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Theme Weekend at the Krishnamurti Centre

“The Beginning and Ending of Ignorance”

From the 19th to the 21st of September:

“If you assert and I assert, if you stick to your opinion, to your dogma, to your knowledge, and I stick to mine, then there can be no real discussion, because neither of us is free to inquire. To discuss is not to share our experiences with each other. There is no sharing at all: there is only the beauty of truth, which neither you nor I can possess. It is simply there.”

J. Krishnamurti


“I have a ten foot wall around me What do I do?”

Brockwood Park 1980 – Question #6 from Question and Answer Meeting #1

‘My problem is I have a ten foot wall around me. It is no use trying to overcome it, so I ignore it. It is still there. What do I do?’

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‘On the urgency to change fading’

Q&A Meeting No:1 at Brockwood Park
2nd of September 1980

Aldous Huxley and Jiddu Krishnamurti

Aldous Huxley and Jiddu Krishnamurti met in California in early 1938 and became friends for life. Krishnaji’s spoke of their friendship as such: “[we] had a strange relationship with each other, affectionate, considerate and, it seems, non-verbal communication”. Find out more below by clicking on this link:


Why does the mind constantly seek pleasure?

Fifth Public Talk, 15th July 1980, Saanen

“Is it necessary to marry in life? What is the physical relationship between man and woman?”

Bombay (Mumbai) 1984 – Question #4 from Question and Answer Meeting #1

Freedom from the Known, Chapter 6, J. Krishnamurti.

Freedom from the Known, Chapter 6, J. Krishnamurti.

Shocking but true…

A new report from psychologists at Virginia and Harvard Universities makes for interesting reading in the light of Krishnamurti’s observations (e.g. the following extract) on doing nothing…

“I do not know if you have noticed that the moment you cease to be active, there is immediately a feeling of nervous apprehension; you feel as though you are not alive, not alert, so you must keep going. And there is the fear of being alone – of going out for a walk alone, of being by yourself without a book, without a radio, without talking, the fear of sitting quietly without doing something all the time with your hands or with your mind or with your heart.”

J. Krishnamurti, July 17th, 1949, Ojai, California

See The Guardian article “Shocking but true: students prefer jolt of pain than being made to sit and think” here:

Worried woman hand to forehead seen from above lying down on psychiatrist therapy couch


“When the things of the mind don’t fill your heart, then there is love”

“When the things of the mind don’t fill your heart, then there is love; and love alone can transform the present madness and insanity in the world—not systems, not theories, either of the left or the right. You really love only when you do not possess, when you are not envious, not greedy, when you are respectful, when you have mercy and compassion, when you have consideration for your wife, your children, your neighbour, your unfortunate servants. Love cannot be thought about, love cannot be cultivated, love cannot be practised. The practice of love, the practice of brotherhood, is still within the field of the mind, therefore it is not love. When all this has stopped, then love comes into being, then you will know what it is to love.”

(J. Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom, p 234; Photo by Friedrich Grohe, of the Col du Pillon, Switzerland)

Col du Pillon (F. Grohe)



With What You Feel, With What You Love

The following Krishnamurti extract was read out by a student at the opening ceremony of the Pavilions at Brockwood, which occurred 1 year ago.

Brockwood Watercolor

Watercolour by Pascal Galvani

“I feel we want to create a totally different kind of human being at Brockwood, who is neither English, French, German, Russian, who doesn’t get caught in any belief, in any dogma, who moves only with what is and with facts; and therefore, to bring about a human being totally harmonious in himself—harmony between mind, heart and body—and functioning harmoniously. That is, to have a very good mind, capable of thinking very clearly, which means we think together very clearly with a sharp, clear brain; also to have affection, love, kindliness, courtesy, considerateness, which is what is generally called the heart; and to have a good physical body, otherwise the mind, the heart and the body are not in harmony, because the more the organism functions well, subtly, it naturally affects the brain. The brain must be extraordinarily awake, observing, have the capacity to act harmoniously with what you feel, with what you love.”

J. Krishnamurti with Brockwood students and staff
26 September 1972