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“Truth must be discovered, but there is no formula for its discovery. You must set out on the uncharted sea, and the uncharted sea is yourself. You must set out to discover yourself…”
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Not Fit to tie K's bootlaces---a sequel to "I am that man"

Continuing form the previous post:  the member  that commented  has sated correctly “This is a beautiful extract about Krishnaji. I have read it before, and all I will say is it is very powerful and clearly shows Krishnaji walks the talk. Thanks for posting it. Those who have eyes will see clearly why this is so beautiful, and to those who cannot see, no matter what you say to them, they will not see the beauty in this”.  Appreciate the insight.

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Posted by Suraj on November 17, 2017 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

I am that Man (a lesson in what?)

In our little community of voluminous extracts from K  and me  rarely citing an extract i would like to make an exception and a share one  extract that's very dear to me for reasons.......actually i was wondering (foolishly) if anyone can identify why this extract is so beautiful....

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 "At one Thursday evening discussion there was a change. The front row of chairs was reserved. Gordon Pearce told me…

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Posted by Suraj on November 16, 2017 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Enlightenment in different traditions

Advaita Vedanta has a very clear concise definition of being enlightened: knowing that atman is brahman. Atman is the (real) self. Brahman is the ultimate ground. The knowing takes a while, because it must be certain and unambiguous, like you know you are reading these words. Guessing that atman is probably brahman doesn’t count.



Contrast this with the Buddhist take on enlightenment, a realization of nondual truth that can take years, decades, even lifetimes of hard work to… Continue

Posted by Rick on November 14, 2017 at 4:56am — 24 Comments

Dzogchen take on choiceless awareness

A quote from a course I'm taking on Dzogchen (Tibetan Buddhism):

“Choiceless awareness” (is) a term coined and defined by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), who characterized it as the observation of whatever is occurring in the present moment, without any reaction, resistance, justification, or condemnation. ... However, without having realization of rigpa*, one is simply resting in one’s ordinary dualistic mind, like a marmot sunning on a rock ... “The marmot…

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Posted by Rick on November 13, 2017 at 7:38am — 58 Comments

Posted by tree on November 10, 2017 at 2:53pm — 17 Comments

IN RESPONSE TO: "THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"

The author of the post “the kingdom of heaven” has implicitly claimed to be an authority on K-teachings, eastern philosophies and “OUR little community”.

The post starts off under the guise of an impartial investigation into these matters but hides the ulterior motive of disparaging eastern school of thoughts. The post starts by citing only one sentence on Christianity but very quickly leads an attack into eastern philosophies primarily disparaging Hindu philosophies and a point to…

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Posted by Suraj on November 9, 2017 at 8:30pm — 20 Comments

Famous quotes by G.I. Gurdjieff

Famous quotes by G. I. Gurdjieff:



A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.





A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from… Continue

Posted by Adith on November 7, 2017 at 7:50pm — 15 Comments

The Perception of truth

Is there such a thing? And Truth is in relation to something false (etymologically, at least), which means we must first look at what is the false.

What exactly do we mean by that word, ‘false’ ? False in the sense of wrong, as in a wrong value, false as in not happening, or something else?

Posted by bruce on November 7, 2017 at 12:00pm — 338 Comments

Can Watching thought help understanding?

Is watching thought helpful in understanding?

Posted by kant on November 6, 2017 at 5:55am — 1 Comment

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    I don't remember, therefore I wasn't aware... 423 Replies

    Gaaaggghhh!This argument keeps cropping up and is completely misleading and based on a false premise.The argument usually goes: "I was driving for two hours and when I reached my destination I couldn't remember the journey. Therefore I wasn't aware."Point one: If you weren't aware you would have crashed in the first fifteen seconds and would now be in hospital.Point two: There is no 'I was aware'. There is only 'I am aware'. Or, perhaps to be more accurate, there is not 'awareness was', only…Continue

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    The Nature of Awareness 38 Replies

    This topic came from a discussion Chris and I were having in another thread about whether awareness could change, evolve, learn, be conditioned. And the old classic: Is "my" awareness mine? Do I create it? Or does the the Rick mind have access to a Universal Awareness kind of thingie? Both? Neither? I gave it a very broad title, The Nature of Awareness, so that we wouldn't feel we needed to move in any particular direction, have any specific goals beyond exploring awareness. So if it…Continue

    Started by Rick. Last reply by tree 3 hours ago.

    Not in love one invites sorrow only 5 Replies

    If one is in sorrow due to miserable conditions of oneself in family or society then if one cotmplates one can find out the cause, .if cause is removed totally then one attains great happiness.And the cause is :one has drifted away and away from Love only.

    Tags: conremplation, cause, happiness, sorrow, Love

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Nov 11.

    To dance through life without pain - is such a thing possible? 264 Replies

    This was a throwaway question, put by K to his audience in London in June, 1962. The theme of the talk was psychological time and at the end of the talk came another comment from the audience:Questioner: I find it impossible to be aware all the time.Krishnamurti: Don't be aware all the time. Just be aware in little bits. Please, there is no being aware all the time - that is a dreadful idea. It is a nightmare, this terrible desire for continuity. Just be aware for one minute, for one second,…Continue

    Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D Nov 7.

    Thought ,ego and right action

    As long as ego works man is apt to do wrong action.How can this be eradicated?Can thought help out this?How can there be right action in such a case?Continue

    Tags: eradication, thought, ego, action, Right

    Started by kant Nov 6.

    Time 383 Replies

    What is the ending of time?Continue

    Started by Si. Last reply by Si Nov 3.

    Me's are many, cause devastations, can it be obliterated totally? 16 Replies

    Me's are different, nay,many , do fight with each other, thus fighting expand ,lead to devastationsIn this world.What is this Me?If bad, how can it be totally obliterated from man's consciousness?Continue

    Tags: obliteration, consciousness, devastation, fight, Me

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Nov 1.

    A state of no sorrow 28 Replies

    No expectation of anything from anybody at any time.To move on only.Such a state probably brings in a state where there is no sorrow.Thus man can live happily .

    Tags: body, time, happy, any, expectation

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Nov 1.

    To be free. 145 Replies

    Just walk away from it all.Continue

    Started by Si. Last reply by mohd ali Oct 31.

    Nonduality 164 Replies

    Is nonduality the nature of all of existence?If so then *everything* is nondualistic, including things we'd normally call dualistic: seeing/feeling the world as self vs. other, dividing the whole into parts, thinking analytically about something, etc. Or is nonduality a certain way of looking/acting/being on the part of an individual? If so then X is nondualistic only if I don't see/feel myself as separate from X. I guess what I'm asking is: Is nonduality "objectively" real (independent of…Continue

    Started by Rick. Last reply by Ken Oct 21.

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