Is it Possible to Live with Total Lucidity?
J. Krishnamurti & Dr. Huston Smith
Claremont College, California (1968)
between Krishnamurti and Prof. Huston Smith, at the time, a professor
of religion at M.I.T. Prof. Smith begins the conversation with the
'Is it Possible to Live with Total Lucidity?
' Huston Smith: 'I am Huston Smith, professor of philosophy at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, and I invite you to a conversation arranged by
the Blaisdale Institute of Claremont, California, with Krishnamurti, who
was raised by Annie Besant and the Theosophists to be a teacher, and
who, though he discarded the mantle of Theosophy, did indeed become a
sage of our century, one whose voice is heard as much by the youth of
today as throughout the world for the last sixty years.
maybe this morning I will have only one question which in one way or
another I will be coming back to in various ways. In your writings, in
your speaking, time and again you come back to this wonderful little
word, lucid and lucidity, but is it possible living as we are in this
confused and confusing world, torn by conflicting voices without and
conflicting tensions within, with hearts that seem star crossed and
tensions that never go, is it possible in such a life, in such a world,
to live with total lucidity? And if so, how?