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They are all copyrighted, but I included four of the work-texts here
 to give as many people as possible a chance to meet
what may very well be one of the greatest thinkers of this century
 Jiddu Krishnamurti..
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 if you want to know more about the man and/or his works... 
(Francis d.h. dONAR)

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Rishi Valley Study Center Working Papers

REGISTER OF TOPICS

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1. On Interpretation After going to the primary sources, those who remain genuinely confused about some aspects of Krishnamurti's teachings and who seek further clarification, may have to come to terms with Krishnamurti's own sustained polemic "against interpretation". For such persons, interpretation itself becomes a critical topic. This working paper surveys Krishnamurti's position and lays the groundwork for further study of this central theme.(June 1995)

2. On Analysis Krishnamurti was a devastating critic of analysis; but he was also a master practitioner of the art. Many examples of powerful analyses can be found in his talks. Noting the difference between the analytic process and the analysis which results from that process, we explore the role of "Analysis Without The Analyzer" in his discourse. (February 1996)

3. On Nationalism At three great junctures in his long lifetime Krishnamurti responded to internationalist and anticolonial movements by warning against what he saw as an underlying "disease" of nationalism. His statements were especially sharp and bold in the wake of Indian Independence. This paper documents Krishnamurti's evaluation and diagnosis of the nationalistic spirit in several of its manifestations. (January 1997)

4. On Theosophy Krishnamurti was a revolutionary teacher, and Theosophy provided him with the initial backdrop for his revolution -- which came to encompass many forms of organized religion, practices of meditation, modes of thought and approaches to life. While discussing organized religion in general at a high level of abstraction, he provided a very considerable amount of concrete detail in his institutional analysis of the Theosophical movement in which he grew up. For this reason it seems appropriate to include in our series a survey of his critical examination of Theosophy. (May 1995)

5. On The Flight From Disturbance Krishnamurti noted that many people, having suffered in their lives, seek comfort in religion. Throughout his public talks he roundly criticised the search for comfort as a destructive and "dangerous" tendency. In this paper we have collected passages that show Krishnamurti in action, analysing the causes and destructive consequences of the flight from disturbance, and warning against the corrosive effects and dangers of "disengagement" from life. (July 1997)

6. On Human Goodness and the Aims of Education In calling for human beings to "change", Krishnamurti sketched out a positive vision of life in a "good society" made up of "good human beings". This study documents that vision and the role Krishnamurti saw for education in bringing about the good human beings who would participate in creating a new society. (February 1998)

7. On Responsibility While rejecting "bourgeois morality", Krishnamurti offered a reconstructed notion of responsibility that was lighter in its inward aspect but very far-reaching in extent. This paper surveys many concerns about the self- relationships, nature and society which he called upon human beings to attend to and care for in action. (April 1998)

8. On Nuclear Armaments This study reviews Krishnamurti's response to nuclear weapons, the arms race, and the notion of defensive weapons, all of which he addressed in the course of his critique of nationalism, religion and organised violence. He insisted that these were issues on which "we have to take a stand". Materials collected here may serve to initiate reflection on the questions of nuclear proliferation and the call for general disarmament. (June 1998)

9. Krishnamurti’s Moral Passion It is only natural that a revolutionary thinker who was devoted to radically "changing the world" would be grounded in firm convictions and a strong moral passion. In this study we explore the specific content of Krishnamurti's moral passion. To this end we survey the large, rich and colourful vocabulary he deployed to alert people to the dangers he saw in their everyday attitudes and practices. (August 1998)

10. On Dimensions of the Moral Life Besides addressing particular moral issues, Krishnamurti criticized the institution of morality in general. This study provides an overview of his critique of "social morality" and also examines his call for a "new morality" designed to serve human needs in a more authentic and natural way. (September 1998)

 

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