Can I, as a human being, lead a different kind of life?
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Some people including myself are saying that Krishnamurti made a focus toward ultimate truth which created an imbalance. So why call truth a land, and, if it is even possible to understand this comment at all, can we understand it instantly without thinking about it? (I think it is possible to intuitively understand, at least for a few moments, what he is trying to say, but that it is of minimal functional value in terms of actually transforming human relationship.) And what would…Continue
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Posted by charley on July 10, 2014 at 7:37am
There is a difference between investigating oneself with an intention to observe/understand - and wondering endlessly about hypotheticals for amusement. It seems that the former is the way of life that is the correct functioning of a human being.
Some would rather not observe/understand, however, preferring to be comfortable in believing themselves to have somehow graduated into imaginary roles supported by bodies having experiences. Because of this deep identity belief and need to…Continue
Si asked me to post something here.
I pondered and pondered, got close a couple of times, but I realized I really had nothing much to say.
The kinds of questions I normally ask, topics I set out to explore -- the nature of existence and all that -- just seem to have lost their sex appeal for me. I can dig into them with all my might, bring all my analytical resources to bear ... but none of that touches the *experience* of it, of life, consciousness, being.
I couldn't resist the urge to respond to the moonshine this guy is peddling.…Continue
Below the K Network are the words "Can I, as a human being, lead a different kind of life"? Yes, we can. Love yourself ---"You are the world", says K. A lot of psychological phenomena stem from the lack of love. To start with one can love oneself which is natural and should be the easiest. By definition, one would be extending it to the world.
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Death ... it's as "natural" as the breath you're taking right now. There's nothing more natural for any existent than its eventual non-existence. Death is all around us. We are swimming in it. We *are* it. So, dear friends ... what's the problem? Whence the fear of death, the darkness associated with it?Continue
Started by rachMiel. Last reply by Ravi Seth 7 hours ago.
When thought is not there, it can be a blank mind, still man is there. Mind is there but no thought.In deep sleep a person is there.Mind is completely absorbed. Here who is the observer and what is observed? May we discuss? Or is it a question not worth discussing?After rising up I generally say, I had a good sleep, I did not observe or know anything, it was a state of great happiness .I know that .It is past now.J.K generally does not go into such discussion though, it is an important point to…Continue
Started by kant. Last reply by Si Jul 15.
Writing is a communication using thought. Most of the time it is in a form which reproduces the characteristics of this form, and this form is what is generating images and responses. It is these thoughts we are thinking about and arriving at an understanding; moving from one conclusion to the next. Is there a way to end this practice and not make it a conclusion? What happens when I read words? Am I looking at the words and mechanically reading, or is it a communion with insight? I can find…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens Jul 15.
Life is very simple and being simple it is direct. What is direct, straight, is possible to touch what is true. We make life very complex, so complex and therefore we are afraid of life. When one goes through all that complexity, the game in which one deceives and is deceived, and comes out of it, without any more concern, bondage, or desire, what remains is directness of life. And love is possible.
Started by Si. Last reply by Si Jul 12.
Creation can take place if one is in relationship with nature . In the midst of living in the world one must see this, and one must allocate sufficient time to be with nature.
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Jul 12.
Selected lines from a chat conversation about identification, for possible discussion (if any corrections are needed, let me know, formatting was a pain):JBFreedom is not a reaction. You cannot say, 'Well, I am free'. The moment you say you are free you are not free, because you are conscious of yourself as being free from something, and therefore you have the same situation as an observer observing a tree. K, Book of Lifekirstenthen you identified with being freeBehyVerbalization of freedom is…Continue
Started by MariBeans - bean of the sea TM. Last reply by MariBeans - bean of the sea TM Jul 10.