J Krishnamurti Second Conversation with Young People on 4th May 1969 in Amsterdam

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: J. Krishnamurti

Narrated By: J. Krishnamurti

Publisher: M-Y Books

Date: December 2011

Duration: 1 hours 21 minutes


In this second in a series of four discussions with young people in Amsterdam J. Krishnamurti picks up the theme of the previous talk namely the question: "'what is one to do, what kind of action or activities one has to be involved in a world that is so confused, brutal, without any sense of affection?'. The major issue, he says, is what is a human being to do, what shall be his life, not only for a few months but throughout the rest of his life. How shall we live? He enquires whether it is better to become a radical, join some sect that wants to overturn the established order; upset the applecart of societal norms, or to "'be the ordinary person who accepts life as it is, the office, the marriage, the family, going to the office for the next 40 years every day and just giving up at the end of it, dying. That is what the average person does.' One questioner's response is to ask whether it is possible to "'just be a man, accepting all things that are happening around one'. As always, J. Krishnamurti's answer is a series of ever more probing and penetrating questions that lead the young people into a spiral of ever more intensive thought.
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.