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The Real Revolution | 2: Observing Ourselves
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These eight programs were produced and broadcast in America by the National Educational Television Network. They represent the earliest sound films of Krishnamurti speaking to audiences – it was the first time that he had allowed his talks and discussion groups to be filmed. The principle settings are the Oak Grove in Ojai, California, and the Thacher School in the Ojai Valley.
“We are taking a journey together into the whole psychological structure of man. Because in the understanding of that structure, and the meaning of it, we can then, perhaps, bring about a change in society. And society, God knows, needs a total change. A total revolution.”
Program title: Observing Ourselves
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Man has made himself incapable of facing what is, inwardly. Therefore he has a concept about it and acts according to that concept. Therefore the fact, the concept and action are in contradiction and there is a battle going on. The interval between the observer and the observed is time, containing numerous ideas which prevent actual observation of the fact.
In relationship, the observer is the image, looking at an image which has been created about the other. So the relationship between the observer and the observed is not actually relationship. When the observer has no image, then the observer is not different from observation. ‘What is’ is the observer, not ‘the observer is looking at what is’. There is no quality of choice in this.
Without self-knowing, man is caught everlastingly in confusion and misery.
As long as there is fear, man is not free to look at the complexity of life. He takes shelter in belief. This belief conditions our observation. Can fear be eliminated altogether?
Film, USA, 1966
Duration 30 min.
B & W.
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