There is a tree by the river, and we have been watching it
day after day for several weeks when the sun is about to rise.
There is a tree by the river,
and we have been watching it
day after day for several weeks
when the sun is about to rise.

As the sun slowly rises over the horizon, over the trees, this particular tree becomes all of a sudden golden. All the leaves are bright with life. And as the day begins, the leaves with the light on them dance and give it that peculiar feeling that one has of great beauty. By midday, its shadow has deepened, and you can sit there protected from the sun, never feeling lonely, with the tree as your companion.

If you establish a relationship with it, then you have relationship with humanity. You are responsible then for that tree and for the trees of the world. But if you have no relationship with the living things on this earth, you may lose whatever relationship you have with humanity, with human beings.

If we could, and we must, establish a deep long abiding relationship with nature, with the actual trees, the bushes, the flowers, the grass and the fast-moving clouds, then we would never slaughter another human being for any reason whatsoever.

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The Krishnamurti Foundation exists to preserve and make available Krishnamurti’s teachings. The Foundation maintains an extensive archive of Krishnamurti’s original works and is actively engaged in publishing his teachings in various forms, including creating a free online collection of all Krishnamurti’s video recordings and most of his audio recordings.

The Krishnamurti Centre situated in the peaceful countryside of Hampshire, offers a quiet retreat for those wishing to study the teachings. Guests come from around the world to make use of the Centre’s extensive collection of Krishnamurti books, audio and video recordings, to participate in dialogues, to enjoy the special atmosphere of the Centre, and to walk in the surrounding countryside.

Brockwood Park School was founded in 1969 and is an international, co-educational boarding school offering a personalised holistic education, with exam and non-exam options, for around 70 students. It is deeply inspired by Krishnamurti’s teaching, which encourages academic excellence, self-understanding, creativity and integrity, in a safe, non-competitive envi-ronment.

Inwoods Small School is situated on a charming property surrounded by trees, close to Brockwood Park. It operates as a local day school, currently for children aged five to eleven, offering an educational approach inspired by Krishnamurti’s teachings. Inwoods provides an environment that nurtures sensitivity and encourages inquiring and attentive minds.

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