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

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 certainly one of us? within the eighteen dialogues with Professor Allan W Anderson, Emeritus Professor of non secular reviews at San Diego nation collage. J. Krishnamurti exhibits that pinning our hopes on equipped faith, technology, political ideology or the industry economic climate not just fails to deal with easy human difficulties yet truly creates them. They approach out of our problems, Krishnamurti states, can merely commence within the brain of every certainly one of us, in an wisdom of how we really understand existence, ourselves and others. Professor Anderson, all through those dialogues, refers to many passages of Western and japanese spiritual scriptures that he believes were misunderstood and which in reality aid Krishnamurti's statements. The dialogues, reproduced in an edited and a little bit abridged model during this booklet, happened at San diego country college from 18 to twenty-eight February 1974.

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The irresponsibility of it. ’ A: It puts a rather sinister cast on the Biblical statement: train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. There is a sinister note there, isn’t there? K: Absolutely. So this is going on in the world all the time. And a man who is really serious negates it because he understands the implications of all that. So he has to deny it. It isn’t a question of will or choice, he says, ‘That’s too silly, too absurd’. So freedom means responsibility and infinite care.

Let us say that one were fortunate enough to have a school where what you are pointing to was going on. K: We are doing it, we have got seven schools. A: It would seem that if the teacher is totally present to the child the child will feel this. The child won’t have to be instructed in what this means. Is that right? K: Yes, but one has to find out what is the relationship of the teacher to the student. Is he merely an informer, giving information to the child? Any machine can do that. What is his relationship?

A: Yes, I follow you here. I was thinking while you were saying that, of a possible answer to the question that I posed, and I put the question simply because I know some people who may well read this, who would ask it and who would want to participate in our conversation. I wondered whether you might have said that as soon as one puts the question in that way, one has already divorced oneself from the issue. K: That’s right. A: That from the practical point of view that question is an interposition that simply does not have a place in the activity you are talking about.

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