Addressing to large audiences at Brockwood Park on 27 August 1983, this was Krishnamurti’s first talk in series The World of Peace.
In This talks J. Krishnamurti discusses,
- Is it possible to bring about a mutation in the very brain cells themselves conditioned for thousands of years? Either one says that it is not possible and closes the door or one says I really don't know.
- Without any choice am I aware that my brain is conditioned?
- What is the nature of conditioning? It is essentially experience and knowledge.
- Why is the structure of the psyche essentially based on knowledge?
- What am I without memory?
- Is it possible to live psychologically without memories?
- Division between memory and the observer creates conflict.
Excerpts from this talks…
Most of us are so arrogant because we rely so much on our knowledge. We are certain; our beliefs, our conclusions our desires are so strong that we have lost all sense of deep, natural humility, which again, it is a fact – how strong when a Frenchman says, ‘I’m a Frenchman’ or when you say, ‘I’m British’.
I don’t know if you have noticed – God-given race – and everyone feels this in every country. The other day an Indian was talking to us. He said, ‘We have the greatest culture in the world. We are the most highly civilised people.’ I said, ‘Yes, you are corrupt. You’re superstitious. Your beliefs have no value at all. Your ideals, your religion are just a stack of words.’ He said, ‘No, but we are still the highest culture.’ I said, ‘All right.’ No, no. Please don’t laugh. This applies to you too.