So we ought to inquire into what is meditation, what it is to meditate. It’s really important, because a mind that’s merely mechanistic, as thought is, can never come upon that which is total, supreme order, and therefore upon complete freedom. Like the universe is in total order. It’s only the human mind that is in disorder.
j. Krishnamurti, recognized the world over as one of the greatest religious teachers of all times, was born in south India in 1895. As a young man, he underwent certain mystical experiences which, as he said, made him touch ‘the compassion that heals all sorrow and suffering’. Then, for more than sixty years, till his passing away in 1986, he travelled the world over, talking to people about the need to change themselves radically by understanding the psychological factors that shape human lives. In doing so, he gave a new direction and meaning to man’s search for Truth or God.
1982 Ojai, Series of Six Talks
1. Holistic Observation
2. The Crisis in Ourselves
3. Thought and Disorder
4. The Content of One’s Consciousness
5. On the Nature of Love
6. Meditation and the Thinking Machine