Friday, April 4, 2008
Not sure why I haven't thought of including any Krishnamurti in this blog? I was really into him 10 years ago but I settled into a Zen practice. But if you've never heard K speak hes a breath of fresh air. Special thanks to Craig for pointing this one out!
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.