Re: Theos-World Failure of J. Krishnamurti on the Path of Occultism
May 04, 2008 03:21 PM
Even if this movement is not so famous now under the name hippie, I
think hippie culture has permeated and permanently changed the culture
of western countries and is changing cultures in the east.
--- In email@example.com, "adelasie" <adelasie@...> wrote:
> Certainly hippies were a part of some pretty deep cultural changes
> that happened in the 1960's, but there are other causes suggested
> too, perhaps not mutually exclusive at all but interesting to
> consider. It is said that the great leaders of the native peoples of
> the world, on the American Continent as well as from Hawaii and
> Australia/New Zealand, all received the impulse at the same time to
> tell the rest of the world about their visions and secret knowledge,
> in an effort to avert the global catastrophe that was impending as a
> result of humanity's continued inhumanity to all nature and all life.
> They met and a prediction was made that young people would adopt a
> new life style, based on love and brotherhood, wear beads and fringe
> and bright colors, grow their hair and shun the trappings of
> "civilized" appearance, and that they would be called hippies. This
> prophesy was made in the 1950's and indeed, it came to pass.
> On 4 May 2008 at 17:34, Anand wrote:
> > 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, 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, perhaps best epitomized by The Beatles'
> > song "All You Need is Love". 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". Noting that they were "seekers of meaning and
> > value", scholars like Timothy Miller describe hippies as a new
> > religious movement."
> > Best Regards.
> > Anand Gholap
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