Krishnamurti Australia Bulletin Subscription
No 43 Autumn/Winter 2011
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OAK GROVE -- OJAI, CALIFORNIA 1945
KRISHNAMURTI: To understand the confusion and misery that
exist in ourselves and so in the world, we must first find clarity within ourselves and this clarity comes about through right thinking. This clarity is not to be organized for it cannot be exchanged with another. Organized group thought becomes dangerous however good it may appear; organized group thought can be used, exploited; group thought ceases to be right thinking, it is merely repetitive. Clarity is essential for without it change and reform merely lead to further confusion. Clarity is not the result of verbal assertion but of intense self-awareness and right thinking. Right thinking is not the outcome of mere cultivation of the intellect, nor is it conformity to pattern, however worthy and noble. Right thinking comes with self-knowledge. Without understanding yourself, you have no basis for thought; without self-knowledge what you think is not true.
You and the world are not two different entities with separate problems, you and the world are one. Your problem is the world’s problem. You may be the result of certain tendencies, of environmental influences, but you are not different fundamentally from another. Inwardly we are very much alike; we are all driven by greed, ill-will, fear, ambition and so on.
Our beliefs, hopes, aspirations have common basis. We are one; we are one humanity though the artificial frontiers of economics and politics and prejudice divide us. If you kill another, you are destroying yourself. You are the centre of the whole and without understanding yourself you cannot understand Reality.
We have an intellectual knowledge of this unity but we keep knowledge and feeling in different compartments and hence we never experience the extraordinary unity of man. When knowledge and feeling meet there is experience. These talks will be utterly useless if you do not experience as you are listening. Do not say, I will understand later, but experience now. Do not keep your knowledge and your feeling separate for out of this separation grow confusion and misery. You must experience this living unity of man. You are not separate from Japanese, the Hindu, the Negro or the German.
To experience this immense unity be open, become conscious of this division between knowledge and feeling; do not be a slave to compartmental philosophy.
Without self-knowledge understanding is not possible. Self-knowledge is extremely arduous and difficult, for you are a complex entity. You must approach the understanding of the self simply, without any pretensions, without any theories. If I would understand you I must have no preconceived formulations about you, there must be no prejudice; I must be open without judgment, without comparison. This is very difficult for, with most of us, thought is the result of comparison, of judgment. Through approximation we think we are understanding, but is understanding born of comparison, of judgment? Or is it the outcome of non-comparative thought? If you would understand something would you compare it with something else or do you study it for itself?
Thought born of comparison is not right thinking. Yet in studying ourselves we are comparing, approximating. It is this that prevents the understanding of ourselves. Why do we judge ourselves? Is not our judgment the outcome of our desire to become something, to gain, to conform, to protect ourselves? This very urge prevents understanding.
As I said you are a complex entity and to understand it you must examine it. You cannot understand it if you are comparing it with the yesterday or the tomorrow. You are an intricate mechanism, but comparison, judgment, identification prevent comprehension. Do not be afraid that you will become sluggish, smug, self-contented if you do not compete in comparison. Once you have perceived the futility of comparison there is great freedom. Then you are no longer striving to become but there is freedom to understand. Be aware of the comparative process of your thinking-experience all this as I am explaining – and feel its futility, its fundamental thoughtlessness; you will then experience a great freedom, as though you had laid down a wearisome burden. In this freedom from approximation and so from identification, you will be able to discover and understand the realities of yourself. If you do not compare, judge, then you will be confronted with yourself and this will give clarity and strength to uncover great depths. This is essential for the understanding of Reality. When there is no self-approximation then thought is liberated from duality; the problem and the conflict with the opposites fall away. In this freedom there is revolutionary, creative understanding.
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Sydney: Krishnamurti DVD Video Screenings THIRD FRIDAY of the month from 6.30pm (for a 7pm screening) commencing 18 February 2011 at the Quaker Hall – 119 Devonshire St Surry Hills, close to Central Station. Contact: Terry Obrien, 0431 698 661.
Byron Bay: Krishnamurti DVD Screening every month at the Masonic Hall.
Contact Pauline Scully for details; 0405 691 331.
Brisbane: Krishnamurti DVD Video Screenings FIRST and THIRD Tuesdays monthly, 10.30 to12 noon at Theosophical Society, 355 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane. Contact Dr Aru 07 3262 3846
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Sunshine Coast: Krishnamurti DVD Video Screenings LAST Sunday of each month at 10.30am at 5 Scenic Ave, Buderim. BYO for shared Lunch. Contact Betty McAllister 07 5476 7656
ALSO: Dialogues take place in Buderim every second week. Please ring prior to attending this meeting. Contact: Mary Keizer 07 5445 3834.
