Spring 2008

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Love Is Without A Formula
I would like to talk about something that might be of interest. One can see very clearly that one must lay a new foundation for a different kind of living, a different way of looking at life as a whole, not fragmentarily; for a way of thinking most efficiently, logically, and sanely when it is necessary, but for the mind to be completely quiet the rest of the time. A way of living where action is complete and not contradictory, so that one action does not deny or bring about corruption, or disintegration in other activities. A way of living that is of tremendous enjoyment, great delight, without the exhausting process of pleasure. And also a way of life that is completely and utterly peaceful. Now, can all this be realized in our daily living? That is what I would like to talk about, if that is what you also want. Is that all right? For this to come about easily, almost unconsciously as it were, one must understand effort, conflict and constantly seeking something. There must be effort as long as there is contradiction in our life, thinking one thing, saying another, doing something else. Obviously, that leads to a hypocritical life, a life of great friction. Is it at all possible to live a life in which there is no effort of any kind? Because effort implies not only contradiction but also various forms of suppression, various forms of escapes, imitation, conformity. That effort brings about its own discipline, which is merely accepting a norm which is comforting, and imitating that pattern. All that is implied in effort. We are talking about psychological effort. Can one live without this constant struggle inwardly? Doesn’t that imply seeing the whole pattern of conflict and struggle and contradiction as a whole, not in fragments? Is the mind capable of looking at the whole of life, with all the problems, with all the contradictions, struggles, longing, fears, pleasures, searching for something immutable, escaping from our own petty narrow lives, our own shallow thinking?

Is it at all possible to see the whole of that non-fragmentarily? The moment something is possible, you have plenty of energy. It is only when we think there is no possibility that we become slack, our energy fades away. But the moment there is a possibility of something then we have abundance of energy. So we are asking a question. Can your mind, the mind, see this whole existence as one unitary movement, though in it there are contradictions? Because it seems to me in that lies the understanding of effort, struggle, seeking something great, noble, transcendental, and the constant movement of going to one thing after the other— Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism,
Judaism, endlessly window shopping!

A way of living that is of tremendous enjoyment, great delight, without the exhausting process of pleasure.
One can see that where there is contradiction and conflict there must be distortion. One can see that as a fact, not as a theory, not as a formula, not as something to be achieved, but actually perceive that truth, that fact, that any form of struggle, the tendency to conform, imitation in which there is contradiction, is a form of distortion. We do not see it because we are caught in the trap of formulas, concepts. Can the mind observe without formulas, without conceptual ideas, theories, and merely observe the fact that conflict distorts? When the mind sees that very clearly, through negation you put away all the factors that bring about conflict. Negation is the most positive action. To see something false and totally deny it is the most positive response. So it is through negation that the positive comes, not through the pursuit of the positive. Say for instance, one perceives the falseness of nationalities, the falseness of organized belief, religions, rituals and

a projection of what “God” is, which are all intellectual, superficial, fragmentary processes. To deny all that in oneself, not verbally but actually psychologically, brings freedom which is the most positive. . . . You see, we have lived so long in formulas, in concepts, and we act or not according to those. The formulas, concepts, condition our thinking, our living—I won’t use the words “condition our thinking”, because thinking is already conditioned—they condition our living. So can the mind, your mind, be free of all formulas? Do investigate as we are talking, please. To be aware of one’s formulas: that there is God, that there is no God, that this is right, this is wrong, I am this, I am not that. You know what we mean by formulas: forms created by thought in order to be secure, in order to function according to a certain pattern. To be aware of these formulas that one has, and just by observing, to find out why they exist. Trying to find the cause of these formulas is a waste of time, because if you are aware of these formulas you see the cause instantly. Obviously the formulas, the concepts, the theories, the philosophies, the various ideologies exist simply because that way the mind, the brain, feels safe, feels secure. Be aware of these formulas, and put aside all formulas. You try it, do it as we are discussing, talking about it, and you will see what happens to a mind. First, be aware of these formulas, concepts, and then actually see what the implications are and put them aside. The very seeing of that which is false is the denial of it. It is only a mind that is really free that can function easily, without any effort. We are talking not about theories but about a way of living which has deep significance; not a significance invented by the intellect, but significance in living itself. Unless one lays that foundation, one cannot go any further. One can go imaginatively, theoretically, fancifully, deceitfully, hypocritically because, after all, our actual daily living is rather tiresome, continued on page 2

