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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.
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For the most part we think of our place in life as passive. TV, movies, adverts, products, are seen as entertainment, consummables. We don't see the potency of images. Someone has created an image, and when I see it, i think it is there for me to enjoy, or to dislike, to accept as external, or to internalise it. We don't see that the image has been created by someone and it is what it is, by someone making it. The image is influential, causing me to think in the way the image has been…Continue
Hyde park has this strange dissonant to make one feel 'all alone yet accepted',on quite weekdays.Its unlike D.C. where one feel like a visitor from the moment 'go'.Having listened to Sheldrake an astute ,no nonsense ,matter of fact ,erudite ,'suffer fools badly', scientist one could wonder how American thinkers want to ban him at all.Maybe 'exceptionalism' knows no boundry?
To well versed k students the name might ring a bell?.The young enquirer held his own while in dialogue with k…Continue
We can indulge in thought any time and there is often a payoff. On this forum we spend many hours engaged in thought which creates negligible to intense reactions in our bodies. When we think of a person who irritates us, our bodies constrict and tense up. We are ready to spar, and those sensations can become addictive, especially with the release of adrenaline.
Every memory elicits an internal physical response. Remembering positive experiences can trigger dopamine release as…Continue
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Krishnamurti left a packet of thorns with which to remove thorns in the mind. These thorns were not meant to take the place of conditioning and Krishnamurti spelled this out in a number of ways. If one makes a golden calf of Krishnamurti’s words, or denigrates them, either way one has missed the point of what they offer. The thorns he left us are to be used only to pry out thorns in the mind, then all the thorns are to…Continue
Do you believe you know what's good for you and humanity? Do you believe having no sense of self makes us more sensitive to everything else? What would it actually mean to be without "me", without any sense of "I"? How could you possibly know?
If it can be known that "you" no longer exist, only you can know it. That is, there's no…
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All these years of participating in dialogues pertaining to K seem to have accomplished absolutely nothing. Nothing has changed in my life. Thought still rules, and where thought rules, there is no observation. Broadly speaking, of course. In the margins one might argue otherwise, but that would merely be a waste of time.Is there something I'm doing wrong. Or is there something I'm failing to do? But when I look around, much the same picture appears everywhere. And of course K did…Continue
Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 47 minutes ago.
Is there life after the self? If I understand K at all, real life only begins after the self is gone. The life I currently live doesn't seem to me to be worth living, so why can't I make the required turn? All I need to do is to say 'No' to the continuation of what I'm living now.Continue
Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 58 minutes ago.
Joey Lott probably expresses this more clearly than I could........http://joeylott.com/do-you-want-to-get-rid-of-the-false-self/I think this is very worthwhile for discussion......Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Dean R. Smith 8 hours ago.
"All my life, I have tried not burden myself with cumbersome things. But how hard it is to live simply, not to amass things and thoughts. Of their own accord they pile up around you and in the end become a weight. At that point, one has to know how to slip between them like an eel and escape." Sri Anirvan (italics mine)Continue
Started by Patricia. Last reply by Ariana EL 9 hours ago.
Thoughts come and go also.For people not having works imminent, so to say, who get some free time thoughts may be problems.Now then bad thoughts are to be thrashed out keeping good thoughts only which wil help man to ponder over deeper things of life.One needs to delineate ones life's mission first!Then thoughts cant disturb a man.Continue
Started by kant 23 hours ago.
So, if you all found out tomorrow that K was a total fraud (yeah, I just opened up a proverbial can of worms with that phrase), would you still consider the teaching as valid? I'm talking about something blatant, like an unreleased video of him saying something to the effect of, "I'm really duping these people with all these talks and abstractions about thought, the mind, consciousness, etc. I dissolved the Order of the Star because I knew that by feigning humility and claiming no desire for…Continue
Started by Craig. Last reply by kant 23 hours ago.
Ideals are binding.A man wedded to a particular ideal may proceed according to that ideal, but inquiry is not possible.Unless one is free completely , one cant go to great heights in inquiry.Thus ones ideals may be examined thoroughly first .
Started by kant. Last reply by kant 23 hours ago.
I mean this is my life and this is life and it is an extremely exciting life to discover. It is my great passion going into it every day. It can be called the "unknown" because there is no way to predict the future. The future here is not the old perception as we know it, but since it is a movement, an unfolding refrsehment without carrying the past along, the future is timeless in that sense. How can I tell what comes in such a movement because it has that sense of the infinite. The infinite…Continue
Started by Si. Last reply by Si yesterday.
Without freedom man cant enter into the field of truth .for inquiry into deeper meanings of life and living freedom is absolutely necessary.Therefore a person willin g to enter the field of inquiry must first examine himself or herself whether he or she has freedom at first.Otherwise inquiry is impossible.
Started by kant. Last reply by kant on Thursday.