Melbourne: Krishnamurti DVD Video Screenings held on FIRST SUNDAY monthly from February at 2pm at Council Adult Education Building, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
Also every FRIDAY at 11.30am at Theosophical Society, 126 Russell Street, Melbourne.
North East Victoria: For information contact David Allan 03 5764 1396.
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Perth: For DVD Video Screenings and Dialogues contact Trish English: Tel; (08) 9446 6952.
They become increasingly isolated and prone to anxiety which can degenerates into a whole gamut of psychological health issues. We attempt to support individuals seeking to come to terms with the disparities between the way we represent life inwardly and our lived existence so there is a shift in understanding that intelligence is free since it is not attached to ideas or obliged to fulfill ideas. As a group we try to nurture the capacity of human intelligence to observe to counter the universal conditioning to recall. Only observation can source information about the vital dynamics of existence allowing intelligence to exercise prior knowledge with discretion. We need the funds to train volunteers to sustain this inquiry and support participants through the initial tentative stages of challenging long held notions and beliefs.
We request that anyone undertaking to adjudicate on this matter consider the benefit to the community where people increasingly take on the responsibility to exercise prior knowledge with discretion rather than insisting that life conform to our ideas of it. Our dialogues help people think things through with a group of interested others where the focus is not so much on the problems raised but on the universal nature of thought with its habit of reflecting upon the past. Those who participate in this process are able to step back from beliefs and appreciate the richness of life in all its diversity. They learn to appreciate the great sensitivity that is intelligence and exercise it to the greater benefit of the community rather than putting it to use for personal gain alone.
NOTICE: Springbrook Krishnamurti Gathering 2011
The annual Krishnamurti Springbrook Gathering will take place at the Retreat Centre at 2184 Springbrook Rd, Springbrook Qld 4213 from Wednesday 9 November 2011 to 16 November 2011.
This is a splendid opportunity for like minded people to explore
the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti in freedom and friendship in beautiful surroundings and comfort.
There is not one of us who is not confronted with the problem of killing and non-killing, violence and non-violence. Some of you may feel as your sons, brothers or husbands are not involved in this mass murder, called war, you are not immediately concerned with this problem, but if you will look a little more closely you will see how deeply you are involved. You cannot escape it. You must, as an individual, have a definite attitude towards killing and non-killing. If you have not been aware of it you are being confronted with it now; you must face the issue, the dualistic problem of capitalism and communism, love and hate, killing and non-killing and so on. How are you to find the truth of the matter? Is there any release from conflict in the endless corridor of duality? Many believe that in the very struggle of the opposites there is creativeness, this conflict is life and to escape from it is to be in illusion. Is this so? Does not an opposite contain an element of its own opposite and so produce endless conflict and pain? Is conflict necessary for creation? Are the moments of creativeness the outcome of strife and pain? Does not the state of creative being come into existence when all pain and struggle have utterly ceased? You can experience this for yourself. This freedom from opposites is not an illusion; in it alone is the answer to all of our confusion and conflicting problems.
You are faced with the problem of killing your brother in the name of religion, of peace, of country and so on. How shall you find the answer in which further conflicting, further opposing problems are not inherent? To find a true lasting answer, must you not go outside of the dualistic pattern of thought? You kill because your property, your safety, your prestige are threatened; as with the individual, so with the group, with the nation. To be free from violence and non-violence there must be freedom from acquisitiveness, ill-will, lust and so on. But most of us do not go into the problem deeply and are satisfied with reform, with alteration within the pattern of duality. We accept as inevitable this conflict of duality and within that pattern try to bring about modification, change; within it we manoeuvre to a better position, to a more advantageous point for ourselves. Change or reform merely within the pattern of duality produces only further confusion and pain and hence retrogression. If this fact is left unexplored, we argue that most people become disenchanted with life.
You must go beyond the pattern of duality to solve permanently the problem of opposites. Within the pattern there is no truth, however much we may be caught in it; if we seek truth in it we will be led to many delusions. We must go beyond the dualistic pattern of the I and the not I,
the possessor and the possessed. Beyond and above the endless corridor of duality lies Truth. Beyond and above the conflicting and painful problem of opposites lies creative understanding. This is to be experienced not to be speculated upon; not to be formulated but to be realized through deep awareness of the dualistic hindrances.