ugly, violent, brutal, without much meaning. And in this futile existence we try to find a meaning, we try to find love, we try to find what we call God or reality, or whatever you like to call it. Not finding it there, our mind still caught in the trap of shallowness, in all its various forms of strife and struggle, we try to escape from all this through knowledge. Knowledge becomes extraordinarily important—not wisdom but knowledge, which means books, teachers, following, forming separate groups and so on. We think that by having more knowledge about ourselves we will be able to live a different kind of life. Do please see this. Knowledge implies accumulation; accumulation is the past. Obviously. And our life is directed, guided, shaped by the past. We cling to that because that is the safest way of living; at least we think it is. And freedom from the known, from knowledge, is the beginning of wisdom. Do go into it with me, and you will see it. The known is the ‘me’, my conflicts, my struggles, my unhappiness, my sense of guilt, sorrow, despair, success, pleasure and so on. All that I know of myself is the past. My God is the invention of my thought. Because my life is very changeable, I want something totally secure, something immutable, permanent; I want something everlasting. The everlasting is the ‘me’ identified with a word called God. That word has caused such mischief in the world. And to find out if there is something beyond all the measure of thought, beyond all the measure of one’s fears and imaginations and fancies, the mind must be completely free from knowledge. Knowledge is necessary when you function as a scientist, as a doctor, an engineer, a bureaucrat; for that you must have plenty of knowledge, otherwise you cannot function. We think acquiring knowledge about ourselves will enhance us, bring enlightenment. So what happens? We divide life into the past, the present and the future, and all the time the past is shaping our life, the past being the known. We are afraid to let go of the known because that is all we have; but to let it go completely means having a mind that is capable of learning and not accumulating. If you want to learn about what truth is, first you must know ‘what is’. Mustn’t you? Because the ‘what is’ is the most living thing. But if we translate ‘what is’ in terms of the past, then ‘what is’ becomes static, and then the mind cannot go

beyond ‘what is’. But in observing ‘what is’ without translating it in terms of the past, the mind can go beyond ‘what is’. I am greedy, that is a fact. One is greedy, envious, violent; those are facts. But we look at the fact, ‘what is’, with eyes that condemn, justify, give reasons why we should be violent, and so we see the impossibility of going beyond. Whereas if we looked at the violence which we have in us, the ‘what is’, without any condemnation, without any evaluation, then the possibility of going beyond it is there. Look, I realize I am violent, I hate, I am greedy, competitive, aggressive, easily slipping into anger. I realize that is a fact. Looking at it, I already have a formula, an idea that I must not be that because I want to live a peaceful life. God knows why, but I want to! So I have a concept that a different kind of life is possible; I have an ideal of non-violence. So what has the mind done? It has seen that it is violent and it has created a formula of non-violence, so it brings a contradiction within itself. And I fight with that contradiction. I move from violence to non-violence. Whereas if I have no formula at all but actually observe the fact of violence, I discover why I am violent. When I am not seeking the cause of it, it is there. We love aggression. There is great pleasure in being aggressive, dominating. Our social structure, culture is based on competitiveness. All that is based on the principle of pleasure. Now if I see all that, and I can only see it if I have no conceptual idea about violence, then the mind can go beyond it, can be utterly free of violence. Have I made it clear? Not verbally or intellectually, but do you actually see it, as you see the speaker sitting on the platform? As clearly as that. Do you see that you cannot go beyond ‘what is’ if you look at it with closed eyes? The eyes are closed when you have the desire to get rid of it, to overcome it, to suppress it, to achieve a different state—which are all the seeds of violence.
So one discovers for oneself, if one is at all serious and goes into it very deeply, that one can live without a formula. After all, love is without a formula, isn’t it? From J. Krishnamurti’s second public talk at Brockwood Park on 6th September 1970. Copyright © 1970/2008 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

Foundation Report
New Trustee
In the past year, KFT welcomed a new trustee: Rajesh Ranganathan.

