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Where Can Peace Be Found?

“Truth must be discovered, but there is no formula for its discovery. You must set out on the uncharted sea, and the uncharted sea is yourself. You must set out to discover yourself…”
J. Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, First Series. Quest Books.

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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
Prof.Hillary Rodrigues
Talk 39 min.
Questions45min
Transcript
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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An Existential Echo of a Krishnamurtian Theme

Kierkegaard: Connecting the Dots

The dots, in this case, are selected from a collection of quotes from his works, now numbering over 500. The dots I have selected to highlight for connecting are connected by a singular theme, that being the notion of something raised to the second power. Respectively, that something will be consciousness, reflection, subjectivity, understanding, Christianity, and dialectical truth. I will connect those highlighted dots to other dots with the intent to…

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Posted by william boojum brown on April 19, 2015 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Play Ball!

Posted by Jane on April 17, 2015 at 3:00pm

Krishnamurti page at GurdjieffWork.com

http://www.gurdjieffwork.com/site/index.asp?page=4089&DL=243

Major similarities have been noted between the teachings of K and those of Gurdjieff (see Harry Benjamin et al).

This page about K cites both "The Flame of Attention" (a mature work from 1983) and "At the Feet of the Master" (a work of disputed authorship from 1910), which is a curious mix.

Posted by someone on April 16, 2015 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

Journey to The Pathless Land

When I heard the learn'd astronomer;

 When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;

 When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;

 When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the…

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Posted by Patricia on April 13, 2015 at 5:42am — 8 Comments

To Ariana : The World Beyond Reason

Reposting my blog for Ariana here with the hope that she'll find it thought provoking :

What follows is an extract from " The End of Faith " by Sam Harris :

The World beyond Reason



As we will see in the last chapter of this book, there is little doubt

that a certain range of human experience can be appropriately

described as "spiritual" or "mystical"—experiences of meaningfulness, selflessness, and…

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Posted by Senthil on April 12, 2015 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Sense & Sensibility

The power of disappointing them, it was true, must always be hers. But that was not enough; for when people are determined on a mode of conduct which they know to be wrong, they feel injured by the expectation of any thing better from them. - Jane Austen -

Posted by Jane on April 12, 2015 at 2:56pm

Truth has a relationship

Truth has a relationship with false but false has no relationship with truth , Why?

Posted by I➰¿➰I(B-) on April 9, 2015 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

The First Step Out of Insanity

Do you think there's something fundamentally wrong with thought; that you should be able to go beyond thought to something you can't explain or understand, but which you fervently believe will whisk you away from all the trials and tribulations of the human condition?  Well, you're not crazy and you're not alone. Those of us here in the K-world are at your…

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Posted by Ariana EL on April 7, 2015 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

The Urgency of Change

Krishnamurti gave great importance to sensitivity. He felt that if everyone was sensitive enough to appreciate the natural world and the human condition, there would be no war or slavery or cruelty in any form. Theoretically, this is so. But actually, it is just a thrilling idea. That is, if by some inexpressible, indescribable, inscrutable means, a human being…

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Posted by Ariana EL on April 6, 2015 at 5:11pm — 16 Comments

Celestial Being

From Krishnamurti: 100 Years: Evelyne Blau

A Personal Account by Dr. Asha Lee, November, 1969, Rishi Valley

"The school had many gardens so I was delighted to do the flowers in his apartment when Krishnaji arrived. Early in the morning at four, or late in the afternoon after the sun had gone down I would walk through the gardens and cut the flowers so they would be fresh. If I cut them at night, I would put them in buckets of water to keep until the morning. My object was to go…

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Posted by Ken on April 4, 2015 at 10:48am — 31 Comments

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    Thought vs Observation 543 Replies

    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

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    GURUS AND DISCIPLES. 1 Reply

    There are Gurus who imply that they have found the TRUTH, a single TRUTH for all problems. And they have Disciples to follow them, who are themselves are Seekers of Truth, since the Gurus never disclose the TRUTH they have found.Since these Gurus never explain what that TRUTH is or how one can find the same, they are either cheaters or false Gurus or both. Hence, TRUTH becomes an assumed thing, an assumption not even based on known facts as in science, therefore an Unknown thing. How one can…Continue

    Started by Yogi Irushad. Last reply by Yogi Irushad 5 hours ago.

    Depleted Resources 59 Replies

    When we see so many homeless, a tremendous prison population, failed schools, high unemployment, depletion of our resources isn't it time to begin a conversation about mandatory sterilization?Continue

    Started by Ceklata Koch. Last reply by Chris Dent 7 hours ago.

    What is the first step to sanity? 370 Replies

    I am a fairly well-educated, fairly intelligent, fairly ordinary human being, with all the usual neuroses and habits of modern life: the sexual frustrations, the desire for security, the fear of loneliness, rejection, the longing for something better mixed with a deep sense of inertia, and so on and so on. My question is: what is the first step in changing all this or in stepping away from all this? Or, I have got used to insanity and I want to stay there because it is a known field. In which…Continue

    Started by Paul D. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 17 hours ago.

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    Down to basics. 3 Replies

    Under any circumstances, why are we trying to clear up all these matters by talking together? Say I suffer some distress, some disappointment, or I am wanting answers, I might end up talking with someone about this, but actually isn't it affecting me immediately? What is this immediate affect? Is it because I don't understand this, don't have any suitable knowledge, I turn to talking about it? I am looking for understanding, knowledge, information. This is a very familiar practice. Some people…Continue

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    Blame The Poor

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    'Nobody got it' 25 Replies

    Perhaps, years later, maybe we should look at this quote and say 'nobody gets it'?Do you get it?Or do you maybe only think you get it?Are you speculating about it?Do you believe it?Do you have opinions about it?Do you see it?What use are thoughts about it?If you don't get it, why not?What prevents you from 'getting it'?Continue

    Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Peter Stephens on Saturday.

    Kulture? 132 Replies

    Is it possible to create a new culture based on K's teachings?Not based on greed, glamour, acquisition, domination, fear, longing, sorrow, and escape?Not based on "me" and "you" but "us"?A culture where artists don't sign their name?Where no entertainment lawyers are needed?What would such a culture be like, this K-culture?."Without that creativeness which is not of time, which is not of thought, we cannot bring about a vitally different culture, a different state of human relationship? Is it…Continue

    Started by someone. Last reply by Chris Dent on Saturday.

    LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF 22 Replies

    A scribe of the Pharasees tested Jesus' knowledge of the Law (i.e., the Torah or Pentateuch), asking "Which is the first [or greatest] commandment of all?"[Mark 12:29-30:]"And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.[which paraphrases Deuteronomy 6:4–9, Deuteronomy 11:13-21,…Continue

    Started by someone. Last reply by Adith on Friday.

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