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THE NEW MESSIAH - KRISHNA 
A Film Story for Production Development

The world philosopher Krishnamurti (or Krishna) was once a boy from a poor Brahmin family in South India. in 1909, at the age of 14, he was spotted by an Englishman who described him as having the most astounding aura ever seen - and proclaimed him the next ‘World Messiah’. Krishna was taken to London and carefully reared for the marvellous role he seemed destined to play.

 

But as an adult Krishna rejected mass adoration of him as being religious mythology, declaring freedom from dogma as a goal, and spiritual truth a ‘pathless land’.

 

By the time Krishna visited Australia in 1922, he was world renowned and remained so for over 60 years. In 1970, a crowd of 3,000 members of the public packed into Sydney Town Hall, keen to hear his words of wisdom. And all Krishna ever did was tell people to follow their own sense of divinity – not to accept what others told them.

'I would ask you to look at what I am saying, not emotionally, not sentimentally, not mesmerised by words, but with your minds, not to be carried away by mass hypnotism, not to act as one of a crowd, but to use your minds individually and think the problem out for yourselves.'

The main themes of this film treatment are: connection with nature; the power of the mind; rejection of mass hysteria; and spiritual transformation. 

 

Krishna declared he was not 'The Important One', to be hero worshipped or viewed as a 'Messiah'. Nevertheless, his public talks were important for their teaching about 'freedom of the mind ... to set Man unconditionally free', and in this way, reduce conflict in the world.

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