Download PDF by Jiddu Krishnamurti: As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning

By Jiddu Krishnamurti

ISBN-10: 1890772623

ISBN-13: 9781890772628

This name encompasses a sequence of eight lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955, from one of many twentieth century's maximum philosophers and academics. Krishnamurti confronts the common greedy and pressured brain which lies on the root of all violence and pain. notwithstanding provided over fifty years in the past, the information in those talks are clean, suitable and supply a permanent message for at the present time as Krishnamurti discusses a global within which booming productiveness and clinical development may still promise a contented destiny, yet don't.He issues additionally to the continuing escalation of struggle, pageant, envy and territoriality regardless of earnings in schooling, non secular ecumenism and the applied sciences of self-improvement. He asks his listeners to contemplate that every one obvious development is just one other phantasm. of their brilliantly transparent essays, his concentration is singular, without glib solutions to everlasting questions. To learn this e-book is to enterprise into the unexplored assumptions that govern our lives. The workings of the brain are so basic and visible in J Krishnamurti's factors, but so greatly difficult to confront. Like different vintage texts, comparable to non secular scriptures, the phrases ring precise. the problems addressed comprise: the character of violence; the matter of switch; the conditioning of the brain; the best way to in achieving "peace"; the character of worship and religious perform; and the way to truly hear.

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They see and define themselves as religious adherents of one faith and practice but also as human beings standing in communal relation with other valued human beings. They share faith with their own group but humanity with all other humans and life with all living creatures and organisms. And their spiritual psyche values all these relations and consequent identities. It is the multiplicity of healthy identities that prevents a level of overidentification with one group, be it an ethnic group or a religious community.

I do not deny that the status of some groups has often risen and fallen over time, without progress. What is crucial for purposes of conflict analysis and resolution is the dynamic of the internal process of change, when and how a group's status has improved, and how it has been justified. A few cautionary notes are in order before I conclude. There are two dangers to highlighting the importance of religion in conflict resolution: (1) that analysts and activists, in their enthusiasm about religion's positive contribution to conflict resolution, might overlook its violent potential,50 and (2) that analysts will overemphasize religion's role and not see it as part of a complex array of factors that generate violence and peacemaking.

4 The broader ethical literature is the key, I will argue, to serious and constructive approaches to conflict prevention, resolution, and reconciliation in religious societies. It will also provide, if investigated well, several instructive paradigms for general conflict resolution theory and practice. The third problem with just war literature is the lack of consciousness of the varieties of cultural contexts that form the basis of how people think about conflict, war, and peacemaking. There is a tendency to define war and peace in terms of specific religious criteria in only some faith traditions and almost exclusively in terms of biblically based religions.

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