The trilingual exhibition focuses on the profundity of JK’s sayings and life
CHENNAI: War as an outward projection of an inward state of mind, the illusion of progress, religion as circus and the entertainment trap…many of the world’s existential issues are explored from the perspective of J. Krishnamurti at an exhibition that began here on Friday.
Hosted by the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI), the event features an assortment of Krishnamurti’s writings, teachings and lectures. Only two of the 24 panels are devoted to Krishnamurti’s life story. The focus of the trilingual exhibition (English, Tamil and Telugu) is clearly on the profundity of the man’s sayings than the man himself, said K. Krishnamurthy, editor-publications of KFI. Many of Krishnamurti’s statements could bear a chilling prescience when applied to contemporary issues ranging from war to environment.
“If the content on the panels comes across as grim, it was planned that way…as a disturbing portrayal of what man has done to man,” Mr.Krishnamurthy said.
Subsidised editions of English and Tamil booklets are available. Video screenings of documentaries on Krishnamurti’s life and sale of books and DVDs are other highlights.
The exhibition is on at the Vasanta Vihar in R.A. Puram till January 3.