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For nearly six decades until his passing in 1986 at the age of ninety, Jiddu Krishnamurti traversed the globe, delivering spontaneous and captivating discourses to large audiences. Despite his lack of a permanent home, he found moments of respite in Ojai, California, Brockwood Park, England, and Chennai, India.
Krishnamurti's early life took a significant turn when he and his brother were adopted by Dr. Annie Besant, then President of the Theosophical Society. Initially hailed as a potential world teacher by Theosophists, Krishnamurti's perspective shifted dramatically in 1929. He renounced the role assigned to him, dissolved the Order of the Star in the East, and returned all assets associated with it. This bold move was accompanied by his seminal declaration: "Truth Is A Pathless Land," emphasizing the individual's journey to truth devoid of institutional or doctrinal guidance.
From that pivotal moment, Krishnamurti assumed the role of an investigator rather than an authority figure, encouraging individuals to question assumptions and explore the depths of their consciousness. His extensive body of work, estimated at over 100 million words, spans more than six decades of relentless inquiry and dialogue. His teachings, compiled in numerous books and translated into multiple languages, continue to inspire seekers worldwide, inviting them to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and understanding.
J. Krishnamurti's legacy endures as a guiding light, offering timeless wisdom for those who dare to challenge conventional thinking and explore the complexities of existence.
The Freedom from the Known is a series of profound discussions between Professor Allan W. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, and J. Krishnamurti. These conversations took place at San Diego State University in 1974.
At a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social spheres, is there a fundamental inner change that is demanded of each one of us? In these eighteen dialogues, Krishnamurti suggests that relying on organized religion, science, political ideologies, or the market economy not only falls short in addressing fundamental human issues but ultimately contributes to their creation. According to Krishnamurti, the way to transcend our challenges must begin within the individual mind—through awareness of our personal perceptions of life, self, and others. During these discussions, Professor Anderson refers to many passages from both Western and Eastern religious texts, which he says align with Krishnamurti’s teachings but are often misunderstood.
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For nearly six decades until his passing in 1986 at the age of ninety, Jiddu Krishnamurti traversed the globe, delivering spontaneous and captivating discourses to large audiences. Despite his lack of a permanent home, he found moments of respite in Ojai, California, Brockwood Park, England, and Chennai, India.
Krishnamurti's early life took a significant turn when he and his brother were adopted by Dr. Annie Besant, then President of the Theosophical Society. Initially hailed as a potential world teacher by Theosophists, Krishnamurti's perspective shifted dramatically in 1929. He renounced the role assigned to him, dissolved the Order of the Star in the East, and returned all assets associated with it. This bold move was accompanied by his seminal declaration: "Truth Is A Pathless Land," emphasizing the individual's journey to truth devoid of institutional or doctrinal guidance.
From that pivotal moment, Krishnamurti assumed the role of an investigator rather than an authority figure, encouraging individuals to question assumptions and explore the depths of their consciousness. His extensive body of work, estimated at over 100 million words, spans more than six decades of relentless inquiry and dialogue. His teachings, compiled in numerous books and translated into multiple languages, continue to inspire seekers worldwide, inviting them to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and understanding.
J. Krishnamurti's legacy endures as a guiding light, offering timeless wisdom for those who dare to challenge conventional thinking and explore the complexities of existence.
The Freedom from the Known is a series of profound discussions between Professor Allan W. Anderson, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, and J. Krishnamurti. These conversations took place at San Diego State University in 1974.
At a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social spheres, is there a fundamental inner change that is demanded of each one of us? In these eighteen dialogues, Krishnamurti suggests that relying on organized religion, science, political ideologies, or the market economy not only falls short in addressing fundamental human issues but ultimately contributes to their creation. According to Krishnamurti, the way to transcend our challenges must begin within the individual mind—through awareness of our personal perceptions of life, self, and others. During these discussions, Professor Anderson refers to many passages from both Western and Eastern religious texts, which he says align with Krishnamurti’s teachings but are often misunderstood.
For more information visit www.kfa.org
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    Ep. 2 - Knowledge & Human Relationships

    Ep. 2 - Knowledge & Human Relationships

    Continuing his dialogue with Dr. Allan W. Anderson, J. Krishnamurti discusses how freeing the mind of the observer is the only way that true relationships with one another can exist.

    This time on Freedom from the Known, J. Krishnamurti and Dr. Allan W. Anderson speak about:Looking into the “I” and the observerCreativity, knowledge, and the absence of noveltyFreedom which brings about inner austerityThe utmost importance of human relationshipsHow our own pursuits and ambitions separate us from othersThe division which comes from the observer (I)Why human beings are so violent with each otherVirtue and orderliness within relationshipsThe act of listening as a stimulant for connectionAbout J. Krishnamurti:

    For nearly six decades until his passing in 1986 at the age of ninety, Jiddu Krishnamurti traversed the globe, delivering spontaneous and captivating discourses to large audiences. Krishnamurti assumed the role of an investigator rather than an authority figure, encouraging individuals to question assumptions and explore the depths of their consciousness. His extensive body of work, estimated at over 100 million words, spans more than six decades of relentless inquiry and dialogue. His teachings, compiled in numerous books and translated into multiple languages, continue to inspire seekers worldwide, inviting them to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and understanding. J. Krishnamurti’s legacy endures as a guiding light, offering timeless wisdom for those who dare to challenge conventional thinking and explore the complexities of existence.

    About Dr. Allan W. Anderson:

    Dr. Allan Anderson was a poet, author, Professor Emeritus, beloved teacher, scholar of the Oracular Tradition, and a gifted religious linguist. He helped to form the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State College in 1969. Dr. Anderson later became chair of that department, specializing in Eastern Religions, until his retirement in 1985.

    This talk was originally recorded in 1974 at San Diego State University and was provided by the Krishnamurti Foundation Of America

    “There is really no relationship at all. I may sleep with my wife and so on and so on, but actually there is no relationship. Because I have my own pursuits, my own ambitions, my own idiosyncrasies, and she has hers. So we are always separate and therefore always in battle with each other which means the observer (as the past) is the factor of division.” – J. Krishnamurti

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    Ep. 1 - Knowledge & Transformation

    Ep. 1 - Knowledge & Transformation

    J. Krishnamurti and Dr. Allan W. Anderson explore transcending the degeneration of our culture through individual transformation.

    This talk was originally recorded in 1974 at San Diego State University

    In this inaugural episode, J. Krishnamurti and Dr. Allan W. Anderson illuminate:The degeneration of literature, art, religion and cultureUndergoing radical transformation on an individual levelMoving from fragmentation to wholenessThe oneness of society and individualThe non-temporal relationship between action and understandingCultures of superficiality without any ground in the beauty of goodnessThe limits of knowledge and finding freedom from itWhat it means to end knowledge and be in the presentThe brain’s impulsive function to recordBeing a light to oneselfAbout Allan W. Anderson:

    Dr. Allan Anderson was a poet, author, Professor Emeritus, beloved teacher, scholar of the Oracular Tradition, and a gifted religious linguist. He helped to form the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State College in 1969. Dr. Anderson later became chair of that department, specializing in Eastern Religions, until his retirement in 1985.

    For more information about J. Krishnamurti visit www.kfa.org

    “It isn’t society first or individual first; it is the human change which will transform the society. They’re not two separate things.” – J. Krishnamurti

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