Year upon year the world observes the International Day of Peace, more commonly known as the World Peace Day (21st September) that is devoted to strengthening the cause of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Even so, peace remains a distant and elusive dream in a world ravaged by crises of the complexity, magnitude, and catastrophic sweep never seen before.
Nearly a century ago, Krishnamurti saw all this coming. Regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, Krishnamurti was a close witness to the dramatic events of his time. Endowed with a capacity for acute observation and profound insight, he gave the most brilliant expression to the causes that brought on, and continue to fuel this global crisis.
On the occasion of this year's International Day of Peace, the Anveekshana Foundation (Thailand) presented an exhibition (bilingual, in English and Thai) on the familiar theme of Global Peace but with a startlingly new twist: it explored Krishnamurti’s reasoning on why the very idea of 'World Peace' is an unattainable pipe dream. Further, if there is ever such a thing as a peaceful world, Krishnamurti provides some insightful pointers on where we may find it.
You can view some of the material that was on display below:
For more information regarding the panels that accompany this project, write to Vikram Parchure at firstname.lastname@example.org