16 April

J.Krishnamurti’s Last Talk: 4 January 1986 

Krishnamurti In India: The Last Decade

Madras 1985 / 1986 – 3rd   Public Talk

8     So, we are trying to find out, enquire very, very deeply what is religion, not obviously all this moneymaking stuff. Right? Do you go along with what I’m saying, even for an hour? But afterwards you can go back to your temples, to your prayers, to your – what’s it called in Sanskrit, I’ve forgotten for a moment – it doesn’t matter. So, we are asking what is that which is nameless, which is the supreme intelligence, which has no relationship with all our prayers, with all our temples, mosques, churches; of course that’s all man-made. Right? Right? All the gods, all the temples, mosques and so on, even that, all that is man-made. No? We have built the churches – not you, you’re all in the offices or somewhere else – but the builders of the ancient monuments, ancient temples, all that, all the rituals, all the strange dresses they put on, medieval dresses, to impress the people. But if you brush all that aside, any intelligent man must, brush all that aside – the prayers, the worship, the puja, giving garlands to some idol – right? – and the priest muttering some Sanskrit words, probably which he doesn’t himself understand, and probably it’s his tradition and thereby he earns a lot of money, and so on. If you can put all that aside. Not become cynical, not become merely sceptical, but a really enquiring brain – right? – enquiring brain. Have you got such a brain? Enquiring brain, a brain that’s active, a brain that enquires into everything, not only outside which the scientists are doing in their way, the world, the outside world, but have you got a brain that is enquiring into its own thoughts, into its own consciousness, into its own pains, sufferings, all the rest of it. Have we got such a brain?