I was born in India in 1971. My schooling included nine years in Krishnamurti schools – four years in The School (Chennai), two years in Rishi Valley, and three years at Brockwood. After Brockwood, I obtained undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Amherst College (US) and a PhD degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, US). For the last five years, I have been working in the research division of Novartis, a large Swiss pharmaceutical firm, where I am the Director of an internal office of Education. This role has allowed me to pursue my passion for both teaching and the discovery of new medicines. Presently, I live in a suburb of Boston, USA with my wife Lisa Pawley and our daughter Néa (7) and our son Myka (5). Looking back, the three years I spent at Brockwood Park School were the most formative of my life: I met my wife Lisa who was also a student at Brockwood at that time; I discovered my passion for biology through a chance interaction with a visitor; and I was able to undertake a personal journey of inquiry into K’s teachings. For the last two years, my work-related travels have brought me to England, which has led to a renewed and sustained association with Brockwood. I have had a chance to experience once again, albeit in small morsels and from a different perspective, the magic that is Brockwood – a quality that is hard to capture in writing but is probably obvious to any who have spent some period of time at Brockwood. The trustees of Brockwood often have to make difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions. As an alumnus trustee, I hope to strengthen the communication between the trustees and the Brockwood students and staff, so that all concerned have a better understanding of these decisions.


Grace Computers of Utah, USA, has donated very powerful, top quality digitizing equipment to KFT, designed not only to preserve the videos but also to allow easy access to the digitized material for converting to various formats for dissemination. The following chart attempts to illustrate our progress in the digitization of archive materials. The first column lists all materials in the KFT archives. There are, for example, 609 video tapes to be digitized; work has just started on these. In 2006 and 2007, 2623 photos were scanned. Staff digitize audio and video and finalverify transcriptions. Volunteers scan hard copy letters and perform the transcription and first verification of audio tapes. Now that all photos have been scanned, letters are being scanned into high resolution images, with K’s original handwritten manuscripts the priority. The database has been enhanced to allow input of magazine and newspaper articles relating to K. Archivists have been working with Mary Zimbalist with her diary to clarify the exact dates of Krishnamurti events and his whereabouts between 1964 and 1986.

DVD Subtitle Production
International Committees and others translating K’s work are now able to track their progress and quality by using a shared subtitling website. Teams of subtitlers can log in to subtitle and check their work and the work of others on their team. KFT initiated this project to allow Foundations to share information easily, avoid duplication of effort and supervise the subtitling work much more efficiently. It also affords an easy user interface for subtitlers to download the subtitling software and the English subtitles and then upload their translations. This improves the quality and efficiency, critical as there are 19 languages (and growing) on one DVD and there are more DVD series in development. If you are interested in joining one of the teams or starting a team in your language, please contact Francisco at video@brockwood.org.uk

An ‘International Menu’ for DVDs
Francisco Mazza, KFT DVD designer and developer, is coordinating the design of this menu (introductory screens) which offers information about all Foundations, all K Schools and all K retreat centres. This streamlined menu design will be the user interface for all DVDs produced by the Foundations. The menu allows the user to select from 18 language subtitles or dubbings and to view a slide show about Foundations, Retreat Centres and Schools and a Challenge of Change film excerpt introduction to Krishnamurti. We are happy to announce the release of Washington Talks as the first series with this format. Thanks to new technology, multiple talks will be placed on one DVD thus saving packaging materials and allowing the Foundation to offer the series at a lower price. This new design will be shared with the other Foundations.

Volunteer Program
Volunteers have logged 2143 hours from inception of this program in July 2006 to end of March 2008. Equivalent to over 14 full time months of work, volunteers have digitized audio tapes, scanned photos and manuscripts, cleared old financial records and manufactured DVDs. Some volunteers make day visits from nearby towns, others work from home and others stay in the Centre as Guest Helpers for one or two weeks, with their room and board provided in exchange for their work.

