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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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Thought gives up certain pleasures or habits to gain others but thought is insufficient and limited therefore incapable of seeing the whole . Knowing that fact what is one to do? Thought must function efficiently when it is necessary but it doesn't , why? Because thought is duality , comparison and thought gets caught in it's own duality net...
After undergoing "the process", Krishnamurti became convinced that his brain had been transformed, enabling him to have the supernatural ability to see things "as they are" rather than as his conditioning made things appear. He felt that the process exploded his mind out of the inherent limitation of thought and brought about a kind of intelligence that was immeasurable and infallible, beyond description, explanation, and beyond…Continue
Canto the First:
These words will collect around a singular point, which, if they collect as I intend them to collect, will outline that singular point sufficiently to allow that point to be made. As I see it, I am going to attempt the capture of something in a net of words that will allow that something to be seen as that which is struggling to escape this very net of words. I suspect that what I am trying to say here is that I see something that I can only dance around, and that I…Continue
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Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit.~ Bertrand RussellContinue
Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Ariana EL 2 hours ago.
The quintessential Krishnamurti quote is, "The observer is the observed". But if you ask six different Krishnamurti students what that means, you'll get six different answers. What he meant by that statement is a matter of interpretation.Krishnamurti taught that there is no observation if there's an observer because the observer is just conditioned response, and for there to be true and accurate observation, there can be no shadow of the past or of "me". This sounds plausible until you look a…Continue
Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Ariana EL 3 hours ago.
According to Krishnamurti, transformation begins when thought gives up on itself, but does it? Most minds have given up on thought because they've never learned to think. Most minds just repeat what they've been told, and hold to what they believe. Few minds have discovered the limits of thought and learned to work within those limits without seeking escape.Those few brains are engaged in real inquiry and observation, and they're learning much about the mind and cognition. Only believing minds…Continue
Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Peter Stephens 4 hours ago.
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 19 hours ago.
Krishnamurti taught that you are thought; that there is no person, self, entity or identity apart from thought that is thinking. He made it clear that there is no thinker - there is only thought. So when you realize that you are this cognitive process that operates according to memory, you realize how limited and fallible you are, and naturally, you want to get beyond what you are, to transcend what you are, because it is so limited and flawed.But this is where thought makes its biggest…Continue
Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Chris Dent yesterday.
Krishnamurti had no doubt that his brain had undergone a "radical transformation" wherein a "mutation of the brain cells" occurred, and his followers are as doubtless as he was about it. But when one goes beyond wishful thinking to give serious, rigorous thought to whether this really happened or if it is even possible, there is no truth to cling to or identify with. There is only the question of whether the process of thought can be transformed into something that is both inexplicable and…Continue
Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Ariana EL yesterday.
I made my own cooking, by inserting some of my view , and extracting some of the answers only....I make it far too simple on purpose, otherwise it will only be gibberish, which, nevertheless, can be the case....Dan: there is the particular mind, then the universal mind, then "something else" which is intelligent ?k: ...K: Wait a minute. If that energy is 'intelligent', why has it allowed man to move away in the wrong direction?Dan: there is no why yet, but first there is the fact that this…Continue
Started by paul mohad. Last reply by paul mohad on Thursday.
Hello people, I have a question that I would like find answer to through a PhD. I guess this would be good place to ask the question, and to examine the soundness of the topic. This is just a brief explanation, so if you have any question for me, please do not hesitate to ask. Title (Tentative):Examining the Validity of the ‘Unconditioned Mind’ in a Digital AgeBackground and Rationale:The concept of conditioning has been around for a few centuries. Philosophers and academicians have explained…Continue
Started by Animesh Kundaji. Last reply by Peter Stephens on Wednesday.