J Krishnamurti David Bohm 1
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2008
Duration: 1 hours 21 minutes
J. Krishnamurti discusses whether humanity has taken a wrong turn a long time ago. Mankind has always tried to become something but instead of being constructive, people began plundering and taking slaves. The root of all this is in conflict, suggests J. Krishnamurti, and then delves into the question 'what is the root of conflict?'. Is it that all religions insist that one has to become something instead of facing facts. Christians have the idea of original sin, Hinduism has Karma whatever the faith, the spur is the idea of becoming better. Dr Bohm points out that this is natural in us an instinct and that we have reason why we shouldn't become better but J. Krishnamurti still probes the root cause. Is time the main factor? J. Krishnamurti points out that the conflict arises from the contradiction between what is and what one strives to be inwardly, one builds up an 'egotistic centre'. One's brain perhaps becomes so accustomed to conflict that it rejects any other way of living so conflict becomes accepted as inevitable. Dr Bohm sums this up as wanting simultaneously to be what we are AND to become something better and therefore we are constantly in a state of turmoil.
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.