Interview by Fred Hall
This interview with Krishnamurti was recorded for television in Ojai 1975, in the context of the foundation of The Oak Grove School. Questions asked include: You are working toward the realisation of a new school in the Ojai Valley. Why another school? Would you mind explaining the words: ‘whole’, ‘sane’ and ‘holy’? You say a school is a place where one learns both the importance of knowledge and its irrelevance. Can you explain ‘irrelevance’? I’d like to ask you about three more words: ‘thought’, ‘love’, ‘death’. You have travelled far and spoken often and have been heard by millions, and you have created several schools. Do you feel that you have made a dent, that you have communicated meaningfully with large numbers of people?
Fred Hall was editor of Ojai Valley News and a radio pioneer. He was known for his interviews with famous musicians, bandleaders and singers of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. He lived Ojai for over 40 years and his newspaper often featured articles on Krishnamurti.