A Wholly Different Way Of Living by Jiddu Krishnamurti, Allan W Anderson

By Jiddu Krishnamurti, Allan W Anderson

At a time of extraordinary outer swap within the political and social spheres, is there a primary internal switch that's demanded of every one in all us? within the eighteen dialogues with Professor Allan W Anderson, Emeritus Professor of non secular experiences at San Diego country collage. J. Krishnamurti shows that pinning our hopes on prepared faith, technology, political ideology or the industry economic climate not just fails to deal with uncomplicated human difficulties yet truly creates them. They manner out of our problems, Krishnamurti states, can simply commence within the brain of every one in all us, in an wisdom 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 aid Krishnamurti's statements. The dialogues, reproduced in an edited and somewhat abridged model during this publication, came about at San diego country college from 18 to twenty-eight February 1974.

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Am I making myself clear? A: I am the observed in that case. K: Yes. A: Right in that context. K: That is, knowledge in a relationship, in human relationship, is destructive, A: Yes. K: That is, knowledge which is the tradition, the memory, the image, which the mind has built about you when we are related together, that knowledge is separative and therefore creates conflict in that relationship. As we said earlier, where there is division there must be conflict. Division between India and Pakistan, India and America, Russia and all that, this divisive activity politically, religiously, economically, socially, in every way must inevitably bring conflict and therefore violence.

Something must be done. There is an act. K: Absolutely. Life is action. A: Exactly. K: It isn't just... A: Now here I suppose I should say for our listeners and viewers that this is from the "Awakening of Intelligence", the most recent publication of yours, and it's on page 196 in the chapter on Freedom. 'Through negation' - I take it that's a word for this act. K: Entirely. A: "That thing which alone is the positive" - the word alone came over to me with the force of something unique. K: Yes sir.

A: That in the practical order that, that question is an interposition that simply does not have a place in the activity you are talking about. K: Yes, that's right. A: Now this is very interesting, because it means that the person must suspend his disbelief. K: Or his belief. A: Or his belief... and observe the thing. A: And observes the thing. K: Which is not possible if the observer is different from the observed. A: Now, would you explore the practical aspect of this with me for a moment? People will say, who up to this point are listening, it would seem people at this point will say, "Well, yes, but I can't stop it, I think I have an intuition of what you mean," they will say, "But the minute that I open myself, or begin to open myself, all these things seem to rush in on me.

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