Publisher:Mirananda, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1982
Condition:Very Good Condition
Mirananda, 1982, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A., First Edition
In these talks, given in Saanen, Switzerland and Amsterdam during 1981, Krishnamurti likens the conditioning of the human mind to the programming of a computer - 'the brain has been programmed'. It is the programming of the brain, as a result of family, social environment and education, that makes a person identify with a particular religion, or become an atheist, or adopt one of the divisions of political partisanship. Each thinks according to the particular programme which dominates him; each is caught in his own particular' network of thought'. The 'I', the ego, the personality, is no more than the selfhood of a programmed network of thinking. Thinking is a material process, the functioning of the brain; it is not in itself intelligent. Observe the divisiveness when thought asserts: 'I am a Muslim' or 'I am a Christian', or 'I am a Socialist' - each 'I' violently opposed to the other. Krishnamurti points out that freedom is to be free from the 'programme' which has been imposed upon one's brain. This means pure observation of the nature of one's thinking; it means observing without thought, a paradox which is resolved by the fact that when there is 'pure observation' there is no thought to observe. 'Observation' is an action in itself', it is intelligence which gives freedom from all illusion and fear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 110 pages. minor marking to rear cover. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Philosophy; Philosophy. ISBN: 906271675X. ISBN/EAN: 9789062716753. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3671.