Krishnamurti Public Talk Santa Monica 1 of 4
Publisher: M-Y Books
Date: December 2008
Duration: 1 hours 10 minutes
In the final of the four meetings in Santa Monica, J. Krishnamurti proposes that they talk about and share together naturally, the question of how to have not only abundant physical energy but also a quality of energy that's not purely physical, brought about through friction, struggle; a quality of energy that is totally different. Why? Because, he answers, "'Because we need energy, not only to change ourselves in the light of our own understanding of ourselves, but also we need a great deal of energy to change the social structure in which we live.' The energy off which he speaks is no of any one group, country, religious belief or dogma but it is an energy that is totally outside of all human conflict; it is a new quality of energy; energy of a totally different dimension. In some way, J. Krishnamurti is talking about an entirely new form of religion (because as he points out, he is chiefly concerned with religion here). But what form does this take? "'I'm not talking about the religion which the priests have invented throughout the world, organised, with their vested interest in property, in God, in rituals, but a religion that has nothing whatsoever to do with any dogma, belief, ritual, that is not the product of a cunning thought, contriving to shape the man's behaviour. We are talking of another religion in which there are no saviours, masters, accepting some authority, in which the priest doesn't intervene, in which there is direct perception. And that very perception brings about its own order, its own vitality, its own energy.' J. Krishnamurti goes on to discuss the nature of consciousness and the ways in which mankind might use this new form of religion; of energy to change the way we live.
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.