By G Narayan; Chandramouli Narsipur
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S. Takahashi. , he was requested to open the now-famous inaugural biannual dialogues at Ojai. In Japan he met with Buddhist scholars. In 1989 he decided to move from Rishi Valley to Vasanta Vihar, where he planned to stay and help the Krishnamurti Study Center and the educational work of the KFI. In early 1990 he became ill and went to Bangalore to stay with his sister Sanjeevi. He was treated as an outpatient for mild clinical depression by doctors at the National Institute of Mental Health Sciences.
During Krishnaji’s last visit to Rishi Valley in 1985, there was a hoopoe bird49 visiting him every day. Sometimes Krishnaji would open the window of this room and the bird would come in. There was some communion between Krishnamurti and the bird. If the window was closed, the bird would tap on the glass pane wanting to be let in. One day in the afternoon discussion meeting at the guest house with Krishnamurti, the bird came and went on tapping at the glass pane. Krishnaji went to the bird and spoke to her gently, saying that he had a meeting and she could bring her children later.
I said that they were concerned with Rita Zampese examinations, future studies, and finding a career and were under strong pressure from society to train themselves for successful careers. Parents were only interested in success and a well-paid job, and the students slowly lost their initiative and spontaneity. Influenced by society, which was corrupt and ruthlessly competitive, and frightened by the specter of poverty and unemployment in India, they sought only achievement and success. I remembered Plato asking whether it was possible to educate students in a corrupt society.
As the river joins the ocean : reflections about J. Krishnamurti by G Narayan; Chandramouli Narsipur