Living Wholeness: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Last updated on May 10, 2020

Posted on Dec 26, 2012

Krishnamurti discusses the Wholeness of life and living itself. Profound discussion!

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti begins by musing on the question of why human beings throughout the world lack passion. He says that they “‘lust after power, position and various forms of entertainment – sexual, religious, and other forms of lustful cravings. But apparently one has not that deep passion which dedicates itself to the understanding of the whole process of living.’. He then announces that he and the young people are about to go into this question of what is the total understanding of the whole business of living, loving, and dying. He begins by stating that to even address this we must “‘enquire into this process of consciousness, both the surface and the deep layers of one’s own mind. But also one has to enquire what is order – not only outwardly, in society, but also one has to ask oneself what is order within.’ Part of our problem, it seems is that we view life in a fragmented fashion. It is this that makes us so individualistic or collective, self-centered, or identifying oneself with something greater and yet remain separate.

It is this deep, abiding division in consciousness, in the whole structure and nature of our being that makes for division in our activities, in our thoughts, in our feelings, and so we divide life in the actual living, that thing called loving and dying. This is just the beginning of another deeply thought-provoking journey into the nature of mankind and of life itself.

4th Talk in Amsterdam, May 11, 1969

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