like, where you like because we are living on this earth, all of us together. This lads into the question what is the relationship of freedom to selfinterest and from there a challenging gamut of further, deeper probings.
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.