‘In the state of understanding, there is no barrier between the fact and yourself. When you understand something, your whole attention is given to it.’
This week’s episode on Understanding has six sections.
The first extract (2:50) is from Krishnamurti’s fourth talk in Madras 1964, titled ‘In what sense are we using the word ‘understand’?’
The second extract (8:24) is from the first talk in Saanen 1962, titled ‘Will mental exploration bring about understanding?’
The third extract (16:06) is from the first question and answer meeting at Brockwood Park in 1985 titled, ‘Does asking for guidance prevent understanding?’
The fourth extract (30:10) is from Krishnamurti’s fourth talk in Ojai 1981, titled ‘Understanding brings its own discipline.’
The fifth extract (45:42) is from the third talk in Paris 1965, titled ‘Is understanding a matter of time?’
The final extract in this episode (58:35) is from the fourth talk at Brockwood Park in 1971, titled ‘Meditation can only begin with the total understanding of oneself’.
Season three of the Krishnamurti podcast continues with the format of extracts carefully chosen from the philosopher’s talks. Each weekly episode focuses on a theme explored by Krishnamurti and the aim is to represent his different approaches to these universal topics.
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