The Art of Meditation

MP3 (audio) of 5 Public Talks on the theme, given between 1969 and 1978.  Unlike most other religious teachers, Krishnamurti does not offer a method of meditation. On the contrary, he states categorically that meditation is not a practice, a system of prayer, or the repetition of a mantra. It is not learning how to concentrate or how to control thoughts; nor is it a spiritual exercise undertaken at set times every day.

Meditation is a part of our ordinary existence, a state of awareness with which one meets life, which consists mainly of relationship and action. Krishnamurti says that the mere watching of what one actually is—one’s thoughts, emotions, and actions—without trying to alter it brings clarity to the mind and makes it naturally quiet.