Extracts - 1 January 1997
Extraordinary things have been done in the name of religion. There have been wars for which religions are responsible; people have been tortured, burned, destroyed; for belief was more important than truth, dogma more vital than direct perception.
God isn’t something that man has invented, or created out of his image and longing and failure, but when the mind itself becomes sacred then it opens the door to something that is immeasurably sacred. That is religion. And that affects the daily living – the way I talk, the way I treat people, the conduct, behaviour, all that.
Beyond Myth and Tradition is a twelve-part series made by the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Each programme focuses on a particular aspect of life and presents relevant excerpts from Krishnamurti's Talks and Discussions filmed at different times around the world. Produced and Directed by Evelyn Blau and Michael Mendizza (The Challenge of Change), this series offers a very good introduction to Krishnamurti's teachings, whilst also conveying their scope, depth and relevancy in today's world.
Series title: Beyond myth & tradition
Video Duration: 29 minutes
Subtitles: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Vietnamese