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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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May 2, 2010 - 52 min.
Certainty, Mind, and the Brain
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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
I dedicate this blog to anyone who can make sense of what I am about to say. I will be saying what I am saying because the saying of it will give me pleasure as I say it.
Say that there are two discontinuities that share a discontinuity between them; they simply do not commute; as if they were two ships passing in an existential night so deep that their wakes never intersect. Let one of those two ships be the discontinuity created when that which is no longer is, and the other of…Continue
22 months ago today i had this wild dream...someone had stuck certs all over my head, and the needles, whistles, beeps of this day turned into brain surgery two days later, with a diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme, the worlds deadliest and most aggressive form of brain cancer...
Well, most of you know the story since then..i took the diagnosis and fell into the acceptance of the condition in order to not make things worse through my own resistance to the facts of life, dove…Continue
It seems or appears to be the only exit or way out: to go on living with one's fears, emotions; anything that might be unpleasant, that might be stuck like dead fish in the stomach, and could swimmingly activate at any moment. Don't, however, rebel, resist, hide away, cover things up - it will just make the problem worse. But it's amazing, isn't it just, how - when conditioning conditions - the exact opposite occurs; protection of the identity and all the rest is gone to extraordinary…Continue
On When When is When:
When the past is the was that was, …
When the past that was never was, …
When the was that was ceases to be, …
The First When posits its state of being, the Second When erases, or negates, that First When, and the Third When removes the identity remainder.
If the form is the double form of the doer doing, then a double ending is required to get the doer out of the doing.
One negates oneself in the timeless (that negated being…Continue
Let the distinction be cast in terms of relation, and let that distinction be between the relational pair in which the self is related to other and the self is related to itself. Given those two relations as absolutely distinct one from the other, the only way to connect them is make that other itself and tag that connection as describing the reflection it which the observer is given to itself as the observed.
Since that connection, to be viable, must find itself crossing an absolute…Continue
Posted by william iodine brown on September 21, 2014 at 2:47pm
Posit this distinction: There are two ways of reflecting self that may be described by the following description of their relation one to another; wherein there is a way of reflecting self that understands the other way of reflecting self as an imagined state that one may slip into and pop back out of; where that other way may be described as a being lost in thought, and wherein one loses their presence to the thought being entertained.
Yes, let the distinction smell like that. Thus…Continue
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"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 tree 5 hours ago.
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 23 hours ago.
The world: it means other people, society.Seeing that society is confused - fragmented, divided, violent, et cetera - what is my responsibility for all this?Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D on Friday.
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 Peter Stephens on Friday.
Discussion for the sensible meeting of people is completely unnecessary, and the only real purpose of discussion is organisation. Apart from some community, business, institutional, social, artistic, activity, organising thought is a waste of effort. Thought is the language used between people, used technologically. To exercise thought using questions is a technique which flounders in the standard exchange between people, which is in conflict. For the conflict between people, it is the conflict…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Lily G Sep 24.
It is very strange how the mind is stuck in the words. There are many words like perception, fact, mind, which are discussed over and over again. It's worrying, not that such words are never going to be clearly understood verbally, but the mind is still working in a fragmented fashion trying to make sense of the words, limiting the understanding to words. Some people are able to offer explanations about what they think the words mean, and even give a good account, but for many people a variable…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens Sep 16.
Thought is responsible for all the cruelty, the wars, the war machines and the brutality of war, the killing, the terror, the throwing of bombs, the taking of hostages in the name of a cause, or without a cause.Thought is also responsible for the cathedrals, the beauty of their structure, the lovely poems; it is also responsible for all the technological development, the computer with its extraordinary capacity to learn and go beyond man's thought. What is thinking? It is a response, a…Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D Sep 6.