Beyond Violence

Book Cover: Beyond Violence
Pages: 186

Violence, Krishnamurti says, 'is like a stone dropped in a lake: the waves spread and spread; at the centre is the “me”. As long as the “me” survives in any form, very subtly or grossly, there must be violence.' The book contains authentic reports of talks and discussions in 1970 in Santa Monica, San Diego, London, Brockwood Park (England) and Rome.

Publisher: Krishnamurti Publications
186 Pages


"Technologically, Man has advanced incredibly, yet he remains as he has been for thousands of years, fighting, greedy, envious, burdened with great sorrow."

"This is a fact: we are violent human beings. There are a thousand explanations why we are violent. We will not indulge in explanations, because we can get lost, with the specialist saying, "this is the cause of violence". The more explanations we have, the more we think we understand, but the thing remains as it is. So please bear in mind all the time that the description is not the described; what is explained is not what is. There are many explanations that are fairly simple and obvious--overcrowded cities, over-population, heredity and all the rest of it; we can brush all that aside. The fact remains that we are violent people. From childhood we are brought up to be violent, competitive, beastly to one another. We have never faced he fact. What we have said is: "What shall we do about this violence?"