KFA Bulletin - 2012
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Krishnamurti with Psychiatrists
In the mid-1940s, a group of distinguished psychiatrists met with Krishnamurti in Washington, D.C. They included Drs. Benjamin Weininger, Harry Stack Sullivan, Erich Fromm, David Rioch, and Margaret Rioch. Calling themselves the Baltimore-Washington Psychoanalytic Society, they were to have a distinctive effect on the course of American psychiatry as it moved away from an historical perspective toward an emphasis on the immediate problems of living. Dr. Weininger describes this in his interview with Evelyne Blau for her book Krishnamurti: 100 Years:
“The key to self-understanding in psychoanalysis is based on the revealing of past history and Krishnamurti makes a very important point—a slightly different point. The key, as he sees it, is to be aware of your reactions. Usually your images of the way things should be are constantly being threatened, and when your image is threatened in any area, you react and sometimes you react with anger or hurt and those reactions are always from your past. So you can get at your past by understanding your reactions rather than digging into the past history.”
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