Krishnamurti with Alain Naudé 6
This conversation between Krishnamurti and Naudé was recorded in Malibu in 1972. Naudé begins by asking: Are the various scriptures of India and the Middle East similar to or in contradiction to your teaching? Krishnamurti later asks: Can thought end right through one’s consciousness? Must thought not end for something new to be observed? How does the mind look at itself? Does it look as an observer different from the observed, or without the observer and therefore there is only the observed? Can consciousness empty itself of its content? What has happened to the mind that has discarded the weight of becoming, of tradition, myth, gurus and authority? A mind that has no space can never find truth. A mind that is not empty can never find truth. Remaining with the fact of hurt. When you are nothing, you love. There is a movement in silence that has no beginning and no end, a movement that is always new. Inquiry is different from effort, from seeking, from achievement.
Alain Naude was Krishnamurti’s private secretary in the 1960s. He met Krishnamurti in 1963 whilst a music lecturer and concert pianist. He gave up his teaching and performing in 1964 to work with Krishnamurti. Fluent in several languages, he was very helpful at international gatherings and in attracting younger audiences to Krishnamurti’s talks, at a time of cultural change in the West.