In the last two decades of his life, Krishnamurti engaged in several discussions with scientists, Buddhist scholars, philosophers, artists and a Jesuit priest. This volume contains his conversations with Renée Weber, David Bohm, Eugene Schallert, Jonas Salk, Walpola Rahula, Bernard Levin, Huston Smith, Iris Murdoch, and Pupul Jayakar. These offer a profound insight into his philosophy of life.
In his Foreword to the book, editor David Skitt says: ‘For the first time reader, the range and vocabulary of these conversations may seem daunting. Is this philosophy, psychology, or religion? Or all three? Krishnamurti himself did not like giving a name to what he talked about. His agency was very open minded, always totally free to cover any aspect of the human condition. For Krishnamurti a religious view of life is inseparable from exploring whether we mistakenly apply the biological model of evolution to the psychological sphere; and whether the computer is an accurate simulation of the human brain. For him, these are not incidental but crucial issues that determine the quality of our lives, not just topics of intellectual interest.’
Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation India
Current publication: 2019
Pages count: 253
First published: 1996