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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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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
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It is very difficult for the mind to be free of conditioning and the distortion it brings. Environmental influences are very subtle and influential, not to mention continuous relationship situations or issues. Thought is movement, time is movement, and thought (the mind) is fast. If attention is there, however, it can watch and check all the distorted patterns as they happen, but the mind is powerful and you wonder if attention is there at all. Conditioning is heavily ingrained, so attention…Continue
Posted by Dave on October 20, 2014 at 1:01am
This article came out from the DC office of Dick Meyer (head of Scripps there) on friday...it has been a bit busy for me since then...
Tuesday, Al Jazeera America will be here at the house and pond to do a follow up interview from last year, that ties into this topic with Brittany Maynard on the right to…Continue
Given: Two worlds that are practically one, yet divisive enough to become impractically two.
When the two worlds are practically one, it is our world. When the two worlds are impractically two, it is my world.
The two worlds are the world as given by our senses and the world as held in our imagination. If the two do not mesh in a practical sense, we may build a bridge over that ravine, and save hours of climbing down and back up to get to the other side; good…Continue
The following book, available on Kindle may be of interest to readers here. It's the revised edition of a biography of Krishnamurti by Australian author, Christine Williams. I noticed that the preface section of the book contained an apparent endorsement by Jaap Sluitjer, of the KFA.
Link to the book: …Continue
it just dawned on me, I was suddenly aware of it,
as I sat down outside, the sun is shining, shaded by the patio roof but not for long, looking around,
ending a thought, a conversation I had been having with myself, it suddenly stops.
the air is warm and the temperature is just right,
the wind is blowing in mild gusts, I looked around at the natural beauty here,
fall has finally arrived in this hot dry high desert oasis called…Continue
you cannot lead another person, a separate brain, into itself, all you can do is to describe what you have discovered about your own brain, and how it relates to the mind and heart. there must be a flowing outward and then inward of its own accord. it cannot be induced. the person, their brain must be already inquiring, on its own without any demand by its environment, which can only cause influence…Continue
What is new cannot be known in yesterday. What is new does not come out from the same substance, nature, material of the old. It comes out so new, something so fresh, breaking out from within, a new passion, passion of the new, not the passion you already have an image or memory of. The death of the old is not the cause for the new, though they happen together but the old is never the cause of the new.
No one can teach you the new because then it becomes old. So whatever K talks…Continue
I find myself finding myself in the world I find myself in. There are two findings, and a relation set up between the two in which the first finding is of oneself in the world one finds oneself in, where the observer being the found is oneself in that world, and where the world is that which I find myself in, and the second finding is an observation that the first finding is not aware of being the finder, which finding finds the existential.
The second finding is either a step back,…Continue
Let's plow a field; a field being an action that is what it does and does what it is, which means that it is always itself from both sides of the reflection. In this sense, the definition of a field is an identity given by being identified. Let's see how such a field plows.
Let the premise of this blog be that identity is not the identified, but is the act in which the the identified is given to itself as itself. Thus, that posit is of a degenerate form that generates the forms that…Continue
Now that I know joe reads these blogs that I pen, let me pen one dedicated to exploring the point of view that is joe. Since only joe can do that, these words may be seen as my attempt to amuse myself describing joe. Please imbibe that; I am telling a joke.
joe sez: “I am not interested in the personal solution. never have been, really, that search ended at 19.”
Thus there is a personal solution described as a search that ended for him at the age of 19. The search itself came…Continue
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One can see one's conditioning as it plays out in thought and action.But isn't this seeing also conditioned? Isn't *everything* that we see and feel conditioned? Is any aspect of consciousness free of conditioning?Some would say consciousness itself. Krishnamurtians might say awareness. But is this really true? Aren't consciousness and awareness both activities that arise in the conditioned mind? (Surely they don't exist apart from mind, right?) If so, aren't they also conditioned, "fruit of…Continue
Started by rachMiel. Last reply by tree 1 minute ago.
The past is a poisonous thing. Right? One hears that statement or reads that statement. What does one do with it? What do we do with it, you and I? Do we hear it and say, 'Well, yes, it may be so...' and carry on as before? Do we reject it out-of-hand as a ridiculous statement, as rhetoric? Do we just accept it as the truth? In other words, have we actually heard it at all?The past is a poisonous thing.Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 4 hours ago.
I say I know there is thought and it is in the mind. I think of it as concepts, abstracts, words and ideas, and it is in the mind like a computer. We say if the thinking is very deep, or too complex, it is intellectual. But really everyone has the intellect, and thinks of thought as in the mind. We look at the world with the thoughts in the mind, and search for the words of the poet, words of wisdom. We think understanding is a skill of the mind, and thoughts are elements of the thinking…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Artie yesterday.
Concepts ... we all love 'em. :-) We wrap ourselves in them to feel safe. We use them as trail markers to keep us on track.We reject false concepts ... and hold on mightily to the ones that seem correct. At times we mistake them for actuality, confuse the map for that which is mapped. Concepts are clearly useful for navigating everyday conventional life. But ... are they useful for the journey of transformation all of us in this forum are on? Continue
Started by rachMiel. Last reply by tree on Thursday.
Socrates was told at Delphi « Know your Self ».Did the oracle mean: ‘re-cognize’ who you are Socrates…or, rather did she mean.. ‘Heal Thyself Socrates’?To re-cognize (roughly speaking: ‘to know again’) - implies searching for ‘the one’ I want to know about…and this search is a ‘trick’ played on itself by thought - this search means suffering. While ‘I’ tries to finds out’, ‘realizes’, ‘recognizes’…I suffer!This ‘recognition’ turns ‘the ignorant’ into ‘one who knows ‘ and who ‘sees’ that he(she)…Continue
Started by Joseph Valencia. Last reply by kant on Thursday.
Generally the 'Intensity of any feeling is reduced if you name it(Life ahead-K)' as if a solution to the problem. What happens to thought once it heard the name of the mischief maker of all as 'THOUGHT'? What will be it`s reaction?Continue
Started by s s v ramana rao. Last reply by Artie Oct 10.
"So, really to find out what love is, we must die to the past, to all our emotions, the good and the bad, die effortlessly, as we would to a poisonous thing, because we understand it." K - The Book of LifeSo what does it mean?http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamurti-teachings/view-daily-quote/20140911.php?t=EmotionContinue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D Oct 3.
If one acts from the basis of actuality alone what is the outcome?,is it love if so how does said interact with others still in the stranghold of reality?.Reality being the field construct of thoughttime,is love outside this field if so then it is outside the fragmented consciousness that holds sway now in humanity.If love naturally existed from the beginning as it must have as it has no cause or effect then how did it not let humanity befall into reality?Is the fall of man a necessity in the…Continue
Started by mohd ali. Last reply by mohd ali Sep 30.