J krishnamurti Iris Murdoch 1 of 2
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: January 2009
Duration: 1 hours 2 minutes
In these discussions with the late literary novelist Iris Murdoch, J. Krishnamurti encounters another brilliant mind - but one quite different from the scientists and philosophers with whom he more usually debates. From the outset Iris Murdoch states that she has a lot of questions to ask - in fact she has come prepared with notes! She begins by enquiring about J. Krishnamurti's use of the word "experience' to represent something he thinks we should in some sense overcome. She feels that he connects the idea of experience with the notion of preconceived attitudes or dogmas or belief and it is this that she does not fully understand. As always, his response is to put another, deeper question; in this case, "is there a difference between the experience and the experiencer?'. The two minds seem to revolve around each other as together they delve more deeply into this and many more questions, presenting the reader with an intellectual challenge as well as a stimulating and enjoyable listening experience.
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.