Why has man become what he is?

Public Talk 1

What instrument will solve human problems?

Public Talk 1 Madras
December 25, 1982

How can you investigate into yourself, your consciousness? If thought is not the instrument to solve human problems, what is? With what intention do we listen? To examine anything we need a free mind. What is happening in our daily life and to the rest of the world? Has each of us contributed to the chaos? Has thought been responsible for conflict? Is there outward order without inward order? Is thought, the outcome of knowledge, limited? Can the brain have extraordinary capacity outwardly and inwardly?


Public Talk 2

The mirror of relationship

Public Talk 2 Madras
December 26, 1982

What actually is relationship in daily life? Why do we have such a need for attachment? What are the implications of attachment? Is attachment love? Can we live without any image in relationship? How do you observe what you are in the mirror of relationship? What does it mean to look? Can you look at something without the word? Is movement from ‘what is’ to ‘what should be’ one of the causes of conflict? Is duality one of the causes of conflict? Is your consciousness separate from you, or is what you observe what you are? Note: a total of 10 minutes and 54 seconds of missing video is replaced by audio only.


Public Questions 1

1st Question & Answer Meeting 7

Public Questions 1 Madras
December 28, 1982

Q1: Is there any other instrument than thought to resolve our conflicts? Thought has created the division between religions and this division brings about war. Having created the problem, thought wants to solve it. Where do you draw the line where thought is necessary and where it is not? To find an instrument which is not thought there must be freedom from opinions and conclusions. Will you drop your conclusions to investigate? To end division you must have love.


Public Questions 2

2nd Question & Answer Meeting 7

Public Questions 2 Madras
December 30, 1982

Q1: The Indian mind for centuries has probed into the nature of the self and cosmos, but is now materialistic. What has happened to the ancient wisdom of the mind? Q2: The body ages, but is the ageing of the mind inevitable? Q3: Can thought be separated from sensory perceptions?


Public Talk 3

Psychological time is the cause of conflict

Public Talk 3 Madras
January 01, 1983

Is there a stop to time? Is there psychological time at all? Is time necessary for a radical change? Does enlightenment require time? Is the division as ‘me’ becoming something, the process of time? How do you look at violence? Can you look at it without the word? Religions have said to suppress desire. What is desire, whose nature is never content? Can there be an interval between sensation and thought creating an image of it? What is the root of fear? Is it time and thought? Can the sorrow of man ever end?


Public Talk 4

Remaining with the challenge of sorrow

Public Talk 4 Madras
January 02, 1983

Can sorrow be approached holistically? Have you ever ended something without a motive? What are love, compassion and intelligence? Desire is a wandering movement. Is love wandering, unstable, weak or is it as strong, vital as death? Is love the highest expression of compassion? Can you be free of attachment now, not at the last moment when death is there? What is death and who is it that dies? What is this vast movement of life which has no beginning and no end? Is the ‘me’ experience put together by thought holding on to the travail of life? In meditation there is no effort or system. Meditation is awareness in daily life. What is religion?


This website is one of the official repositories of the teachings of J. Krishnamurti, made possible by the Krishnamurti Foundations (KFT, KFA, KFI, FKLA) © 2022
Scroll to top