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Relationships to Oneself, to Others, to the World

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The rejection of all spiritual and psychological authority, including his own, is a fundamental theme. He said human beings have to free themselves of fear, conditioning, authority, and dogma through self-knowledge. He suggested that this will bring about order and real psychological change. Our violent, conflict-ridden world cannot be transformed into a life of goodness, love, and compassion by any political, social, or economic strategies. It can be transformed only through mutation in individuals brought about through their own observation without any guru or organized religion. Krishnamurti's stature as an original philosopher attracted traditional and also creative people from all walks of life. Heads of state, eminent scientists, prominent leaders of the United Nations and various religious organizations, psychiatrists and psychologists, and university professors all engaged in dialogue with Krishnamurti. Students, teachers, and millions of people from all walks of life read his books and came to hear him speak. He bridged science and reli- gion without the use of jargon, so scientists and lay people alike could understand his discussions of time, thought, insight, and death. During his lifetime, Krishnamurti established foundations in the United States, India, England, Canada, and Spain. Their defined role is the preservation and dissemination of the teachings, but without any authority to interpret or deify the teachings or the person. Krishnamurti also founded schools in India, England, and the United States. He envisioned that education should emphasize the understanding of the whole human being, mind and heart, not the mere acquisition of academic and intellectual skills. Education must be for learning skills in the art of living, not only the technology to make a living. Krishnamurti said, "Surely a school is a place where one learns about the totality, the wholeness of life. Academic excellence is absolutely necessary, but a school includes much more than that. It is a place where both the teacher and the taught explore, not only the outer world, the world of knowledge, but also their own thinking, their behavior." He said of his work, "There is no belief demanded or asked, there are no followers, there are no cults, there is no persuasion of any kind, in any direction, and therefore only then we can meet on the same platform, on the same ground, at the same level. Then we can together observe the extraor- dinary phenomena of human existence."" We all live in relationship. We live in relationship to one another, to our families, to the world, to the earth, and the universe. Because all life is lived in relationship, it is essential that we understand what relationship is, and what every move- ment in relationship-to lovers, parents, friends, teachers, society-can mean to us and to everyone else. Put together, all our individual relationships create society. Society is us. So what we are in relationship, each one of us, creates society. If we are angry, jealous, aggressively ambi- xiv • Introduction tious, self-pityingly lonely, depressed, prejudiced, exclusive in relationship, we create a society that is crazy. Multiply each self-centered or affectionate, greedy or generous one of us in relationship with another by six billion-and that is our world. Everything we are affects everything else: people, animals, earth, biosphere. As you can see, this goes both ways. Every evil affects us all; but so does every good. Most of us realize, when we are not too scared to look at it, that we are very lonely people. We don't know why or how it happens, but even in our own families, even among our friends, and even with a boyfriend or girlfriend, we often feel isolated and lonely. Even in the most intimate relation- ship with somebody, we are thinking about ourselves, our fears of being abandoned, our insecurities. The result is even more loneliness, more dependency on people and things, and the suffering that comes from all
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Relationships to Oneself, to Others, to the World PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Krishnamurti J
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