By Jiddu Krishnamurti, Allan W Anderson
At a time of remarkable outer swap within the political and social spheres, is there a primary internal switch that's demanded of every certainly one of us? within the eighteen dialogues with Professor Allan W Anderson, Emeritus Professor of spiritual reports at San Diego kingdom college. J. Krishnamurti exhibits that pinning our hopes on geared up faith, technological know-how, political ideology or the industry economic system not just fails to deal with simple human difficulties yet truly creates them. They method out of our problems, Krishnamurti states, can merely begin within the brain of every considered one of us, in an know-how of how we really understand lifestyles, ourselves and others. Professor Anderson, all through those dialogues, refers to many passages of Western and jap spiritual scriptures that he believes were misunderstood and which in reality help Krishnamurti's statements. The dialogues, reproduced in an edited and a bit abridged model during this ebook, came about at San diego country college from 18 to twenty-eight February 1974.
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A: I see. K: I never thought, when I was educated in England and all the rest of it, that I was European. I never was caught in that trap. I don't know how it happened, I was never caught in that trap. A: Well, when you were quite little then and your playmates said to you, well now look, you are a Hindu, what did you say? K: I probably put on Hinduism and all the trappings of Brahmin, tradition, but it never penetrated deeply. A: As we say in the vernacular, it never got to you. K: It never got to me, that's right.
This is what is going on. A: Well let's say the issue from it is hell. K: Yes. So in my relationship with you what place has knowledge, the past, the image which is the observer, all that is the observer, what place has the observer in our relationship? Actually the observer is the factor of division. A: Right. K: And therefore the conflict between you and me, this is what is going on in the world everyday. A: Then one would have to say, it seems to me, following the conversation point by point, that the place of this observer, understood as you have pointed out, is the point of dysrelationship.
K: Propaganda is not truth. Repetition is not truth. A: It's a form of violence too. K: That's just it. So a mind that merely observes doesn't react to what it observes according to its conditioning. Which means there is no observer at anytime, therefore no division. It happened to me, I don't know how it happened, but it has happened. And in observing all this I've seen in every human relationship, every kind of human relationship, there is this kind of relationship there is this division and therefore violence.