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Does Free Will Exist?

Does Free Will Exist?
3rd Conversation with Buddhist Scholars, Brockwood Park, England, 23rd June, 1978. Duration 115 min. B & W.

We say free will exists because we can choose between this and that. Apart from material things, why is there choice? Is there an action in which there is no effort of will at all and therefore no choice? Why does thought identify with sensations? is there duality in identification? How did thought begin in me? Was it handed down by my parents by education, by environment, by the past? Does the word create the thought or thought creates words? Why does thought enter into action? Is there an action which is complete, total, whole, not partial? Can you see someone as a whole being? Then there is love.

Can Humanity Change? - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Many have considered Buddhism to be the religion closest in spirit to J. Krishnamurti's spiritual teaching—even though the great teacher was famous for urging students to seek truth outside organized religion. This record of a historic encounter between Krishnamurti and a group of Buddhist scholars provides a unique opportunity to see what the great teacher had to say himself about Buddhist teachings. The conversations, which took place in London in the late 1970s, focused on human consciousness and its potential for transformation. Participants include Walpola Rahula, the renowned Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and scholar, author of the classic introductory text What the Buddha Taught.
Does Free Will Exist?
3rd Conversation with Buddhist Scholars, Brockwood Park, England, 23rd June, 1978. Duration 115 min. B & W.

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