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Death has very little meaning


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"Death has very little meaning - 17 April 1980• Is there a totally different way of approaching the whole turmoil of life?• As long as the centre is creating darkness, and thought is operating in that darkness, there must be disorder, there must be everything as society now is. Tomove away from that you must have insight.• Insight can only come about when there is a flash which abolishes not only thedarkness but the creator of darkness.• Human beings have been acting according to one pattern, responding tohatred by hatred and so on. There are those few, perhaps many, who did not.Why has this division taken place?• The man who is living in darkness can move away at any time to the other. Thatis the point: at any time.• What happens to a mind that has no conflict?" J. KRISHNAMURTI 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, England 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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Published 30 November 2015
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EAN13 9781911140870
Language English
Document size 240 MB