Extracts - 1 January 1997
The source of violence is the ‘me’, the ego, the self, which expresses itself in so many ways – division, in trying to be or become somebody – which divides itself as the ‘me’ and the ‘not me’, as the unconscious and the conscious, the ‘me’ that identifies with the family or not with the family, with the community or not with the community…
Every form of escape, distraction, movement away, sustains violence. If one realizes this, then the mind is confronted with ‘what is’ and nothing else.
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