Progress of Digitizing Archive Material
Material Video Audio Photos Manuscripts Transcripts - Public - Education - Other Total Total Items Digitized 609 1633 2633 2700 2140 814 580 746 0 649 2633 2504 2094 814 569 711

Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

Digitized/ RemainRemain% Verified ing to % Digitized Verified ing to Verified to End Digitize Verify 2006 609 984 0 196 46 0 11 35 0% 41% 100% 93% 98% 100% 98% 95% 349 1383 0 931 675 40 216


1041 780 65 219

1099 34 515 529

49% 96% 11% 29%

242 1250 2354 91 84 4 3

58 0 150 19 21 21 0

The program furthers the work of the Foundation, provides a ‘scholarship’ for those seeking to study the work of Krishnamurti and has in several instances introduced the Guest Helper to the Krishnamurti Adult Centre. Inquiries are welcomed; please contact Amanda at info@brockwood.org.uk

New UK Information Centres Information Centres were recently established in five counties of the UK: York, Morayshire, Norwich, Bognor Regis and Devon. KFT advertises in the Bulletin and Newsletter for those interested in holding video showings in their area and offers start-up assistance with a gift of audio and video materials, a listing on the website and a mailing of their flyer to everyone in their area whose name is in the KFT contact database. 3

KFT currently is preparing for publication some time in 2009 a book of the 1977 meetings of Krishnamurti with trustees of all the Foundations. The discussions at these meetings reveal the passion with which Krishnamurti worked with the trustees. They discuss the future of the work, how trustees should meet often to work together, and the importance of the study centres. The book may not appeal to mainstream publishers, but will be of great interest to those now working in the Foundations, Schools and Centres, so we plan to self-publish if necessary. Krishnamurti’s works are in demand, particularly in Europe and Asia; Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Korean markets are developing very well. There are new publishers for books in Italian, Slovenian, Estonian, Spanish and Arabic. Over 22,000 copies of Freedom from the Known were sold in one year in Chinese (total worldwide over 106,000). Although books are still the most popular medium, publishers more and more appreciate electronic media, like CD-ROMs, DVDs and the Internet. DVDs bundled with books hold the most appeal for publishers and were promoted at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Some countries like France and Germany have established distribution channels for these book/DVD sets through book clubs or mail order companies. For example, French publisher Le Grand Livre du Mois will publish the book Facing a World in Crisis and accompany it with the DVD “Why Are We Fragmented?” An audio book of Freedom from the Known has been completed and will be distributed on the Internet. Adam Pallant, grandson of Mary Lutyens, has signed a film rights contract with Warner Brothers for use of the biography of Krishnamurti. Merchant Ivory, the production company, is currently working on the script. Evelyne Blau is acting as consultant and is in contact with the director and the producer. A new and exciting project which places the entire contents of the Ktext online, searchable and downloadable, is in development. This is a joint Foundations project which will guarantee the authenticity of the content and make Krishnamurti’s works accessible free on the Internet. In the past, Krishnamurti Foundation of America and Krishnamurti Foundation

Trust, the two copyright holders of Krishnamurti’s works, presented their publications separately to publishers and at book fairs. Now, representatives from either Foundation discuss and negotiate publication of all titles. In past months, we have attended book fairs in Capetown, London, Beijing, Guadalajara, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi.

What does Krishnamurti invite us to do?
An Article by KFT Trustee David Skitt, taken from The Newstatesman on-line. Krishnamurti is like someone revealing an endless vista of human consciousness, as though some kind of natural unfolding of awareness, of infinite learning, is what it means to be truly alive. But instead of being lured away from reality, from what is, by an enticing mirage of that, he invites me to see and understand where I am here and now. And that will mean not covering up, not copping out from what is experienced in everyday, ordinary life (not perhaps so easy if, as psychiatrist Anthony Clare once said, most of us are in denial of our inner world). Usually, after some dispute or when lonely or worried, for example, we seek escapes - the company of others, one’s mobile, TV, the Web, or looking for a new partner. Instead Krishnamurti suggests staying with such states, holding them, dwelling in them, observing them in the way already mentioned, without condemning or justifying. So one now has a different option with such ‘negative’ states: to explore them and see what that does. In a way this is like an all-embracing version of what psychologists recommend us to do with grief. We need to make room for disturbed energy to well up and dissolve, and for what caused it to reveal its roots and story. Without this venting, the disturbed energy will remain intact and repressed, able to flare up again in the future. And what gives extra interest and vitality to such self-monitoring is the sense of exploring human consciousness, rather than something that is exclusively personal. One can’t listen to Krishnamurti without looking at the role that thought plays in one’s life. What is misapplied, useless thought? And what is its rightful role? Also, a frequent proposal of his is to ask oneself, very seriously, a fundamental question and not answer it, but ‘plant it like a seed in the mind.’ This is how some of the great scientific

