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Krishnamurti on Attention and Inattention

February 16, 2022

‘Is there a sustained attention? Of course not. So, it is important to understand why there is inattention.’

This week’s episode on Attention and Inattention has five sections.

The first extract (2:41) is from the first question and answer meeting in Bombay 1985, titled ‘Why aren’t we capable of sustaining attention?’

The second extract (13:53) is from Krishnamurti’s first talk at Rajghat in 1967, titled ‘What takes place when you give complete attention?’

The third extract (27:08) is from the fourth talk in Bombay 1979, titled ‘Awareness of inattention is attention’.

The fourth extract (35:34) is from Krishnamurti’s fourth talk in New Delhi 1966, titled ‘Extraordinary attention’.

The final extract in this episode (41:59) is from a direct recording by Krishnamurti in Ojai 1983, titled ‘Awareness, attention and insight’. This is an exclusive to the podcast and has not been heard before outside of the archives.

Season three of the Krishnamurti podcast continues with the format of carefully chosen extracts from the philosopher’s talks. Each weekly episode focusses on a theme explored by Krishnamurti and the aim is to represent his different approaches to these universal topics.

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