Jiddu Krishnamurti: A Wholly Different Way of Living

Yes I know, more Krishnamurti.

You may be right in thinking that I have only gone and created a blog site just for Jiddu Krishnamurti considering recent posts that have mostly featured him, but the reason for me starting with him is because I wish you to start with yourself in regards understanding your own mind and emotions.

As intimated by Krishnamurti in the past, we all must have inward change before there can be any change for the better on the outside.  So this is the main reason for my somewhat bias beginnings to my writings.

For us to be able to live a more wise, intelligent and productive life we must begin with liberating our minds and thus transform our attitudes towards each other.  So what better way to start this blog than for Krishnamurti to point the way for us to take the important initial steps towards learning about ourselves.

So here I begin with an interview between Jiddu Krishnamurti and Prof. Allan W Anderson which was first aired on PBS in 1974.  The following video (‘Knowledge and Human Relationships’) is the second of an 18 part series of conversations between Krishnamurti and Anderson called ‘A Wholly Different Way of Living’.

At a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social atmospheres, is there a fundamental inner change that is demanded of each one of us? In the eighteen dialogues with Professor Allan W. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, J. Krishnamurti indicates that pinning our hopes on organized religion, science, political ideology or the market economy not only fails to address basic human problems but actually creates them.

The way out of our difficulties, Krishnamurti states, can only start in the mind of each one of us, in awareness of the way we actually perceive life, ourselves and others. Professor Anderson, throughout these dialogues, refers to many passages of Western and Eastern religious scriptures that he believes have been misunderstood and which in fact support Krishnamurti’s statements. The dialogues took place at San Diego State University from 18 to 28 February 1974.

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