By Jiddu Krishnamurti
This identify features a sequence of eight lectures, given in Ojai, California in 1955, from one of many twentieth century's maximum philosophers and lecturers. Krishnamurti confronts the common greedy and harassed brain which lies on the root of all violence and agony. although provided over fifty years in the past, the guidelines in those talks are clean, proper and supply a permanent message for at the present time as Krishnamurti discusses an international within which booming productiveness and clinical development should still promise a contented destiny, yet don't.He issues additionally to the continuing escalation of conflict, festival, envy and territoriality regardless of profits in schooling, non secular ecumenism and the applied sciences of self-improvement. He asks his listeners to contemplate that each one obvious growth is just one other phantasm. of their brilliantly transparent essays, his concentration is singular, without glib solutions to everlasting questions. To learn this publication is to enterprise into the unexplored assumptions that govern our lives. The workings of the brain are so basic and seen in J Krishnamurti's causes, but so drastically not easy to confront. Like different vintage texts, equivalent to non secular scriptures, the phrases ring actual. the problems addressed contain: the character of violence; the matter of switch; the conditioning of the brain; easy methods to in achieving "peace"; the character of worship and religious perform; and the way to actually hear.
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Gen 49:10: "the scepter will not depart from Judah," ;לא יסור שבט מיהודהCD VIII,4 [=XIX, 17] :)לא סרו סדרך. However, the use of סור+ object (without preposition) is attested elsewhere in CD (1,13; the same syntax as proposed here for VIII,3: דרך-סר, construct state of the masculine plural qal participle + object, "those who depart from the way"; cf. also CD 11,6; 1QS X,21 ) and in the OT (participial form: Prov 11:22; possibly Jer 2:21 [though some take סוריthere as a noun]; cf. also participle with suffix in Jer 17:13 [Qere]; in finite form: Job 33:17 [but this may be a scribal error]).
More likely, however, the author wants to include the teachers of the people whom he regards as false teachers (=the false prophets in Ezekiel) along with the people in his condemnation. 63 His redactional work is further evident in the words, "so that God's wrath has been kindled against his entire congregation" in 63 In agreement with Knibb, The Qumran Community, 68. " The connection between the "builders of the wall" and the "kindling of God's wrath" in VIII, 18b, a verse that appears to be a truncation of Vin, 12-13, is also to be judged redactional.
52 Against Murphy-O'Connor, however, stand two points. , false prophets) and as they almost surely do here also, then the critique is not against the rulers of Judah but against false teachers. Second, it is not clear that the author has actually obscured the distinction between the builders and the plasterers. There is no indication that the author considers them the same group. He simply mentions them together. That undercuts Murphy-O'Connor's attempt to prove that the "rulers of Judah" are accused here of both originating and sanctioning erroneous ideas.
As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning by Jiddu Krishnamurti