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The concept of revolution according to J. Krishnamurti
Abboud, Akeel Mohammad
Wawrytko, Sandra A.Timalsina, SthaneshwarBarbone, Steven L.
viii, 64 p.
Jiddu Krishnamurti, often referred to simply as K, was not only a philosopher and an influential speaker, but he was an enlightened teacher. Born in 1895 in a Brahmin home in Mandanapalle, India, he started to explore the essence of truth as a young man. Today, the school of K touches millions of people around the world who know about this great thinker. The mind and revolution are two important themes that are approached in my thesis according to Krishanumarti's teachings, which are based on freeing the mind from the divisions of illusion and the hindrances that keep one from observing the meaning of truth. The vision of our consciousness is created by the impact and the penetration of propaganda and the compulsion of authorities, religions, dogmas, and institutions. This leads to conflict, suffering, crisis, fear, egotism, wars and violence. Thus, we need to recreate a new vision, re-observe the aspect of any subject in the world without divisions. This leads to peace, happiness, and freedom. This is revolution. This concept of revolution requires us to explore and find the nature of truth to recreate our relation with the world. This thesis explores several works by William James and David Brooks that examine the relationship between the human mind and the environment. This thesis seeks to elucidate K's teachings on truth and revolution and link them with the teachings of other great thinkers, such as the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. By doing this, I link three important concepts: freedom, mind, and meditation. In sum, total freedom means globalizing the concept of peace and love as related to K's notion of revolution by stopping the conflict of identification, by globalizing the idea of cooperation, which means defining humanity as cooperating with other people.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-62).
Division of Undergraduate Studies
Master of Arts (M.A.) San Diego State University, 2013
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