These are rare and intense dialogues of J krishnamurti recently published online, This talks are from 5th Small Group Discussion, Malibu, USA, 21 March 1970.
Please note: The first two dialogues of the series were not recorded on video but are available on audio. The picture quality of this video is of variable quality due to the nature of the original recording
Discussion in this talks:
Inattention and attention.
Observing without the word.
What is the function of sleep?
Is love a matter of culture, a thing of pleasure and therefore dependency?
Excerpts from this talk ..
“ If we talked about, a little bit, about attention. Shall we? Would that be worthwhile, talk about the inattention and attention?
Because it seems to me we pass most of our lives in inattention, except in moments, or events, or crises where we have got to pay attention, where we have to give our mind and heart and everything we have to solve that issue.
But most of the time we spend our life, don’t we, rather drifting along, though we are very occupied, and the very occupation becomes a form of inattention, where there isn’t much to do there, you keep rolling.
Would that be of any consequential interest?
How does this happen, that we waste our life so inordinately, drifting along, and totally – we won’t use the word ‘totally’ – with a great deal of inattention in our lives?
I was told of an article recently written in one of the weekly magazines, where the Zen Buddhist monks, Zen monks, were able so completely be attentive that their reactions were very slow, because they had trained themselves with a great deal of attention and interest, so that any reaction which an ordinary human being would have was very slow. “