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科学者で禅の研究者でもあるロバート・パウエルは、「クリシュナムルティが心理の領域で為し遂げたことは、物理学においてアインシュタインがおこなった革命に匹敵する。」(Zen and Reality, 1961)とのべている。 

小説家オルダス・ハクスリーは、クリシュナムルティが世界各地で出合ったひとたちと交わした対話を書き記すことをつよくすすめたのだが、その成果が"Commentaries On Living"という本(3部作)としてまとめられた。 

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1895年インドに生まれ、幼い頃英国に渡り、特殊な宗教的教育をうけました。思想家、哲学者、教育者などの肩書きをつけられましたが、本人は一切の自己規定を拒み、既成のいかなる信条や思想、方法をも受け入れず、既知のものからの離脱こそが人間を自由にする、と主張。人類の解放という課題を背負いながら、90歳で亡くなる直前まで講話の旅をつづけました。 

また、教育を「もっとも聖なる営為」ととらえ、英国、米国、インドなどに、「比較しない教育」を理念とする学校を設立。著書は多数の言語で翻訳出版されています。

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2021年度 第1回

"My Path and Your Path" 

多数の言語に通じたひとりの学者とKの、真実への「道」に対する認識の違いが語られる。
「経験は時間の中にあり、過去の結果でしかないので、時間を超えたものを理解することはできない」と語るクリシュナムルティに、彼は「私には権威に裏付けられた、決定的な経験がある」と、二人の「道」の違いを示すのだった。 

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HE WAS a scholar, spoke many languages, and was addicted to knowledge as another is to drink. He was everlastingly quoting the sayings of others to bolster up his own opinions. He dabbled in science and art, and when he gave his opinion it was with a shake of the head and a smile that conveyed in a subtle way that it was not merely his opinion, but the final truth. He said he had his own experiences which were authoritative and conclusive to him. “You have your experience too, but you cannot convince me,” he said. “You go your way, and I mine. There are different paths to truth, and we shall all meet there some day.” He was friendly in a distant way, but firm. To him, the Masters, though not actual, visible gurus, were a reality, and to become their disciple was essential. He, with several others, conferred discipleship on those who were willing to accept this path and their authority; but he and his group did not belong to those who, through spiritualism, found guides among the dead. To find the Master you had to serve, work, sacrifice, obey and practise certain virtues; and of course belief was necessary. 

 

   To rely experience as a means to the discovery of what is, to be caught in illusion. Desire, craving, conditions experience; and to depend on experience as a means to the understanding of truth is to purse the way of self-aggrandizement. Experience can never bring freedom from sorrow; experience is not an adequate response to the challenge of life. The challenge must be met newly, freshly, for the challenge is always new. To meet the challenge adequately, the conditioning memory of experience must be set aside, the response of pleasure and pain must be deeply understood. Experience is an impediment to truth, for experience is of time, it is the outcome of the past; and how can a mind which is the result of experience, of time, understand the timeless? The truth of experience dose not depend on personal idiosyncrasies and fancies; the truth of it is perceived only when there is awareness without condemnation, justification, or any form of identification. Experience is not an approach to truth; there is no “your experience” or “my experience,” but only the intelligent understanding of the problem. 

 

   Without self-knowledge, experience breeds illusion; with self-knowledge, experience, which is the response to challenge, does not leave a cumulative residue as memory. Self-knowledge is the discovery from moment to moment of the ways of the self, its intentions and pursuits, its thoughts and appetites. There can never be “your experience” and “my experience”; the very term “my experience” indicates ignorance and the acceptance of illusion. But many of us like to live in illusion, because there is great satisfaction in it; it is a private heaven which stimulates us and gives a feeling of superiority. 

 

J. Krishnamurti, "Commentaries On Living"