A Religious Life Is a Life in Which the Self Is Not
- Seven Conversations with Alain Naudé, Malibu, California, 1971-1972
- Narrated by: Jiddu Krishnamurti
- Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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1. The Circus of Man’s Struggle—27th March 1971
- Why do we divide the world, the human being and the divine?
- When I realise that my consciousness is the consciousness of the world, and the consciousness of the world is me, whatever change takes place in me affects the whole of consciousness.
2. On Good and Evil—28th March 1971
- Q: Do good and evil really exist or are they simply conditioned points of view?
- Goodness is total order, not only outwardly but inwardly especially.
- Is virtue the outcome of planning?
3. Is There a Permanent Ego?—24th January 1972
- Is there a permanent ‘me’?
- Unless I am free from the vulgar, I will continue representing the whole vulgarity of man.
4. Masters and Hierarchy—25th January 1972
- Q: One finds in various teachings the idea of masters, conscious entities who work for the good of mankind. Is there a reservoir of wisdom? Do such entities exist, or does man want to have myths?
5. Stepping out Of the Stream of the Self—26th January 1972
- Is there in me a place where there is no corruption, where there is real, absolute peace, order?
- The stream of vulgarity has its source in the self, ‘the me’, the ego.
6. A Mind that Is Not Empty Can Never Find Truth—27th January 1972
Duration: 77 minutes
- Q: Are the various scriptures of India and the Middle East similar to or in contradiction to your teaching?
- Can thought end right through one’s consciousness? Must thought not end for something new to be observed?
- How does the mind look at itself? Does it look as an observer different from the observed, or without the observer and therefore there is only the observed?
- Can consciousness empty itself of its content?
- What has happened to the mind that has discarded the weight of becoming, of tradition, myth, gurus and authority?
7. Religion and Meditation—28th January 1972
- Q: Is there any connection between the supernatural and religion?
- Is a religious life to lead a good life?
- A religious life is a life in which the self is not.