You Can Understand Yourself Very Simply When You Are Quiet - Rajghat 1965
Date: September 2021
Duration: 1 hours 7 minutes
Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Rajghat student gathering in India, 1965.
This talk: You Can Understand Yourself Very Simply When You Are Quiet - 4 December 1965.
When you are really quiet, alone with yourself, you begin to know yourself and to see the intricacies of your mind.
Q: Why does the mind get disturbed when it is in a state of revolt and how can it quieten down?
Q: Is communication possible in all conditions?
Q: When we say anything that is a bit alternative to what our elders think, we are stopped. There is great tension between us. Will you say what we should do about it?
Q: What is humanity and when can a man be called a human being?
Q: Is our way of life right?
Q: You have said that we must have a quiet mind and at the same time you said that disturbance is inevitable.
Q: What is the importance of spirituality in the life of a human being?
Q: How does evil come about?
Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 12, 1895 - February 17, 1986) was a world renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. Krishnamurti was born into a Telugu Brahmin family in what was then colonial India. In early adolescence, he had a chance encounter with prominent occultist and high-ranking theosophist C.W. Leadbeater in the grounds of the Theosophical Society headquarters at Adyar in Madras (now Chennai). He was subsequently raised under the tutelage of Annie Besant and C.W. Leadbeater, leaders of the Society at the time, who believed him to be a 'vehicle' for an expected World Teacher. As a young man, he disavowed this idea and dissolved the world-wide organization (the Order of the Star) established to support it. He claimed allegiance to no nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life traveling the world as an individual speaker, speaking to large and small groups, as well as with interested individuals. He authored a number of books, among them 'The First and Last Freedom', 'The Only Revolution', and 'Krishnamurti's Notebook'. In addition, a large collection of his talks and discussions have been published. At age 90, he addressed the United Nations on the subject of peace and awareness, and was awarded the 1984 UN Peace Medal. His last public talk was in Madras, India, in January 1986, a month before his death at home in Ojai, California. His supporters, working through several non-profit foundations, oversee a number of independent schools centered on his views on education - in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States - and continue to transcribe and distribute many of his thousands of talks, group and individual discussions, and other writings, publishing them in a variety of formats including print, audio, video and digital formats as well as online, in many languages.