Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fragmented Personality


Much has been said about mechanicity and the need to improve the attention that ordinarily is weak in human beings which denies a conscious inner development and the perception of reality as it is. These are only a few aspects … Continue reading

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Obstacles to Observation


Often, we hear the statement that a human being is a machine, and that’s correct: a very complicated machine. Indeed, we could say with confidence that man is more than this. A structure composed from machines of every type, everyone … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #14: 3rd Public Talk. Adyar, India; 31st December, 1933


If one can find an absolute guarantee of security, then one has fear of nothing. If one can be certain of anything, then fear ceases wholly, fear either of the present or of the future. Therefore we are always seeking … Continue reading

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Training Self- Observation During a Conversation


In order to train ourselves for self-observation while we are in someone’s company, a good starting point would be to exercise ourselves when we watch television. We have to follow the speech of some program, and at the same time, … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #13: 2nd Public Talk. Adyar, India; 30th December, 1933


As I was saying yesterday, thought is crippled, stultified, when it is bound by belief, yet most of our thinking is a reaction based on belief, on a particular belief or an ideal. So our thinking is never true, flowing, … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #12: 1st Public Talk. Adyar, India; 29th December, 1933


Mr. Warrington, the acting President of the Theosophical Society, kindly invited me to come to Adyar and to give some talks here. I am very glad to have accepted his invitation and I appreciate his friendliness, which I hope will … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #11: 4th Public Talk. Frognerseteren, Norway; 12th September, 1933


Friends, today I am going to make a resume of what I have been saying here. We have the idea that wisdom is a process of acquisition through constant multiplication of experience. We think that by multiplying experiences we shall … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s The Art of Listening #10: Talk in The Colosseum. Oslo, Norway; 10th September, 1933


Friends, you know, we go from belief to belief, from experience to experience, hoping and searching for some permanent understanding that will give us enlightenment, wisdom; and thereby we also hope to discover for ourselves what truth is. So we … Continue reading

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The First Law which Governs our Lives


That every action corresponds to a reaction should be a well-known principle. Every cause has its effects. Many call this the “Law of Karma”, but we prefer to name it in a way that would be more understandable in the … Continue reading

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