23 April

J.Krishnamurti’s Last Talk: 4 January 1986 

Krishnamurti In India: The Last Decade

Madras 1985 / 1986 – 3rd   Public Talk

27    So, what is the origin of life? Are you waiting for me to answer it? You are waiting for the speaker to answer that question? Are you? Would you kindly tell me yes or no. I’ll wait. If you tell me, then I’ll go on. This is much too a serious subject for you to play with, because we are trying to enter, enquire into something that has no name, no end. I can kill that bird; there is another bird. I can’t kill all birds; there are too many of them in the world. So, we are enquiring into what makes a bird, what is creation behind all this? Right? Are you waiting for me to describe it, go into it? Yes, sir? You want me to go into it? Why?

28    Q: To understand.

29    K: What do you understand?

30    Q: (Inaudible)

31    K: Through the brain?

32    Q: (Inaudible)

33    K: Why do you ask that? Because I asked? You see again, you’re – sorry, sir. No description fits, can ever describe the origin. The origin is nameless; the origin is absolutely quiet; it’s not whirring about making noise. Creation is something that is most holy; that’s the most sacred thing in life and if you have made a mess of your life, change it. Change it today, not tomorrow. If you are uncertain, find out why and be certain. If your thinking is not straight, think straightly, logically. Unless all that is prepared, all that is settled, you can’t enter into this world, into the world of creation. It ends.

34    This is the last talk. Do you want to sit together quietly for a while? All right sirs, sit quietly for a while.

35    (Pause)

36    May we get up and go now?

37    Slowly, slowly, sir, don’t…