IJLLL 2016 Vol.2(3): 132-135 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2016.2.3.82

Remembering J. Krishnamurti in the Age of Conflict and Disintegration

Arti Nirmal
Abstract—The views of Jiddu Krishnamurti become highly pertinent in the present age of conflict, chaos and crisis. He observes that our tendency to remain conditioned to ‘things known’ is the primary cause of every conflict. Hence, ‘freedom from the known’ is a pre-requisite to avoid conflict and thereby achieve peace. He offers an anti-foundational approach to the entire process of perceiving this world because ‘we are the world’. In his philosophy we notice an emphasis on the ‘right kind of education’ which can be an effective means to resolve conflicts around us. This paper is an attempt to understand the causes of conflict and disintegration in the present age with reference to the philosophy of J. Krishnamurti and also seek measures to resolve it.

Index Terms—Choiceless awareness, inward transformation, right education, total awareness.

Arti Nirmal is with Banaras Hindu University, India (e-mail: artinirmalbhu@gmail.com).

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Cite:Arti Nirmal, "Remembering J. Krishnamurti in the Age of Conflict and Disintegration," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 132-135, 2016.

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