What is the function of sleep? : Jiddu Krishnamurti

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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.

This video is Subtitled in Following Languages:

Chinese, English, Portuguese, Spanis

About Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual’s search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow.

J. Krishnamurti spoke not as a guru but as a friend, and his talks and discussions are based not on tradition-based knowledge but on his own insights into the human mind and his vision of the sacred, so he always communicates a sense of freshness and directness although the essence of his message remained unchanged over the years. When he addressed large audiences, people felt that Krishnamurti was talking to each of them personally, addressing his or her particular problem. In his private interviews, he was a compassionate teacher, listening attentively to the man or woman who came to him in sorrow, and encouraging them to heal themselves through their own understanding. Religious scholars found that his words threw new light on traditional concepts. Krishnamurti took on the challenge of modern scientists and psychologists and went with them step by step, discussed their theories and sometimes enabled them to discern the limitations of those theories.

Krishnamurti belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war.

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