To understand the problem of death, one has to be free of fear. Fear is thought in action with regard to the past, through the present and to the future. Fear is the movement of time, which is essentially the process of thinking. How one looks at fear matters immensely.
Death is the ending of all the things which have been accumulated, which is the known. Losing the known means complete loneliness.
Can one die every day to one’s experience? So that every experience is totally assimilated, understood and dissolved. This requires a great deal of energy, which is attention.
These eight programmes were produced and broadcast in America by the National Educational Television Network. They represent the earliest sound films of Krishnamurti speaking to audiences – it was the first time that he had allowed his talks and discussion groups to be filmed. The principle settings are the Oak Grove in Ojai, California, and the Thacher School in the Ojai Valley.