QUESTIONS FOLLOWING TALK 1 OJAI, CALIFORNIA -1945
Questioner: I am sure most of us have seen authentic
pictures in movies and in magazines of the horrors and the barbarities of the concentration camps. What should be done in your opinion with those
who have perpetrated these monstrous atrocities? Should they not be punished?
KRISHNAMURTI: Who is to punish them? Is not the judge
often as guilty as the accused? Each one of us has built up this civilization, each one has contributed towards its misery; each one is responsible for its actions and reactions; this civilization is a collective result. No country or people is separate from another; we are all interrelated; we are one. Whether we acknowledge it or not, when a misfortune happens to a people, we share in it as in its good fortune.
You may not separate yourself to condemn or to praise.
The power to oppress is evil and every group that is large and well organized becomes a potential source of evil. By shouting loudly the cruelties of another country you think you can overlook those of your own. It is not only the vanquished but every country that is responsible for the horrors of war. War is one of the greatest catastrophes; the greatest evil is to kill another. Once you admit such evil into your heart then you let loose countless minor disasters. You do not condemn war itself but him who is cruel in war.
You are responsible for war; you have brought it about by your everyday action of greed, ill-will, passion. Each one of us has built up this competitive, ruthless civilization, in which man is against man.
Krishnamurti Australia Inc has been granted the opportunity to have its case heard by the ADNINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL after being disallowed its application to the Australian Taxation Office for DGR status in 2008.
DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status means our donors can claim a tax benefit for making a donation of money to Krishnamurti Australia Inc. Many of our subscribers to the Krishnamurti Australia Bulletin support us by making a cash donations which goes towards our efforts in disseminating J Krishnamurti’s works to the public of Australia. These donations help us in no small way in the work carried out by the volunteers of Krishnamurti Australia.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal is a Government Legal body with the power to overrule the decision of the ATO. Many hours of work over the past two years have been expended to have our case heard objectively.
The following article is one of the many submissions put forward to support our case.
Krishnamurti Australia is a group of volunteers interested in the psychological health issues affecting all individuals who are conditioned to refer to the symbolic representation of reality as actual irrevocable ‘truths’. The works of Jiddu Krishnamurti, address the nature of this problematic human conditioning. As a volunteer group we seek to disseminate his message for the benefit of the citizens of Australia who are interested in educating themselves and liberating intelligence from the impossible dilemma of relying upon symbolic representations of life while attempting to solve problems of everyday living. We conduct dialogues to enable participants to explore the nature of the dilemma at some depth in an environment free of authority so they can come upon the dissonance between the description and the described. This process of inquiry generates insights into the nature of the human condition and helps individuals to realize that the problem of relying upon symbols and ideas to communicate with the rest of the world is a universal one.
REDUCTION IN PRICES OF KRISHNAMURTI DVDs
AND KRISHNAMURTI BOOKS
To take advantage of the rising value of the Australian currency stocks of Krishnamurti books have been increased and many prices reduced. An updated BOOK Catalogue is included with this Bulletin.
DVD prices have been reduced to $15.00 per disc, and for a full Series purchase to $12.00 per disc. A DVD Catalogue reflecting the new prices is included with this Bulletin.
Purchases of Krishnamurti Audio talks on CD or MP3 format can now be purchased directly on the Internet through PayPal or Bank Cards. CD sales are as low as $7.00 per talk. Contact Jenny Howe: Phone (02) 5523 2138.
Internet sales of Krishnamurti talks and conversations on CD & DVD and Krishnamurti Books have commenced on the Krishnamurti Australia website: www.krishnamurtiaustralia.org.
NEW BOOKS The following new Krishnamurti Books are now in stock and included in the Krishnamurti Australia Book Catalogue 2011.
You want to root out the causes of war, of barbarity in others, while you yourself indulge in them. This leads to hypocrisy and to further wars. You have to root out the causes of war, of violence, in yourself, which demands patience and gentleness, not bloody condemnation of others.
Humanity does not need more suffering to make it understand but what is needed is that you should be aware of your own actions, that you should awaken your own ignorance and sorrow and so bring about in yourself compassion and tolerance. You should not be concerned with punishments and rewards but with the eradication in yourself of those causes that manifest themselves in violence and in hate, in antagonism and ill-will. In murdering the murderer you become like him; you become the criminal. A wrong is not righted through wrong means; only through right means can a right end be accomplished. If you would have peace you must employ peaceful means, and mass murder, war, can only lead to further murder, further suffering. There can be no love through blood-shed; an army is not an instrument of peace. Only good will and compassion can bring peace to the world, not might and cunning nor
You are responsible for the misery and disaster that exist, you who in your daily life are cruel, oppressive, greedy, ambitious. Suffering will continue till you eradicate in yourself those causes that breed passion, greed and ruthlessness. Have peace and compassion in your heart and you will find the right answer to your questions.
