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Cover for Is It Possible to End the Thousand Yesterdays? – Claremont 1968
Isbn: 978-87-1167-351-5
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Religion & Beliefs Philosophy
Accessible since: August 2021
Narrator: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Length: 1 hour 20 minutes


Is It Possible to End the Thousand Yesterdays? – Claremont 1968

Listen to talks from J. Krishnamurti's Claremont gathering in California, 1968.

This talk: Is It Possible to End the Thousand Yesterdays? – 13 November 1968.

• Living together amicably, creatively, in complete relationship with one another – if that is what is essential then we need not only a different kind of mind but also a different quality of affection, love.
• What is the function of a religious mind?
• Our struggle in life is dualistic: good and bad, right and wrong, holy and unholy, the ideal and the fact. There is only the fact, not the ideal.
• Is it possible to look at life as though you were looking at it for the first time?
• What is the content of the unconscious? It is the racial residue, the traditional, the family, the personal. It is as trivial as the conscious mind.
• Q: It seems to me that the 'I', the ego only exists in relation to other things. Could you comment on this?
• The impossible becomes possible only when you discard the impossibility of it. To find out anything you must go beyond the impossible.
• Q: What do you mean by meditation?
• There is no 'how'.

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.

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