discoveries have been made, so why not do this to one’s own psyche? Perhaps the most crucial questions are: Am I aware of my self-image and the life-determining effects it has? Are self-images and the images made of others inevitably stunting, blinkered perceptions? Why have them at all, if one sees that they are? And what is intelligence? Is it, for example, understanding what love is? And does putting and exploring such questions in my life wake me up? It is possible to see what Krishnamurti is asking us to do as very simple: to make wider and deeper use of natural faculties of the mind. But he sees this not merely as a matter of useful enhancement, but as an urgent and deep need, something that life demands. Neglect of these faculties causes us confusion, distress and conflict. And before they can flourish one needs to be aware of and understand the reasons for this neglect. Does this all sound heavy going? Well, unravelling knots in one’s psyche through observation does, at least sometimes, have something of the fun of solving an equation or a tough riddle. Another question for checking whether something helpful happens is: are at least some of my problems no longer problems? But is this kind of inquiry only for a dedicated few? Here is Krishnamurti’s answer: ‘…let us not make this into an elitist understanding. Any person who pays attention, who wants to hear, who is passionate, not just casual about it, and who really says, “I must find the source
of life” will listen. He will listen—not to me — he will just listen. It’s in the air.’

New Booklet

This new booklet, Introducing J. Krishnamurti, has been sent to Committees, Information Centres and retreat centre guests. It has been translated into many languages and appears on various K-related websites. If you would like a free copy please contact: orders@kfoundation.org.uk


International Meeting of Trustees
Every year, the trustees of the four Krishnamurti Foundations based at Brockwood Park, Chennai, Madrid and Ojai meet as one Foundation to discuss their work.

thousands of photographs and other historical documents. Both programs involve a high level of organization and planning of technical detail. Two public events arranged by KFI generated special interest. The press were invited to the announcement by KFI’s Mr K Krishnamurthy of publication by KFI, for distribution in India, of Facing A World in Crisis. It had been prepared by Krishnamurti Foundation Trust and was first published for KFT by Shambhala Publications. The other event, as part of KFI’s Centre for Continuing Dialogue program, presented talks by KFT trustees Mary Cadogan and David Skitt to an outdoor
gathering of about 400 people. Both events were enthusiastically received by the press, the public and the trustees.

Books for Prisons Program
The Krishnamurti Centre of Montreal completed the first part of their Books for Prisons program. Copies of Beyond Violence were picked up by the Correctional Services of Quebec, along with extra copies of K books in French the Centre had in their library. The Centre reports that the prisons ‘were quite pleased to have the donations.’ The Centre is preparing to contact other penitentiaries in Canadian provinces to see if they are interested. If any other committee wishes to give books to prisons, we will be happy to send them a number of free copies of Beyond Violence for them to donate. Please contact us at orders@kfoundation.org.uk.

Paloma Salvador and Gisele Balleys

The Ending of Time
A new release from the Foundation is a double MP3 CD set of the original Ending of Time recordings.

The site of the meetings moves in turn between the four centres. In January this year, the meetings were hosted by Krishnamurti Foundation India at Vasanta Vihar in Chennai, with about thirty trustees attending to renew friendships and discuss the many responsibilities that their work entails.

The Art Barn, Brockwood Park School

School DVD
Last year, KFT developed a DVD to promote Brockwood Park School. On it are three films of varying lengths, appropriate for a variety of settings. Information Centres and Committees use it to promote the School. It is sent at no charge to anyone who requests it and is included when the School Prospectus is sent to prospective students. Please contact orders@kfoundation.org.uk if you would like a free copy.

