Jiddu Krishnamurti – A Radical Transformation Of The Mind
Krishnamurti, whom we featured earlier on this blog, shares his timeless message in this short biographical clip:
From his wikipedia entry:
Jiddu Krishnamurti, (May 12, 1895–February 17, 1986) was a well known 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 high-ranking 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.
Here’s a clip about his thoughts on society, excerpted in Zeitgeist Addendum:
The crisis is a crisis in consciousness, a crisis that cannot anymore accept the old norms, the old patterns, the ancient traditions.
And considering what the world is now with all their misery conflict, destructive brutality, aggression, and so on, man is still as he was: is still brutal, violent, aggressive, acquisitive, competitive, and he has built a society along these lines.
In our last post about Krishnamurti, we learned about how and why he dissolved his own spiritual order–because he believes that the pursuit of truth should be an individual endeavour. This sentiment is echoed once again in this clip, also excerpted from Zeitgeist Addendum:
What we are trying to, in all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind. Not accept things as they are, no the world does not explain it, but to understand it, to go into it, to examine it, give your heart and your mind and everything that you have to find out a way of living differently.
But that depends on you and not somebody else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil, there is no leader, there is no guru there is no master no saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil, you are the master, you are the guru, you are the leader.
You are everything.
And to understand, is to transform what is.