Who are you? Or how do you define yourself ? Most of us use notions such as age, gender, job title, degrees, nationality, our achievements or even our shortcomings to define ourselves.
This is an episode that invites us to rethink how we define ourselves, and challenge our assumptions about our sense of identity.
We have looked at the concept of identity based on the teachings of the great philosopher and spiritual teacher-Jiddu Krishnamurti. His teachings are deeply transformative and revolutionary on a both spiritual and psychological level.
Jiddu Krishnamurti spent his entire life travelling the world teaching, writing many books and speaking to large and small groups of people and individuals. His outlook can shake us awake from everything that we have been conditioned to, believe about ourselves and identify with.
About the Guests:
Dr. Radhika Herzberger is a writer, an educationist and a scholar in Sanskrit and Indology with a PhD in Indology from the university of Toronto . In 2013, the Government of India honoured her by awarding her the Padma Shri award which is the fourth highest civilian award for her contributions to the fields of literature and education.
She is a trustee of the Krishnamurti Foundation of India as well as the editor of their bi-annual bulletin.
Her major educational engagement is to define humanistic studies based on the relevance of Krishnamurti’s teachings, in addition to focusing on the areas of conservation and rural education.
Mr. Kamal Thacker: after finding himself drawn to the teachings of Jidu Krishnamurti, Kamal joins the J. Krishnamurti’s Foundation in India, in Varanasi, in 2004. Prior to that he was working in the corporate world for thirty years. He has worked at the Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Foundations and was involved in the huge set up of the foundation in Varanasi. In 2008, he joins the Kolkata center of the Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Foundatioand and he has been working there as the center incharge ever since.