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jkrishnamurti.org watch on youtube Beyond Myth and Tradition

Beyond Myth and Tradition is a twelve-part series made by the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Each programme focuses on a particular aspect of life and presents relevant excerpts from Krishnamurti's Talks and Discussions. Produced and Directed by Evelyn Blau and Michael Mendizza (The Challenge of Change), this series offers a very good introduction to Krishnamurti's teachings, whilst also conveying their scope, depth and relevancy in today's world.

  • On Conflict

    On Conflict28 minutes

    Extraordinary things have been done in the name of religion. There have been wars for which religions are responsible; people have been tortured, burned, destroyed; for belief was more important than truth, dogma more vital than direct perception.
    God isn't something that man has invented, or created out of his image and longing and failure, but when the mind itself becomes sacred then it opens the door to something that is immeasurably sacred. That is religion. And that affects the daily living -- the way I talk, the way I treat people, the conduct, behaviour, all that.


  • On Change

    On Change28 minutes

    Unless there is a radical revolution in relationship between two human beings, talking about God or about the scriptures or going back to the Vedas, the Bible, and the rest of it, is sheer nonsense.
    We demand world transformation, the transformation of society about us, but we are blind, unwilling to transform ourselves.


  • On Freedom and Authority

    On Freedom and Authority28 minutes

    Under no circumstances accept what the speaker says at any time. There is no authority; neither you nor the speaker have authority; both of us are investigating, observing, looking, learning.
    To be free of authority is to die to everything of yesterday so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigour and passion -- it is only in that state that one observes and learns.


  • On the Sacred

    On the Sacred28 minutes

    The many religions throughout the world have said that there is an enduring, everlasting truth, but the mere assertion of truth has very little significance. One has to discover it for oneself.
    Is there something that thought can never touch, and therefore is incorruptible, timeless, eternal and sacred?


  • On Choiceless Awareness

    On Choiceless Awareness28 minutes

    Awareness is the silent and choiceless observation of 'what is'. In this awareness the problem unrolls itself and therefore is completely understood.
    When one is deeply conscious or aware, there is no remnant or hidden unconscious movement. There is no division between the inner and the outer.


  • On Meditation

    On Meditation28 minutes

    A meditative mind is silent. Not the silence which thought can conceive. It is not the silence of a still evening. It is the silence when thought, with all its images, its words and perceptions, has entirely ceased.
    Meditation is wandering through the world of knowledge and being free of it to enter the unknown.
    Meditation is something that cannot be practised, as you practice a violin, a piano.


  • The Mirror of Relationship

    The Mirror of Relationship28 minutes

    Relationship is the mirror in which we see ourselves as we are. All life is a movement in relationship. Even the hermit is related to the past, to those around him. There is no escape from relationship.
    Relationship is always in the living present, not the dead past of memory, of remembrances, of pleasure and pain. Relationship is active now: to be related means just that.


  • Conditioning: prisoners of the past

    Conditioning: prisoners of the past28 minutes

    Our human brain is a mechanical process. Thought is a materialistic process, and that thought has been conditioned to think as a Buddhist, as a Hindu, as a Christian. Is it possible to be free from that conditioning?
    The 'me', the 'self', is a movement in knowledge, a series of memories. Then the question arises: Is it possible to live psychologically without a single memory?


  • The Violent self

    The Violent self28 minutes

    The source of violence is the 'me', the ego, the self, which expresses itself in so many ways -- division, in trying to be or become somebody -- which divides itself as the 'me' and the 'not me', as the unconscious and the conscious, the 'me' that identifies with the family or not with the family, with the community or not with the community...
    Every form of escape, distraction, movement away, sustains violence. If one realizes this, then the mind is confronted with 'what is' and nothing else.


  • Love: the flame without smoke

    Love: the flame without smoke28 minutes

    Love and truth are not to be found in any book, church, or temple. They come into being with self-knowledge. Self-knowing is an arduous but not difficult process; it becomes difficult only when we are trying to achieve a result. But to just be aware from moment to moment of the ways of one's thoughts, feelings, and actions without condemnation or justification brings freedom, a liberation in which there can be this bliss of truth.


  • What is the religious mind?

    What is the religious mind?28 minutes

    Extraordinary things have been done in the name of religion. There have been wars for which religions are responsible; people have been tortured, burned, destroyed; for belief was more important than truth, dogma more vital than direct perception.
    God isn't something that man has invented, or created out of his image and longing and failure, but when the mind itself becomes sacred then it opens the door to something that is immeasurably sacred. That is religion. And that affects the daily living -- the way I talk, the way I treat people, the conduct, behaviour, all that.



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