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If it comes apart in the reverse order of the way it was put together, like counting down from ten, then taking it apart will allow one to understand how it was put together. If *it* happens to be one's temporal sense of self, the me to whom things happen, the experiencer, the identity that can create itself in the image it desires by realizing the experience it wants to reflect upon as being who it is, then taking it apart could lead to a place where it might be possible to observe how *it*…Continue
Posted by william iodine brown on September 19, 2014 at 11:30am
Be an outsider: I do not know if you have observed what an enormous part the intellect plays in our life. The newspapers, the magazines, everything about us is cultivating reason. Not that I am against reason. On the contrary, one must have the capacity to reason very clearly, sharply. But if you observe you find that the intellect is everlastingly analyzing why we belong or do not belong, why one must be an outsider to find reality, and so on. We have learned the process of analyzing…Continue
Posted by Daniel wesockes on September 19, 2014 at 6:10am
I do not know if you have noticed that there is understanding when the mind is very quiet, even for a second; there is the flash of understanding when the verbalization of thought is not. Just experiment with it and you will see for yourself that you have the flash of understanding, that extraordinary rapidity of insight, when the mind is very still, when thought is absent, when the mind is not burdened with its own noise. So, the understanding of anything - of a modern picture, of a child,…Continue
What is a seer? I suggest that a seer, because of a capacity to understand the self as self knowledge understands or comprehends reality and as a consequence perceives both reality and also what is beyond. In other words he or she sees consciousness as the whole, as reality. Apparently, K was a consummate seer and the teachings are an accurate record of some of the things that he saw.In my view insight is the key in seeing things as they are. Generally, without insight into the nature… Continue
My understanding of my understanding is that it is a form that reveals itself to me whenever I fill it with the words necessary to bring that form into the knowing conferred by the meaning the words take on in filling it. Thus, the form of my understanding become known to me whenever I fill it with meaning.
It is always the same form, but its filling is always newly minted. It is as if there were a singular understanding capable of being expressed in as many ways as the expression of…Continue
The Thinker is the Thought : Is it not necessary to understand the thinker, the doer, the actor, since his thought, his deed, his action cannot be separated from him? The thinker is the thought, the doer is the deed, the actor is the action. In his thought the thinker is revealed. The thinker through his actions creates his own misery, his ignorance, his strife. The painter paints this picture of passing happiness, of sorrow, of confusion.
Why does he produce this painful…
Posted by Daniel wesockes on September 11, 2014 at 4:30am
From "Exploration into Insight" , J Krishnamurti ( second conversation ) :
' The Ending of Recognition '
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K: Wait, keep it very simple. We said the known is consciousness - the content of consciousness is the known. Now, is there something outside this, something which is not known, totally new and which does not already exist in the brain cells? If it is outside the known, is it recognizable? - for if it is recognizable it is still in the field…
" Huxley then proceeded with a detailed description of his very special practice of what he, for want of a better and less awkward term which he had not yet settled upon, called "Deep Reflection." He described this state (the author's description is not complete, since there seemed to be no good reason except interest for making full notations of his description) of Deep Reflection as one marked by physical relaxation with bowed head and closed eyes, a profound,…Continue
Posted by Senthil on September 10, 2014 at 6:21pm
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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 Artie 2 hours ago.
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 22 hours ago.
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 on Tuesday.
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 Paul D Sep 6.
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.