Mary Cadogan and Paloma Salvador

The main themes of the meetings related to the eight Krishnamurti Schools in three countries, the work of the three archives and three study centres at Ojai, Chennai and Brockwood Park, and the extensive activities in publishing of all four Foundations. Particular discussions this year centred on the joint programs to make all of Krishnamurti’s works freely available on the Internet and to digitize the contents of the various media in the archives—the audio and video tapes, books, manuscripts and letters, and

We are now able to offer the complete series of 15 audio recordings of discussions between Krishnamurti and David Bohm, 13 of which were edited to produce the book The Ending of Time. (The other two were published as part of The Limits of Thought.) The new release, in MP3 compact disc format, contains the entire 19 hour collection on two CDs. These digitized discs cannot be played on standard CD players, but require one that is MP3 compatible. They can be played on most computers or through many DVD players using your television speakers. You can order this MP3 for £15 from our online shop at www.kfoundation.org.uk or by telephoning us at 44 (0) 1962 793824.

Scholarship Matching Fund
Those wishing to donate to Brockwood Park School’s scholarship fund can double their contribution by stating that it is to be part of the AG Educational Trust Matching Fund for Brockwood Park student scholarships. AGET will match donations that are so designated up to £10,000 annually. Make cheques payable to Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, and indicate that the payment is intended to be part of the AGET Matching Fund. Thank you.


The Complete Teachings of Krishnamurti and the Internet
In 2002, the Krishnamurti Foundation of America and the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, the joint copyright holders of K’s works, set up an Editorial Board to carry out the major project of assembling and publishing what, after much discussion, came to be called ‘The Complete Teachings.’ The first hurdle to cross was, ‘When should it start?’ As many of us know, the CD-ROM starts with the year 1933, but it seemed good to look again at that decision to see if it was also right for the Complete Teachings project. This gave rise to a great deal of debate. Should the pre-1933 works be included? And if not, why not? The arguments for and against inclusion were thoroughly researched and the evidence for Krishnamurti’s own view was carefully collected and examined. Finally, it became clear that K himself had endorsed several times explicitly and, in the case of the CD-ROM at least implicitly, the year of 1933. (Though not a conclusive argument in itself, it is perhaps telling that K never used from 1933 onwards the word self in a positive sense whereas he did do so in previous years.) With regard to pre-1933 works, K named some that he did not want republished and also stated that there was other material in the early years that he would not wish published without reviewing it. In the light of K’s views as the author, the Foundations therefore decided that what were known as the pre-1933 ‘early works’ would not form part of the CT project, but would of course be preserved in the archives where they would be available to the public on request, with an explanation of their status. At the same time it was felt that some certainly had the value of ‘teachings’ but that for the Foundations to attempt a rigid demarcation of this would not only present major difficulties but also imply an ‘institutional authority’ that the Foundations have no wish to claim. The trustees of the Foundations therefore considered that the decision to include in the CT project only material unreservedly approved by K himself was the most reasonable way of fulfilling the role of ‘preserving the integrity of the teachings’ that K had given them. For the record, some of the ‘early works’ are already out of copyright and of course all of them and all the post-1933 works will be so in due course (and perhaps more rapidly under the impetus of the Internet than the present statutory limits allow). But this of course is irrelevant to the Foundations’ clear responsibility to give guidance on the status of the early works in the vast sweep of K’s teaching. To give an idea of how vast that is, it has been estimated that the post-1933 material alone amounts to 400 average-sized books (some 70 have been published). All of this requires checking of transcripts and the necessary editing. A lot of this work has been done in the last few years, but the task is enormous. It took over 70 years to produce the first Oxford English Dictionary. We hope to be quicker, and have started well, but will need a steady supply of
qualified people—and of course funding! David Skitt

is his entire existence. This content is common to all humanity. The individuality is the name, the form and superficial culture he acquires from tradition and environment. The uniqueness of man does not lie in the superficial but in complete freedom from the content of his consciousness, which is common to all mankind. So he is not an individual. Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not choice. It is man’s pretence that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. Thought is time. Thought is born of experience and knowledge, which are inseparable from time and the past. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past. Thought is ever-limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution. When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and the thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind. Total negation is the essence of the positive. When there is negation of all those things that thought has brought about psychologically, only then is there love, which is compassion and intelligence. Krishnamurti first wrote a statement of the core of the teaching in October 1981 for Mary Lutyens, at her request. She included it in her book The Years of Fulfilment, the second volume of her biography of Krishnamurti. On re-reading the statement in 1983, Krishnamurti made changes which are included above. This is the complete and final statement. Copyright © 2002 Krishnamurti Foundation Trust

