This series of four talks given in Brockwood Park in 1983 serves as an excellent introduction to Krishnamurti’s teaching, especially for those not previously acquainted with it. Krishnamurti’s statements here are simple and direct and cover all the aspects of life that he generally touched upon in his talks and writings-chaos in the world, conflict between human beings and within oneself, the limitation of knowledge and thought, the burden of fear, the universality of sorrow, the mystery of death, the meaning of meditation, and the search for something beyond the measure of man.
Is man the measure of all things, ask Krishnamurti in this talk. Man has always sought something beyond himself. So what is the beginning of all existence? To probe into something unknown, there must be a quality of brain that is completely free. Such a brain must have space and silence. That space, because there is not a thing in it put together by thought, has tremendous energy. So one must be nothing. Identification limits the wholeness of the brain. When the brain is whole, only then can one know what meditation is. You have to lay the foundation of order. When thought tries to create order, it brings about disorder. That which is manifested has a beginning and an end. That which is not manifested has no time. Break down this small, self-centred interest, and from there you can move infinitely.
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