This entry serves as the first in a series of audio explorations where I lend my voice to the writings of authors, philosophers and thinkers that have influenced me.
It began as an attempt to find ways to remind myself of the poinency of others message. We’ve all resonated with the way someone can use language and bring our spirit to a crescendo. I would sit in my studio and commit their word a recording. Anytime I needed a reminder I would play it and immediately be brought back to that state of being. After 10 years I bring this to you.
Truth is a pathless land...
Jiddu Krishnamurti – Episode 001
Jiddu Krishnamurti is one of the most impactful minds of the 20th century. His influence has reach some of the most celebrated thinkers and practitioners of his time. Bruce Lee, Joseph Campbell, BKS Iyengar are a few who loved and honored his contribution to philosophy.
I’ve been fascinated with his work for some time. The way he spoke projected a command of the concepts he presented. I knew many times early on that I didn’t possess the conceptual frameworks to readily process what he was presenting. For example in an interview with Dr. Alan Anderson he asked simply, “Is it possible for mankind to transform independent of time and knowledge?” Hmmm? What? Needless to say that this sent me down the rabbit hole of introspection.
I knew early on that if I could make it through one of his interviews without my brain freezing up then I had grown in my level of understanding.
In the selected audio, Jiddu Krishnamurti was giving a speak to the Theosophical Society. As their spiritual leader he chose to dissolve the organization. In this famous speech he presented the notion that “truth is a pathless land.”