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Krishnamurti’s 1985 speech at the United Nations

I would love to share with you a talk by one of my favorite speakers on spiritual subjects: Jiddu Krishnamurti. For those who don’t know him, he was born in 1895 in India, and was a well known writer and speaker on subjects that included the purpose of meditation, human relationships, the nature of the mind, and how to enact positive change in global society. He died on February 17, 1986, at the age of 90, from pancreatic cancer.

In 1984, shortly before his death, he was awarded the United Nations (UN) Peace Medal, and at the age of 90, he was invited to give a speech at the 40th anniversary of the UN in 1985. In his speech, he spoke of how mankind, through its evolution some fifty thousands years ago till now, has not found peace on earth ‘pacem in terris’ and how it still lives in conflict. He stressed that if there is no radical change at the present time, the future will still be what it is now. He questioned whether human beings can live peacefully with each other, and that organizations did not solve this problem. According to him, “there can only be peace when mankind, when you and I, have no conflict in ourselves.”

You can find more information about Krishnamurti on Wikipedia. Watch the 30 minute video (with French subtitles) of Krishnamurti’s speech at the 40th anniversary of the UN in 1985:

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Comment from Bannout
Time April 19, 2009 at 10:40 PM

powerful speech, i must say..

Comment from Passion for Human Rights
Time June 27, 2009 at 2:47 AM

Is it possible for us to receive the code of the video of Krishnamurti’s UN speech to embed it in our website?

thanks in advance

Willem Amendt
secretary Boeddhadharma Foundation.

Comment from admin
Time June 27, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Absolutely. I believe knowledge should be available freely to anyone.
I will email you about how to download the whole video, in case you don’t know how.

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