The Core of the Teaching
by J. Krishnamurti

The core of Krishnamurti’s teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said: ‘Truth is a pathless land’. Man cannot come to it through any organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection. Man has built in himself images as a fence of security—religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these images dominates man’s thinking, his relationships and his daily life. These images are the causes of our problems for they divide man from man. His perception of life is shaped by the concepts already established in his mind. The content of his consciousness

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Teachers Needed at CFL in India
The Centre for Learning, CFL, requires teachers for the coming academic year. In fact, the school is always happy to hear from people who are interested in inquiry based education - an education concerned with the totality of life. CFL was started in 1990 by a small group of teachers who worked at the Valley School, Bangalore - one of the schools of the Krishnamurti Foundation of India. CFL teachers are inspired by J Krishnamurti’s educational work. The school has grown, but it is intended to keep it as a small, family-like place. It has a wonderful campus 40 km west of Bangalore. Various arrangements are possible for staff. More details can be found on CFL’s website http://cfl.in

Annual Gathering in Switzerland Exploration of the Work of J Krishnamurti
The 2008 annual gathering will be held from 2nd August (Saturday) arrival day to 16th August (Friday) departure day. The location is Mürren above Lauterbrunnen near Interlaken, Switzerland, reachable by cable car only, at an altitude of 1650 metres. Once again, Sport Chalet in Mürren has been chosen to house the gathering. Last year, in spite of a challenging journey (train and cable car) nobody got lost and we were astounded by the majesty of the mountains and charmed by the silence in the village in the evening. This year, a dynamic program including listening to videos of Krishnamurti and participation in dialogue groups and panels is planned. Everyone will be encouraged to get a taste of listening, speaking, exploring and learning together. From 2nd to 9th August Is Individuality a Reality or an Illusion? and from 9th to 16th August Are we Driven by the Pursuit of Pleasure and the Idea of Happiness?

The Children’s Program in Switzerland There will be a one week Program for Parents and Children from 26th July to 2nd August at Chalet Alpenblick near Gstaad. This program gives parents an opportunity to live together with children and explore some aspects of education. Also offered is a one week Mountain Retreat for Young People from 17th to 24th August at Bourg-St-Pierre - Valais (near Grand Saint - Bernard Pass). This is a special program for people ages 20 to 35. Various activities will be offered such as videos of Krishnamurti, discussions and hikes. For Information on all programs, rates and travel information, please contact: Gisèle Balleys, 7A, ch. Floraire, 1225 Chêne-Bourg, Geneva, Switzerland Telephone: +41 (0) 22 349 6674 or +41 (0) 27 787 13 35 Email: giseleballeys@hotmail.com

Theme Weekends and Study Retreats 2008 at the Krishnamurti Centre

Summer Work Party

The Krishnamurti Centre

May 16-18: May 31: June 14: July 11-16: August 30: Sept 26-28: October 4: Oct 17-19: Nov 7-11: Nov 21-26:

Open Dialogue An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings The Search for God An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings Competition An introduction to Krishnamurti’s teachings Humility and Honesty Qu’est-ce que la mort? (TWE in French) Images of oneself and of others in relationships

• Hikes will be organized twice weekly. • Special attention will be given to the body through yoga, qigong and other exercises. • In the evenings, there will be time for either specific videos or activities offered by participants. • Breakfast and evening meals will be vegetarian. The organisers suggest this time of relaxation and beauty will offer an opportunity for intense observation and interesting exploration.

