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Isbn: 978-87-1167-315-7
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Category:
Religion & Beliefs Philosophy
Accessible since: August 2021
Narrator: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Length: 1 hour 22 minutes

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To Look Without a Concept Is to Be Aware of the Observer and the Thing Observed – Amsterdam 1967

Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Amsterdam gathering in The Netherlands, 1967.

This talk: To Look Without a Concept Is to Be Aware of the Observer and the Thing Observed – 20 May 1967

• Violence and sorrow are not limited to the West or the East; it is part of the human structure, psychologically.
• Is it possible to bring about a change radically, a total revolution in the psyche itself, not through time?
• The first and last freedom is when the mind is totally free from concepts and the mechanical process of building a formula.
• It is an art to look, which is much more important than any art in the world, any painting, music or book; because when we can look so totally and completely, being directly in contact, there is an ending.
• Q: If one has cancer, how can one be free from death?

Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 – February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a 'vehicle' for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them 'The First and Last Freedom', 'The Only Revolution', and 'Krishnamurti's Notebook'. In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education – in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States – and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.

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