Krishnamurti Krishnamurti Ireland Commitee

Krishnamurti Ireland Commitee

The Krishnamurti Ireland Committee [KIC] are people from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland interested in the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. The committee is non-sectarian, non-hierarchical and open to anyone within the island of Ireland concerned with the essential questions that Krishnamurti raises.

One of the principle aims of the KIC is to independently and open-mindedly disseminate Krishnamurti Books, DVDs and information making them available in as non-interpretative a manner as possible. It is crucial at the outset to say that the information on Krishnamurti is provided without any individual or any group assuming or taking on any kind of authority or leadership role. The KIC feels it is essential that Krishnamurti’s original teachings are made available as widely as possible throughout Ireland without any distortion, interpretation or any kind of intermediate explanation. There are many people throughout the country who are unaware of Jiddu Krishnamurti and it is seen as vital that they approach the teachings from their own questioning. In the spirtit of such questioning the core of the teaching written by Krishnamurti in 1980 is featured to emphasise the underpinning of such enquiry.

While the KIC needs to operate certain working frameworks these are simply functional and not concerned with propaganda of any kind or with establishing any kind of club, elite group or platform for anyone to take personal advantage of. The Committee is recognised and supported by the Krishnamurti Foundation Trust at Brockwood Park.

There are a number of regular ongoing activities that the KIC are involved in throughout the country these are outlined in Events. If you would like to be involved with helping or supporting these events we would welcome the contact, please get in touch.

The Core Of The Teachings

The core of Krishnamurti's teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said "Truth is a pathless land". Man cannot come to it through any organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation, and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.

Man has built in himself images as a sense of security - religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these dominates man’s thinking, relationships, and daily life. These are the causes of our problems, for they divide man from man in every relationship. His perception of life is shaped by the concepts already established in his mind. The content of his consciousness is this consciousness. This content is common to all humanity. The individuality is the name, the form, and superficial culture he acquires from his environment. The uniqueness of the individual does not lie in the superficial but in the total freedom from the content of consciousness.

Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not choice. It is man’s pretence that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man, bur lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence.

Thought is time. Thought is born of experience, of knowledge, which are inseparable from time. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past.

When man becomes aware of the movement of his own consciousness he will see the division between the thinker and the thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical change in the mind.

Total negation is the essence of the positive. When there is negation of all those things which are not love - desire, pleasure - then love is, with its compassion and intelligence.

London, October 21, 1980 - Copyright Krishnamurti Foundation Trust