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I was recently accused of being selfish by deliberately withholding my participation here, and thanks to the person who pointed this out. Yes, that is true, and I am sorry. It is relatively easy for me to do the difficult work that is required to deeply enquire here, and maybe someone will gain something from reading what I write, so here is some possible food for thought on this lovely Sunday:
First, think about the title of the blog. K used all three of these terms, not just the…Continue
The mind can't help itself. It works for you and for me as part of a separateness. The mind is accumulating knowledge, and all this knowledge is based in the continuing separateness of separate selves. Self improvement is trying to use the knowledge accumulated to address separate selves, not addressing a self center, except verbally, except abstractly. The mind has an understanding founded in separateness. The mind responds with the knowledge suitable for a separate self. To know about…Continue
To separate by fleeing or to hold together (as with a bolt)
Going toward a destination or restrained from moving
To fasten together (with a buckle) or to bend or collapse from pressure
To adhere firmly and closely or to split apart
To fasten (as with a paperclip) or to detach with shears (clipping your hair or your hedges)
To give advice or to get advice
Posted by Jane on August 28, 2015 at 7:29pm
Posted by kant on August 27, 2015 at 10:31pm
Psychological centres in the place to ''connect with others interested in k's message'',are they here to centrifuge further or to communicate and seek to understand the common denominator?
Things dont turn out as desired or taught as it should be from one personal crisis to the next in a never-ending seeking for the ultimate.In the macro same politically ,economically it is a never-ending rearranging of priorities with the individual position not considered at all.Particularly or…Continue
Thought has a tendency to dominate functions of mind and body from which it engenders a 'Center', (the product of its own workings) as the intertwining creator of itself. The propensity to separate the center from the periphery distorts thought and garbles the whole psyche. Going deeper, what is the source of belief, the acceptance of something as a fact or truth, without evidence of what actually is. Is the source of belief the willingness to blindly accept? It seems that belief arises from…Continue
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All these years of participating in dialogues pertaining to K seem to have accomplished absolutely nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. Thought still rules, and where thought rules, there is no observation. Broadly speaking, of course. In the margins one might argue otherwise, but that would merely be a waste of time.Is there something I'm doing wrong. Or is there something I'm failing to do? But when I look around, much the same picture appears everywhere. And of course K did…Continue
Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by tree 4 hours ago.
Is there life after the self? If I understand K at all, real life only begins after the self is gone. The life I currently live doesn't seem to me to be worth living, so why can't I make the required turn? All I need to do is to say 'No' to the continuation of what I'm living now.Continue
Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 19 hours ago.
Patricia :Yes, Victor, have noticed too the lack of interest when something important like this is the subject. It is the work that is avoided. Krishnamurti said the work is arduous. It is, and painful too. People prefer to interpret what he said as: if you just see something, magically you will be transformed to the highest level. Seeing can be transformative but not to my knowledge in a way that transports one to the ultimate. Not sure anyone can attain that state on a continuous…Continue
Started by Victor yesterday.
Life IS Relationship.Thus life is overtly and covertly sorrounded by relationship . Then can't we say that ' Relationship IS life. The 'isness ' is life and it is also relationship .Relationship with nature, people, time and beings (living , dead, or nonliving also) can be called life.Thus understanding life one can be in life and also may probably go beyond life!
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Aug 25.
Our days are so empty, filled with activities of every kind, business, speculation, meditation, sorrow, and joy. But in spite of all these, our lives are empty. Strip a man of position, power, or of money, what is he? He had all that show, outwardly, but he is empty, shallow, inwardly. One can't have both, the inner and other riches. The inner fullness far outweighs the outer. One can be robbed of the outer, outer events can shatter what has been carefully built up; but the inner riches are…Continue
Started by Si. Last reply by Si Aug 23.
"What is" is an expression from the writings of K. In itself, as an expression, as words, I might think what is, is not hard to understand. To understand it as I might ordinarily do, as a verbal expression, I understand it is to see what is immediate. Any such element like "what is" becomes to my mind, part of an ability, a comprehension. I can see what is, because I have acquired an understanding, "what is". Say I am a bird watcher. I have a hobby of observing and learning about birds.…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens Aug 21.