Questioner: At this time and in our present way of life our
feelings become blunted and hard. Can you suggest a way of life that will make us more sensitive? Can we become so in spite of noise, haste, all the competitive professions and pursuits? Can we become so without dedication to a higher source of life?
Krishnamurti: Is it is not necessary for clear and right thinking
to be sensitive? To feel deeply must not the heart be open? Must not the body be healthy to respond eagerly?
We blunt our minds, our feelings, our bodies, with beliefs and ill-will, with strong and hardening stimulants. It is essential to be sensitive, to respond keenly and rightly but we become blunted, hard, through our appetites. There is no separate entity such as the mind, apart from the organism as a whole, and when the organism as a whole is ill-treated, wasted, distracted, then insensitivity sets in. Our environment, our present way of life blunts us, wastes us. How you can be sensitive when every day you indulge in reading or seeing pictures of the slaughter of thousands---this mass murder reported as though it were a successful game. First time you read the reports you may feel sick at heart but the constant repetition of brutal ruthlessness dulls your mind-heart, immunizing you to the utter barbarism of modern society. The radios, magazines, cinemas are ever wasting your sensitive pliabilities; you are forced, threatened, regimented and how can you, in the midst of this noise, haste and false pursuits remain sensitive for the cultivation of right thinking?
If you would not have your feelings blunted and hard, you must pay the price for it; you must abandon haste, distraction, wrong professions and pursuits. You must become aware of your appetites, your limiting environment, and by rightly understanding them you begin to re-awaken your sensitivity. Through constant awareness of your thoughts-feelings, the causes of self-enclosure and narrowness fall away. If you would be highly sensitive and clear, you must deliberately work for it; you cannot be worldly and yet be pure in the pursuit of Reality. Our difficulty is we want both, the burning appetites and the serenity of Reality. You must abandon the one or the other; you cannot have both. You cannot indulge and yet be alert; to be keenly aware there must be freedom from those influences that are crystallizing, blunting.
We have over developed the intellect at the cost of our deeper and clearer feelings and a civilization that is based on the cultivation of the intellect must bring about ruthlessness and the worship of success. The emphasis on intellect or on emotion leads to unbalance, and intellect is ever seeking to safeguard itself. Mere determination only strengthens the intellect and blunts and hardens it; it is ever self-aggressive in becoming or not-becoming. The ways of the intellect must be understood through constant awareness and its re-education must transcend its own reasoning.
1.00pm – Lunch
2.00 – Walk and/or Swim
3.00 – Dialogue
4.00pm – Goodbyes and Farewells
Times for events following lunch may vary a little depending on what the group prefers to do.
If it is raining we can remain at the retreat centre for the afternoon activities.
“…So during this week, I would suggest that you turn the light of criticism on yourselves, and ask yourselves whether you are living that reality every moment of the day and conserving your energy for that purpose; and then you will not dissipate it by useless talk. When gatherings of this kind take place there is always the delight of meeting old friends and of talking to them, but you can get over this after the first day. For the rest of the time, I would suggest that you conserve your energy to criticise your own actions, and hence alter your actions.
For that you need solitude. Solitude is generally sought because you are afraid of conflict, but by solitude you do not avoid conflict. During this week do not lose yourselves in vain, useless talk, discussions, but restrain yourselves, control yourselves with understanding, so that through your continual effort during this week you may establish for yourselves a clear understanding of the purpose of individual existence, and the manner in which you can arrive at that realisation.
When you as an individual, have gathered up in yourself this energy of effort, which is diligent care of your behaviour, of your conduct, you are free to be, and being is happiness. Through conduct alone you arrive at pure action, pure being, which is the consummation of individual existence.”
J Krishnamurti - 1930
PROGRAM for 11 to 13 March – Tapitallee Retreat:
Friday - Arrive anytime after midday; general meeting with new and old friends; registration and settling in to your accommodation; erect tents if you are camping; help prepare dinner, which will be a thick healthy organic vegetable soup, wholesome bread and fresh organic salad.
6.00pm - Dinner from 6pm and available till late for late arrivals.
7.30pm - DVD of a K talk – not yet selected, but will be related to the theme for the weekend.
