By Jiddu Krishnamurti, Allan W Anderson
At a time of exceptional outer switch within the political and social spheres, is there a primary internal swap that's demanded of every considered one of us? within the eighteen dialogues with Professor Allan W Anderson, Emeritus Professor of non secular reviews at San Diego country collage. J. Krishnamurti shows that pinning our hopes on equipped faith, technology, political ideology or the industry economic system not just fails to deal with easy human difficulties yet truly creates them. They method out of our problems, Krishnamurti states, can merely commence within the brain of every one in all us, in an wisdom of ways we really understand existence, ourselves and others. Professor Anderson, all through those dialogues, refers to many passages of Western and japanese non secular scriptures that he believes were misunderstood and which in truth aid Krishnamurti's statements. The dialogues, reproduced in an edited and a little bit abridged model during this booklet, came about at San diego country collage from 18 to twenty-eight February 1974.
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But the austerity that we are talking about means is something entirely different. A: Yes. K: It is the freedom that brings about this austerity inwardly. A: There is a beautiful Biblical phrase that points to this, just three words, 'beauty for ashes' when the transformation takes place. And in English we have the phrase ashes in the mouth when the whole thing has come to ashes. But there is a change from ashes to beauty. K: So freedom in action in the field of knowledge and in the field of human relationship, because that is the highest importance, human relationship.
And what we talking about is not only the word, the meaning of the word, the communication that exists in using words, but the non-verbal communication, which is having an insight. That is what we are talking about all the time so far. A: Yes. K: That is, I can, the mind can, only have an insight if it is capable of listening. And you do listen when the crisis is right at your doorstep. A: Now, I think I'm at a point here that is solid. Is it that we don't allow ourselves access to the crisis that is there continuously, it isn't a crisis that is episodic?
Knowledge in the sense of past experience, tradition, image. A: Yes. K: What has the observer, who is the observer, all that is the observer, what place has the observer in human relationship? A: What place has knowledge on the one hand, what place has the observer. K: Observer is the knowledge A: Is the knowledge. But there is the possibility of seeing knowledge, not simply negatively, but in coordination, in true creative relationship. K: I have said that. A: Right. Exactly. K: I am related to you let's say, to make it very simple.