• Can One Live a Life in Which There Is No Comparison at All?

  • Four Public Talks, Santa Monica, USA, 1971
  • By: Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Narrated by: Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 03-02-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (4 ratings)

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Attention implies the total abandonment of the 'me'. 6 March 1971. Duration: 100 minutes. Can the mind undergo a radical revolution?
How do you observe the world? What solves our human problem is observing the whole process of ourselves without judging, condemning, translating or rejecting - just to observe.
Question topics following the talk include: being disturbed in order to know, being confused and transcendental meditation.

Violence, pleasure and fear. 7 March 1971. Duration: 89 minutes. We have accepted violence as a way of life, and yet at the same time we want peace. Can one live a life in which there is no comparison at all? Pleasure is the continuance of an experience that is never finished. We are living in the past. How can the conscious mind investigate the total hidden mind?

Is pleasure love? 13 March 1971. Duration: 96 minutes. Can thought ever solve the whole problem of existence? What is the function of thought? Why has sex become so extraordinarily important?
Chastity is the freedom from all image. Is love desire? A new thing can take place only when there is an ending of the old.
Question topics following the talk include: getting better, controlling thought, the process of invention, vegetarianism and images.

Meditation means a life that is totally different every minute of the day. 14 March 1971. Duration: 94 minutes.
Attention leads to learning. 21 March 1970. Duration: 93 minutes. Inattention and attention. Observing without the word. What is the function of sleep? Is love a matter of culture, a thing of pleasure and therefore dependency?

Fear in consciousness. 22 March 1970. Duration: 89 minutes. How does it happen that the deep layers hidden in consciousness can be exposed? Comparison between what is with what has been and what will be is the process of fear.
Can the mind observe without comparison?

What is order? 28 March 1970. Duration: 81 minutes. Order and disorder
Why does the mind accumulate? How do you receive something that is not of the mind?

How is one to be entirely free of fear? 29 March 1970. Duration: 90 minutes. Fear. All the escaping and the strengthening of fear comes because we are inattentive. What is sleep?

©1971 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd. (P)2016 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.
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