J. Krishnamurti Discover the Immeasurable

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Discover the Immeasureable contains a series of six lectures given by J. Krishnamurti in the fall of 1956. It includes the original questions from his listeners, together with his insightful and practical answers. These lectures, as all of the great philosopher's work, are based on the need for radical change in understanding our own minds. The title of this series stems from a primary question: "Can you and I discover something that is immeasurable?” With the term "immeasurable,” Krishnamurti is urging us to explore "what is beyond the beliefs and theories, beyond the sentimental hopes and intellectual assertions [and] mere projections of the mind” that determine our lives. Instead of being seduced by such illusions, he calls us to passionate action in experiencing life directly, since "only direct experience has validity.” To directly experience what is immeasurable will have an extraordinary significance in our lives, even to the point of realizing what is God, or what is truth. A steep price-in terms of fierce dedication to work on self-is paid for such direct experience, however. As Krishnamurti says: "To understand the immeasurable, which is to enter into a different world altogether, we must understand this world-the world of ambition, greed, envy, hatred, the world of separation, fear and lust.” This willingness to face what is, in ourselves and in the world at large, is a rare commodity in a culture that wants pleasant and immediate resolution to hard issues. The practice of knowing oneself is not an esoteric one, the author asserts. In fact, quite the opposite. What we discover, with focused attention, is that truth is revealed in every relationship and at every moment-"when you are entering the bus, getting a taxi or talking to someone.” He advocates the practice of meditation not as some otherworldly transport, but as the method for initiating self-knowledge. Through meditation the mind becomes stilled, without demands. In this state, he speculates, "that which is not measurable comes into being.” Krishnamurti addresses important questions in these lectures including: Is it possible to experience something entirely new, beyond the fabrications of the mind? Can there be an action that is not self-centered? Why do we have ideals? These assertions, questions and issues are as relevant today as they were almost sixty years ago.

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J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti (1895-1986) was born in India. At age 14, leading Theosophists declared him a World Teacher and accepted Krishnamurti head of a worldwide Order. Yet in 1929 after years of self-questioning, at the age of 34, he dissolved the Order, repudiated its claims and returned all assets given to him. For nearly 60 years, Krishnamurti tirelessly traveled the world lecturing on the need to know the mind, earning the respect of countless people. Dozens of books document his talks both in the US and in Europe.

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Our minds have been conditioned from childhood to think in a certain way; we are educated, brought up in a fixed pattern of thought. We are tradition bound. We have special values, certain opinions, and unquestioned beliefs, and according to this pattern we live-or at least we try to live. And I think there lies the calamity. Because, life is in constant movement, is it not? It is a living thing, with extraordinary changes; it is never the same. And our problems also are never the same, they are ever changing. But we approach life with a mind that is fixed, opinionated; we have definite ideas and predetermined evaluations. For most of us, life becomes a series of complex and apparently insoluble problems, and invariably we turn to someone else to guide us, to help us, to show us the right path. Is it possible for you who are listening to me to experience that which is immeasurable? Just to say yes or no would be an absurdity. All that we can do is to find out if the mind is capable of experiencing something which is not a projection of its own demands. Which means, really, can you, the individual, free yourself from all your conditioning? Can you cease completely to be the Christian who believes, who has certain formulas, certain ideals? After all, each one is brought up in a particular tradition, and his God is the God of that tradition. Surely, that is not reality; it is merely a repetition of what he has been told. To find out if there is a reality, one must free oneself from the tradition in which one has been brought up-and that is an extraordinarily difficult thing to do. But only then is it possible to go beyond the mere measure of the mind and experience something which is immeasurable. If we do not experience that, life is very empty, trivial, lonely, without much meaning. To understand the process of thinking requires not acceptance or denial but intense inquiry. When the mind understands the whole process of itself, there is then a fundamental revolution, a radical change, which is not brought about through conscious effort. It is an effortless state, out of which comes a total transformation.

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