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Core of Jiddu Krishnamurti Teachings
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 organization, 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 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 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.