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J. Krishnamurti - Teachings
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Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian Theosophist whose renunciation of social constructs introduced an Eastern conception of education to a Westernized schooling system.
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Like many of the alternative teaching methods discussed here, those introduced by Jiddu Krishnamurti rejected any pedagogy that sourced its authority in external conceptions of the educated individual. As with similar approaches that seek to "democratize" the classroom, Krishnamurti's method sought the lesson of interdependence, though by different means. We, as human beings, have been conditioned for a thousand generations to act and think in ways that only differ on a contextual level, and our education system represents this stagnant way of thinking. According to Krishnamurti, where there is attachment, there must be corruption, regardless of what emotions form it. To renounce these attachments, to religion, to nation, to uncontextualized morals, is to refuse to be defined by things that create division between individuals, in our case, between students. To renounce these things, is to say, "I need not hold onto these symbols of my beliefs, because only myself, and my actions, are symbols of them." This lesson centers the search for enlightenment within the student's best interests by demonstrating that the pursuit of education is a direct act of empathy, whereas, with methods aimed at democratization, education is an act of interdependent responsibility, of duty. Again, many of the same points are arrived at here, simply sourced in different conceptions of who we are as humans.
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I know impacts you not like this because we are all conditioned, educated to think we are separate individual mind souls, entities, but sort of fact, we are the result of centuries off conditioning to this idea. And yeah, the actual fact is that we are like the rest of mankind. Our brains do condition toe a particular activity off off the off so called individual. But actually, we're not. We are the whole of mankind. And oh, we said yesterday when we actually realized this fact, which is irrefutable, may logically care to peace. But it is so And then we'll ask, what is our responsibility? Not only tow our own particular family, friends, and so on, but to the whole world, the whole humanity off which we are. What's your responsibility? Do we see? Do we act as a whole human being, okay? Or as a fragment off the totality, The fragment that's dividing itself all the time. International cities, cultures, religions where your sexual gurus and all that business, um brains, mind heart? Uh huh. Actually, the the expression off the world in which we live, the society which we have created guitar, violence, greed, anxiety, uncertainty confusion, longing for some security, both physically and psychologically. And we have created such a society, which is obviously corrupt on this. Corruption, as we said yesterday, comes into being. When there is attachment to any particular country idea believe dogma and solar. Where there is attachment, there must be corruption. I think this also is an obvious fact. If you are attached to a particular symbol, two particular image that must inevitably bring about division and therefore conflict and corrupt, which is seen all over the world. Yeah, And so that's what we said yesterday, more or less no. So he said, realizing movements which most of us do if you are a told watching, observing what is going on in the world and also within ourselves. Yeah, what should we do? We observe this. We see it, We know it, we feel it. And yet we seem to be incapable of breaking through this. Yeah, making through this heavy curtain off tradition off our conditioning of the brain following a certain pattern that fear, pleasure, anxiety, nervous responses, hate, jealousy, the old pattern of thousands and thousands of yours. And perhaps we are aware of this. And yet we seem to be incapable toe Blake toe finish. Pick it because we are the result off many, many thousands of generations who have lived in the same way as we are living now. Perhaps a little modified, a little more comfortable, little, most more sanity, a little more comfort. And so but inwardly we have almost like the 1000 past generations. So the question arises from there. Why is it that we don't change change? Not only superficially, but deeply, profoundly the way off, looking at the world, looking at our senses entirely, a way off living, which is not a city's off continuous conflict. Misery, struggle? Why is it we human beings who have cultivated such extraordinary technological world with all its destructive and perhaps some of its sanity? Why is it that way, as human beings was supposed to be somewhat intelligent, educated, sophisticated? Why is it that we do not radically bring about psychological revolution? If one ask that question if you never asked it off yourself on, find that you have your court in your own experiences? Um, the images that one has created not only off the world but off the so called religious mind, which is essentially based on images and symbols and superstitions and hopeless illusions. And yet we go on they after today, continuing with our fears, their anxieties, uncertainties, confusion, sorrow and saw. As we also said yesterday, we're thinking together we are investigating together. It's not that the speaker is laying down any principles, any ideas, any conclusions or do any propaganda off any kind. Unfortunately, we have been accustomed or trained or accepted that we cannot solve these problems ourselves. You must go to somebody either the priest of psychologist on the latest guru, with all the fanciful dress and absurdities. And we we are so trained and condition that we cannot dissolve our room inward struggles, problems and anxiety. That's for your own sitting here, probably hoping that I would help to solve your problem. Hoping that we live, we have a new kind of enlightenment, you know, that's one of the strange things enlightenment isn't, cannot be given by another. It's not a matter of time. Yeah, it's not a matter of evolution of gradual growth moving from one step to other step higher and higher and higher until ultimate you come. Something called a night mode. That's a good old tradition, a trap for the human mind. That which is eternal, which is nameless, is beyond time cannot approach it through time through gradations, gradual process. So we must ask, Why is it that our minds and our hearts on our own brain, which is the brain of humanity because your brain is not your brain, is brain that has evolved through millennia on that brain has followed a certain path certain root, certain attitudes and so on. And as the brain is the most important factor in our like, can that brain change itself completely? That's the central question. You were thinking together. You're not listening to me. We have, like two friends talking together. Yeah, there's nobody else but to French. And I hope we are like that in this gathering, you and I of sitting quietly comfortable chair or income or walking around the world in the world. I'm talking over this seriously that he can. The brain, which is more through tie, has set a pattern for it. So a movement in which it has grown gradually from the most primitive mooks backward to an extraordinary brain that we have now and that brain has lived always in this battle. You understand MK of Fear, agree. Violence, brutality, never being satisfied. Pursuit of sex pleasure. And it'll the rest of it. That's our brain. Can that brain transform itself, Mr McCoy? Because the brain is the most important thing in our life. Brain, then the heart, physical heart and all the nervous responses which the brain controls holds. And so can that thing transform itself. That's what we're going to inquire together, doing all these four talks if you have the energy and the patients on the desire to discover.
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