The South Lawn at Brockwood Park School

Every summer we invite people interested in what we do at Brockwood to visit and help out for ten days in return for meals, accommodation and as much dialogue as you can handle. You can choose to work in the grounds or vegetable garden, or give us the benefit of your maintenance skills. This year the dates are from the 5th to 15th of July. For further information, please contact Yannick: facilities@brockwood.org.uk

4th International Krishnamurti Gathering in the French Pyrenees
For information about visiting us in June 2008 at Open Door, please visit: www.krishnamurti-gathering. blogspot.com
French Pyrenees

For information and bookings, please contact the Krishnamurti Centre at Brockwood Park: Email: info@krishnamurticentre.org.uk Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 771748

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Job Opportunities
Working at Brockwood as a resident staff member requires that you have a serious interest in Krishnamurti’s teaching and a commitment to working with others in a spirit of inquiry and co-operation. Regardless of function, all resident staff members receive the same monthly salary of about £550 plus food and accommodation.

Brockwood Park School
seeks qualified and experienced: Secondary Teachers of English, Math, ESL, Environmental Science, Art, French, Business Studies, History, Geography. However, whatever the subjects may be that you can offer, please contact us. Vegetarian Chef to cook for 100 people daily with a team of 5 staff. Duties will include preparing the main noon meal, supervising preparation of breakfast and supper, placing all orders with suppliers, staff training, menu planning, and general upkeep of the kitchen. Gardener to help with the upkeep and planning of 37 acres of grounds and a one-acre walled garden.

Krishnamurti Foundation Trust
seeks a Publications Coordinator and a Bookshop Manager as soon as possible, to live and work at Brockwood Park. Both require good English language usage, general office skills and the ability to work accurately and easily with figures, contracts and computers. It is highly desirable that the Publications Coordinator have knowledge of the publishing industry, including its online aspects. The successful candidate will be resident in the European Union or be otherwise free to work within the UK. You may wish to check www.kfoundation. org and its links to learn more about Brockwood Park and the Foundation. Please include, along with your CV, a covering letter stating your interest and why you wish to live and work at Brockwood Park. For further details, please contact Donna Broughton, Administrator Telephone +44 (0) 1962 793 827 Email: donna@brockwood.org.uk www.kfoundation.org

Inwoods Small School
seeks a Primary Teacher with experience teaching children between the ages of 4 and 11 years who is willing to live and work with a small team of four teachers to provide an excellent educational and caring environment for children, to start September 2008. Inwoods has existed for 11 years and is currently at full capacity with 27 children. It is located on two acres of beautiful grounds surrounded by woods and is a ten minute walk from Brockwood Park School. For further details, please contact Mary-Ann: inwoods.school@gmail.com

For further details, please contact Adrian Sydenham, Director Telephone +44 (0) 1962 771 744 Email: admin@brockwood.org.uk www.brockwood.org.uk

Ducklings in the Krishnamurti Centre courtyard

A Note about Legacies
Legacies provide critically-needed funds for continuing holistic education and preserving Krishnamurti’s work and making it available. They can also provide a significant tax relief to the donor. You may register your bequest with your lawyer who in turn will contact us. If you have a question, Clive Gray, KFT Company Secretary, welcomes your inquiry at +44 (0) 1962 793 820 or clive.gray@brockwood.org.uk

Contacting Us
•To order CDs, DVDs and books, please use the online bookshop at www.kfoundation.org.uk •To offer suggestions about the Foundation, contact Donna at kft@brockwood.org.uk •For anything to do with publications, contact Donna at kft@brockwood.org.uk •To make a donation, call or write the Foundation or go to www. kfoundation.org and click on ‘Giving.’ •To refer a prospective student or staff member to the school, contact Valerie at admin@brockwood.org.uk •For anything to do with the archive, e.g., to donate letters, pictures or books, contact Duncan at archive@brockwood.org.uk •To reserve accommodation at The Krishnamurti Centre, contact info@krishnamurticentre.org.uk

Banking Details for Krishnamurti Foundation Trust
Direct transfers may be made to National Westminster Bank, 5 East Street, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9XA, UK. Sort Code: 51-61-09 Account No: 04128966 for Krishnamurti Foundation Trust. For non UK transfers: IBAN No: NWBK 51610904128966 and BIC: NW BK GB 2L Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Brockwood Park Bramdean, Hampshire SO24 0LQ England Telephone: +44 (0)1962 771525 Fax: +44 (0)1962 771159 Email: info@brockwood.org.uk Website: www.kfoundation.org Registered Charity No: 312865

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