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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
Talk 39 min.
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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Goodness shows itself in behaviour and action and in relationship. Generally our daily behaviour is based on either the following of certain patterns – mechanical and therefore superficial – or according to very carefully thought-out motive, based on reward or punishment. So our behaviour, consciously or unconsciously, is calculated. This is not good behaviour. When one realizes this, not merely intellectually or by putting words together, then good behaviour comes out of negating what it is not.
The Whole Movement of Life is Learning, chapter 2: Freedom is essential for the beauty of goodness
And set it free.
It feels like there is something non mechanical in operation within each of our minds, something that is beyond description and definition. Because of this it feels like computers will never be able approach the intelligence of the human mind. But computers are making astonishing advancements doing things that we never thought they would be able to like composing music, generating paintings, and can talk to and supposedly understand us to an extent.
Are we just fantastically complex…Continue
Inspired by Mason's post "Us vs Them".
Emir Abdal Qadir Al Jazairi (d. 1883)- Very briefly, was an Algerian Muslim commander, writer and spiritual teacher who is most famous for resisting the French colonial invasion of Algeria in the 19th century, his chivalric behavior, as well as an incident where he shielded Christians in his home in Damascus during a riot.
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Why does no one or very few understand how this virus works? This virus, new or not, did show how idiotic mankind really is. How intelligence and quick understanding are totally missing from most brains on this planet.Continue
Started by bruce sean. Last reply by bruce sean yesterday.
^This is Real^"Think together"... that is one of the constant refrains, the essential pronouncements of K's life's work.I'd like to talk about the essentials, to bring others to their own capital "S" Self, awaken together from the root of Being out into the world. And, there are manifold difficulties in meeting people in ways this is possible. I think the psychological…Continue
Started by Peter G Rulon Miller. Last reply by kirsten yesterday.
Are We (myself included) Serious about Observing Ourselves in Relationship?What does it mean to observe oneself in relationship?Perhaps this points to it...K: So there is the superficial awareness of the tree, the bird, the door, and there is the response to that, which is thought, feeling, emotion. Now when we become aware of this response, we might call it a second depth of awareness. There is the awareness of the rose, and the awareness of the response to the rose. Often we are unaware of…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Pilgrim on Sunday.
K: In inquiry, satisfaction is not the goal. Inquiry is its own source, which is never extinguished, and it can never forget itself through any kind of satisfaction. This flame can never be smothered by any outward or inward activity of achievement.**What is the 'flame' burning in our lives?The flame of Choiceless awareness?The flame of wonder, curiousity?The flame of observational inquiry, seeing, learning?Or the flame of thought, theories, beliefs? Propagating ideas, concepts? Here's what…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Howard Ward on Sunday.
Looking into the eyes of a child, at someone we love, at a meadow in spring, at a vast and empty winter sky, at a mountain range, at a beautiful painting, at a group of talented dancers, at a moving film, listening to a piece of music, to the wind moving through the trees, to the murmur of birds flying overhead, sharing a moment with someone who is completely different than us, with someone we love can fill us with an overwhelming sense of beauty. Life then carries a richness laced with…Continue
Started by Sawyer Powell. Last reply by kirsten on Sunday.
K: One image, as the observer, observes dozens of other images around himself and inside himself, and he says, `I like this image, I'm going to keep it' or `I don't like that image so I'll get rid of it', but the observer himself has been put together by the various images which have come into being through reaction to various other images. So we come to a point where we can say, `The observer is also the image, only he has separated himself and observes.**What is Krishnamurti pointing to, what…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Uncle Rick on Saturday.
Google: Who am I = what is my identity? The “answer” to “who am I” is our identity.6 Steps to Discover Your True SelfBe quiet. You cannot and will not be able to know yourself until you take the time to be still. ...Realize who you truly are, not who you want to be. ...Find what you are good at (and not good at). ...Find what you are passionate about. ...Ask for feedback. ...Assess your relationships.Ramana Maharshi: "There are no others."Eckhart Tolle: “The word ‘I’ embodies the greatest…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Howard Ward on Friday.
One seeks truth or God.K says it is impossible., Because it is unknown,an unknown thing can not be searched after.Another term in Sanskrit is Nityam meaning the same.This can't be searched after.However it can be realised in meditation .This is mondual, thus the seeker feels or realises thatThis is non different from.him,her.This state is also called Samadhi.Unless one reaches this state in this very life,his conflicts miseries will continue for ever that is even after the physical death of…Continue
Started by Laxmi kant misra. Last reply by Rithu Nov 19.
Q: It is very difficult not to analyze.K: When you are analyzing, you are not looking.Q: I know.K: You don't know, otherwise, you wouldn't analyze. Look, I want to see what is in the cupboard of my mind, what is stored up there; I want to read all the things it contains because the content of the mind is the mind. I want to see what I am during the waking hours, walking, talking, making gestures, when I am at the office, when I am angry, in the fleeting moments of pleasure and sex, and the…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Peter Stephens Nov 18.
K: So there is the superficial awareness of the tree, the bird, the door, and there is the response to that, which is thought, feeling, emotion. Now when we become aware of this response, we might call it a second depth of awareness. There is the awareness of the rose, and the awareness of the response to the rose. Often we are unaware of this response to the rose. In reality it is the same awareness which sees the rose and which sees the response. It is one movement and it is wrong to speak of…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Howard Ward Nov 16.