Krishnamurti goes on to say that, unless the mind is free of pressure, there is no new way of living. He states that this insight on freedom requires a great deal of investigation into the whole nature and movement of pressure.
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From 1980 to 1994, I was a local columnist for The Outlook, the daily newspaper in Santa Monica.
This is a serious talk by a serious man about a serious subject: our own disordered thinking.
As J. Krishnamurti says, “This is not an entertainment.” Those expecting simplistic happy-talk answers to their problems should probably stick to specialists in TV psychobabble. That is not what Krishnamurti was about.
As one biographical source explains: “Krishnamurti touched the lives of more spiritual seekers than almost any other realized teacher of our time. His central message: the discovery of truth – enlightenment – could not be attained by following any leader, institution, or ideology, but only through serious personal inquiry into your own experiences.”
That is what Krishnamurti is asking his listeners to do in this lecture.
Look at the disorganization of their own thoughts.
As they say in the Alcoholic Anonymous program: “My own best thinking got me here.”
In this lecture, Krishnamurti explains why our best thinking is part of our problem, and not the solution we may be seeking:
“Thought, whatever it is, is disorder … thought is really the most mischievous thing in life ... thought has created this awful mess in the world …is it possible to bring about order? The realization that thought brings about disorder is an extraordinary revelation … that insight is going to bring about order …that order is the order of the universe …”
If you are going to listen to this lecture, listen to it carefully and listen to it often.
Oh where to start? The recording is horrible, you can hear people coughing in the background. The androgynous reader stutters throughout. This appears to be part of a lecture series and I had a very hard time trying to figure out why the title is "Why do we live with stress?" The speaker is heavily accented and bounces around making his point and conclusion a winding and painful row to hoe. If you are looking for self-help or stress management I would suggest Glenn Harrold or Bernie Seigel.
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