J Krishnamurti Broockwood Talk Four 1st September 1985
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2011
Duration: 1 hours 9 minutes
In this the final public talk at Brockwood Park, J. Krishnamurti continues his theme to talk about all the millions who have been slaughtered throughout the world in the name of God, peace, country, some ideological concept, theories... And despite our millions of years of evolution, this is still our lot, "'we are still barbarians, we are still inwardly violent, inwardly concerned with ourselves and nobody else, concerned with our own pleasures, problems and so on. We never seem to realise that we are the world, and the world is us'. He goes on to point out that this is not a theory or Utopian ideal that you think about and come to a conclusion; it is an actuality in daily life. He says that it is obvious that when you suffer, the rest of mankind suffers. When you intend to do something for yourself and you want to fulfill that, you are becoming violent like the rest of the world. We do not feel, properly realize, in your heart and brain that we are the rest of mankind. When one actually does realize that, he says, you have a totally different way of living. You don't belong to any country, religious group or spiritual authority.
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.