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Where Can Peace Be Found?

“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…”
J. Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, First Series. Quest Books.

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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
Prof.Hillary Rodrigues
Talk 39 min.
Questions45min
Transcript
2 minute K anecdote: conditioning and time

Prof. Krishna: Are K's Teachings Practical?
May 2, 2010 - 52 min.

Certainty, Mind, and the Brain
Dr. Robert Burton & Prof. Frode Steen - November 14, 2009
Part 1, Dr. Burton - 55 min.
Part 2, Prof. Steen - 63 min.

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The Image.

For the most part we think of our place in life as passive. TV, movies, adverts, products, are seen as entertainment, consummables. We don't see the potency of images. Someone has created an image, and when I see it, i think it is there for me to enjoy, or to dislike, to accept as external, or to internalise it. We don't see that the image has been created by someone and it is what it is, by someone making it. The image is influential, causing me to think in the way the image has been…

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Posted by Peter Stephens on July 27, 2015 at 11:14pm — 2 Comments

Controversial parapsychologist Prof.Rubert sheldrake and 'Morphic Resonance'

Hyde park has this strange dissonant to make one feel 'all alone yet accepted',on quite weekdays.Its unlike D.C. where one feel like a visitor from the moment 'go'.Having listened to Sheldrake an astute ,no nonsense ,matter of fact ,erudite ,'suffer fools badly', scientist one could wonder how American thinkers want to ban him at all.Maybe 'exceptionalism' knows no boundry?

To well versed k students the name might ring a bell?.The young enquirer held his own while in dialogue with k…

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Posted by mohd ali on July 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 24 Comments

Fertile field for meditation

If and only if all desires are absent and also all thoughts are silenced then only the field is fertile for meditation to come in.

Posted by kant on July 26, 2015 at 1:53am

Only meditation is

When the observer is the observed, and it is the fact while observing, that is,at the moment of observation, there is no observer , neither the observed , only observation remains. Or only observation is, and that is 'what is'.
Similar is the act of meditation!That is, at the moment of meditation there is no meditator , neither the object of meditation, only meditation is!

Posted by kant on July 23, 2015 at 1:50am — 3 Comments

Thought, Biochemical Response, and Addiction

We can indulge in thought any time and there is often a payoff.  On this forum we spend many hours engaged in thought which creates negligible to intense reactions in our bodies.  When we think of a person who irritates us, our bodies constrict and tense up.  We are ready to spar, and those sensations can become addictive, especially with the release of adrenaline.

Every memory elicits an internal physical response. Remembering positive experiences can trigger dopamine release as…

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Posted by Ceklata Koch on July 21, 2015 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

"I am discontented with everything. What is wrong with me?"

Occasional video for optional viewing and discussion.

Posted by Eric Hassett on July 19, 2015 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

A Thorn to Remove a Thorn

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Krishnamurti left a packet of thorns with which to remove thorns in the mind.   These thorns were not meant to take the place of conditioning and Krishnamurti spelled this out in a number of ways.  If one makes a golden calf of Krishnamurti’s words, or denigrates them, either way one has missed the point of what they offer.   The thorns he left us are to be used only to pry out thorns in the mind, then all the thorns are to…

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Posted by Patricia on July 18, 2015 at 6:12am — 8 Comments

A Response

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Posted by Ken on July 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — 72 Comments

Freedom

Do you believe you know what's good for you and humanity? Do you believe having no sense of self makes us more sensitive to everything else? What would it actually mean to be without "me", without any sense of "I"? How could you possibly know?



If it can be known that "you" no longer exist, only you can know it. That is, there's no…

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Posted by Ariana EL on July 13, 2015 at 2:56pm — 37 Comments

The Great Null Gate

Let me work my way to the punchline here in order to stretch this thing out a bit. I'll begin with the notion of a between that puts continuity into doubt, such as something happening to the me to whom things happen, but for that beginning to be, I need to begin with the continuity itself and work from there, which means that we shall start here with a certain continuity.

We take that continuity apart, and in doing so, come to understand how it was put together. When we reach the…

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Posted by william boojum brown on July 12, 2015 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

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    Thought vs Observation 892 Replies

    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 Chris Dent 50 minutes ago.

    Kooky K-Cult Conundrum 152 Replies

    So, if you all found out tomorrow that K was a total fraud (yeah, I just opened up a proverbial can of worms with that phrase), would you still consider the teaching as valid? I'm talking about something blatant, like an unreleased video of him saying something to the effect of, "I'm really duping these people with all these talks and abstractions about thought, the mind, consciousness, etc. I dissolved the Order of the Star because I knew that by feigning humility and claiming no desire for…Continue

    Started by Craig. Last reply by Chris Dent 59 minutes ago.

    There is only this.......

    Joey Lott probably expresses this more clearly than I could........http://joeylott.com/do-you-want-to-get-rid-of-the-false-self/I think this is very worthwhile for discussion......Continue

    Started by Chris Dent 1 hour ago.

    Transformation is possible 5 Replies

    A person who is determined to transform himself or herself can do so. Determination is only required.

    Tags: determination, Transformation

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant 21 hours ago.

    Just talk 150 Replies

    I mean this is my life and this is life and it is an extremely exciting life to discover. It is my great passion going into it every day. It can be called the "unknown" because there is no way to predict the future. The future here is not the old perception as we know it, but since it is a movement, an unfolding refrsehment without carrying the past along, the future is timeless in that sense. How can I tell what comes in such a movement because it has that sense of the infinite. The infinite…Continue

    Started by Si. Last reply by Si yesterday.

    Why You Love Krishnamurti 11 Replies

    You love Krishnamurti because he gave you permission to believe that your consciousness is not yours but OURS, that what you don't like about yourself doesn't really exist, and that what you do like (consciousness) is eternal and immortal, immeasurable and ecstatic.Continue

    Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by kant yesterday.

    What is attention? 50 Replies

    I think many people, from what they say, haven't had the experience of attention. I am talking about this because people so quickly think about attention as an abstract, theoretical notion. They may have a concept of attention, but not understand it. Let's call it attention, but maybe it is not different to meditation. I say experience because I am talking about the actual sensitivity and the sensations,  not the activity of a formal practice or exercise.  Of course even the word experience is…Continue

    Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens yesterday.

    art & beauty 4 Replies

    looking for any artist talks..?Continue

    Started by Clifford Charles. Last reply by sandhiji on Sunday.

    The real action or right action 9 Replies

    Without love one cant live.yes if self sprouts up one is in darkness and one forgets his or mission of life. Actions out of love only can be called the real action or right action.

    Tags: living, self, darkness, life, love

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant on Sunday.

    MIND AND BRAIN AND BOHM INTENTIONALLY FOOLING KRISHNAMURTI, FOR WHAT PURPOSE? 2 Replies

    Brain is an internal organ like any other internal organs, which we believe to exists according to our scientific knowledge. We cannot detect by our five senses or from the mind, any of these internal organs. On the other hand we detect the Mind from the Mind as the sixth scene organ, which is not a physical entity. This simple fact Krishnamurti could not realize, and fooled by Bohm's questioning Krishnamurti says that Brain is Mind, What a delusion!Did Bohm intentionally fooled Krishnamurti to…Continue

    Started by Yogi Irushad. Last reply by Peter Stephens on Saturday.

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