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Re: Theos-World Failure of J. Krishnamurti on the Path of Occultism

May 04, 2008 10:34 AM
by Anand

Krishnamurti always asked people to live in the present
without worrying about past and future. Krishnamurti started teaching
around 1928. By 1960 his ideas were known to large number of people in
America and other countries. I am getting a feeling that hippie
movement in America, which started in 1960s was result of philosophy
Krishnamurti preached. I think hippie movement has root in
Krishnamurtian way of thinking. What is your opinion ? Below I am
giving information about hippie movement. It is taken from wikipedia. 

" Hippies rejected established institutions, criticized middle class
values, opposed nuclear weapons and the Vietnam War, embraced aspects
of Eastern philosophy,[5] championed sexual liberation, were often
vegetarian and eco-friendly, promoted the use of psychedelic drugs to
expand one's consciousness, and created intentional communities or
communes. They used alternative arts, street theatre, folk music, and
psychedelic rock as a part of their lifestyle and as a way of
expressing their feelings, their protests and their vision of the
world and life. Hippies opposed political and social orthodoxy,
choosing a gentle and nondoctrinaire ideology that favored peace, love
and personal freedom,[6][7] perhaps best epitomized by The Beatles'
song "All You Need is Love".[8] They perceived the dominant culture as
a corrupt, monolithic entity that exercised undue power over their
lives, calling this culture "The Establishment", "Big Brother", or
"The Man".[9][10][11] Noting that they were "seekers of meaning and
value", scholars like Timothy Miller describe hippies as a new
religious movement.[12]"

Best Regards.
Anand Gholap

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