Saturday – Full day of activities at the centre:
6.30am – Walk and/or Tai Ch'i
8 to 8.45am – Breakfast
9.30 – Introduction and discussion on Theme 'Love & Intelligence is One Movement'
11.00 – Morning Tea
11.30 – DVD screening – not yet selected
1 to 2pm – Lunch
2.30 – Dialogue
4.00 – Afternoon Tea
4.30 – Walk or Rest (or help prepare dinner)
6 to 7pm Dinner
8.00pm – DVD screening – not yet selected
Sunday – Morning at the retreat – pack up – drive to quiet beach near Vincentia on Jervis Bay:
6.30am – Walk and/or Tai Ch'i
8 to 8.45am – Breakfast
9.30 – DVD screening – not yet selected
11.00 – Morning Tea
11.30 – Prepare for beach excursion
Questioner: I find there is conflict between my occupation and my relationship. They go in different directions. How can I make them meet?
Krishnamurti: Most of our occupations are dictated by
tradition, or by greed, or by ambition. In our occupation we are ruthless, competitive, deceitful, cunning and highly self protective. If we weaken at any time we may go under, so we must keep up with the high efficiency of the greedy machine of business. It is a constant struggle to maintain a hold, to become sharper and cleverer. Ambition can never find lasting satisfaction; it is ever seeking wider fields for self-assertiveness.
But in relationship quite a different process is involved. In it there must be affection, consideration, adjustment, self-denial, yielding; not to conquer but to live happily. In it there must be self-effacing tenderness, freedom from domination, from possessiveness; but emptiness and fear breed jealousy and pain in relationship. Relationship is a process of self-discovery, in which there is wider and deeper understanding; relationship is a constant adjustment in self-discovery. It demands patience, infinite pliability and a simple heart.
But how can the two meet together, self-assertiveness and love, occupation and relationship? The one is ruthless, competitive, ambitious, the other is self-denying, considerate, gentle; they cannot come together. With one hand people deal in blood and money, and with the other they try to be kind, affectionate, thoughtful. As a relief from their thoughtless and dull occupations they seek comfort and ease in relationship. But relationship does not yield comfort for it is a distinctive process of self-discovery and understanding. The man of occupation tries to seek through his life of relationship comfort and pleasure as a compensation for his wearisome business. His daily occupation of ambition, greed and ruthlessness lead step by step to war and to the barbarities of modern civilization.
Right occupation is not dictated by tradition, greed or ambition. If each one is seriously concerned in establishing right relationship, not only with one but with all, then he will find right occupation.
Right occupation comes with regeneration, with the change of heart, not with the mere intellectual determination to find it.
Integration is only possible if there is clarity of understanding on all the different levels of our consciousness. There can be no integration of love and ambition, deception and clarity, compassion and war. So long as occupation and relationship are kept apart, so long will there be endless conflict and misery. All reformation within the pattern of duality is retrogression; only beyond it, is there creative peace.
Tapitallee Retreat & Sanctuary Eco Centre
5 – 52 Lilly Pilly Lane
South Coast - NSW
Love and Intelligence are One Movement
Our Bush Retreat is near Nowra - not too far from Jervis Bay. Program to include screenings of K talks, small and large group dialogues, and quiet time to commune with nature.
Accommodation - simple but clean, and quite elegant: 1920 train carriages with 6 bedrooms, stylishly converted to twin or double rooms in Bali décor, it has a spacious Living room, fully equipped Kitchen, Dining room, TV & DVD room, with decks overlooking a secluded native landscape.
DEPOSIT: $50 is required to secure your booking - $40 per person/night/uncatered, linen not supplied but available for an extra $10/bed. Day visitors - $20 includes Lunch & Tea breaks.
PLEASE NOTE: We are self catering for all meals, so a $40 contribution toward food will be required at least a week before the retreat i.e. by 4 March.
Suggestions for a special dinner Saturday night are most welcome? As much as possible we will use organic produce.
Saturday will be a mix of group meeting/introduction/dialogue after breakfast; K dvd after morning tea; dialogue and free time in the afternoon; K dvd after dinner followed by informal discussion/dialogue.
Sunday is a similar program except for an excursion to a beautiful and quiet bush location - next to a beach - close to Vincentia. Picnic lunch and group conversation, as well as time for bush walk and swim before heading home.
Approximately 2.5 hours drive Sydney/Canberra. Transport available in vehicles travelling from Sydney, and possibly Canberra; or pick up from nearby Bomaderry/Nowra station.
For more details - call Terry O'Brien – mobile: 0431698661 or Gerald Reardon 07-55335247