a pounding headache @ 330am

The brain can only function excellently…at its highest capacity and energy, when it is completely secure…when it is not believing, or holding onto some illusions, some concepts/beliefs/fate…some fantastic ideas. Or- the ideas of Marx, and Lenin, [krishnamurti,] and so on. Or- our own democratic ideas and holding onto them. 

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What do Charles Manson and Jiddu Krishnamurti have in common?

Let’s start this one with a quiz.

But you can’t do that without any background, study, or idea of what you’re being quizzed on. Right? That’s not fun for most people. So here’s what is important to know in order for you to answer this straightforward, single-question examination below. Charles Manson is a notorious musician, cult figure, and convicted murder whose life has been the focus of much media scrutiny. Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker, and writer of the 20th century who was famous for his keen articulation of reality and humankind.  Krishnamurti’s life story is a fascinating account of an influential spiritual teacher; Manson’s is an equally fascinating odyssey from the world of petty crime to celebrity status and, most often, to prison.

Being that both of them were outspoken public figures, there there were ample occasions for individuals to speak with them and interview them on film. And thanks to YouTube I’ve had the opportunity to see some of this great footage of both Manson and Krishnamurti. This past week I was watching a video filmed in the early 80’s On some occasion each of them were asked a seemingly innocuous question – WHO ARE YOU? 

So here’s the quiz. WHO SAID THE FOLLOWING? (Manson or Krishnamurti)

Question: Who are you?

???: I am nobody.

Watch these videos to find out.