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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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Prof. Krishna: Are K's Teachings Practical?
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The Treachery of Images, henna? 

Posted by Rick on February 19, 2018 at 8:40am

Dialogue With Steve On Chat (Previous topic: What Is The Functional Value Of Talking About Beauty?)

K wrote (and thanks ken for originally posting this):

"We don't love children, because we have no love in our own hearts. We just breed children." 

and Wry commented: "This is an obvious over-generalization..... actually the heart of genuine religion is the natural love a mother has for her child"

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Previous topic(s): What is the functional value of talking about Beauty? Beauty is given  a capital B by me because the implication is that it is…

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Posted by wry on February 18, 2018 at 1:27pm — 25 Comments

Pure Observation

Thinking about and observing what consciousness is naturally leads me to inquire into observation and I ask myself and ask you also if there is something we can call pure observation.  Keeping in mind that the explanation is not the thing, the definition is  not the thing defined, can we go into this.  Some of us , most of us or all of us may have had this going on or have it going on, something that is considered pure observation. I make no assumptions or declarations about myself or others…

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Posted by Pilgrim on February 8, 2018 at 11:47am — 21 Comments

This understanding only can liberate man

Self and its activities are stumbling blocks in the march to freefom for man.thus understanding will enable man to be free.

Posted by kant on February 6, 2018 at 10:20am — 2 Comments

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Several times we have wondered where this quote came from because it was not factually traceable to Krishnamurti himself.



now i stumbled upon this at facebook:

Aldous Huxley: “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are sowell adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives,…

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Posted by kirsten on February 6, 2018 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

Consciousness

The purpose of this blog is to explore consciousness, what it is and whether there can be a fundamental change in consciousness.  I hope some will join in this exploration as I want to hear your view, your understanding of consciousness.  J. Krishnamurti has a particular understanding of consciousness and in a real sense, his talks, dialogues and books are all about consciousness, because really, that is what he is talking about. Apparently there are principles, I think we can term these…

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Posted by Pilgrim on February 1, 2018 at 12:04pm — 186 Comments

conscience

well i did say a lot about being able to think together but it got held up in the transmission

did you know that consciousness in French is conscience?

i think this may be the nature of the transformation

Consciousness is shared

transformation is not change in the usual sense of the word, it is dropping the act, it is changing back, it is realizing conscience has no content



No dos and don'ts

none at all

just how the mind works

Should…

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Posted by kiszka on February 1, 2018 at 12:30am

On thinking and thoughts, their utility

Thinking and thoughts are unable to help man for transformation?

Posted by kant on January 31, 2018 at 9:53pm

The Mirror of Relationship - Explorations Conference 2018 - Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Krishnamurti Educational Center in Ojai

Krishnamurti Foundation of America

Explorations Conference 2018

The Mirror of Relationship

This year’s Explorations Conference will be held from Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Krishnamurti Educational Center in Ojai, California.

The conference will address the theme of “relationship” and “the mirror of relationship,” with a focus on the problem of conflict in human…

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Posted by jaap on January 28, 2018 at 11:30pm

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    Hello, about thought which I call the analytical process, I do not know for you but as far as I am concerned  k's words are mainly received by thought and so far in 50 years thought  have make them worthless in terms of "actions" , yet intellectually it may be really thrilling I know....not that they are wrong but to go inside let's say oneself  one may have to take the  self inflicted by thought itself "suffering path" , bearing in mind that what is going to turn itself into an unbearable…Continue

    Started by paul mohad. Last reply by kiszka 20 minutes ago.

    To be free. 175 Replies

    Just walk away from it all.Continue

    Started by Si. Last reply by Si 21 hours ago.

    The Art of LIstening 37 Replies

    "Thought is necessary in the technological world but thought has no place in the psyche. That is a tremendous discovery as there is no division, then you're humanity and when you're humanity, there is compassion.  When you listen to the whisper among the leaves, when you listen to your wife, to your husband completely, then you know the art of listening. Listening is a great art, much greater than any painting, any sculpture, any poem."   Jiddu Krishnamurti, January, 1985 Madras, India the…Continue

    Started by kiszka. Last reply by Rick yesterday.

    Can thought bring about peace to man? 8 Replies

    Thought can't bring about security, still man clings to thought, and lack of peace and pain arising due to  this lack of understanding is the result, thus man is confused and  he suffers .can this be remedied and if so , what is it ?Continue

    Tags: understanding, thought, remedy, confusion, security

    Started by kant. Last reply by Marcus on Friday.

    Completely cease to self to perceive truth 5 Replies

    One can completely cease to self, that is ,oneself,then only one has a chance to perceive truth.there is no other way.Continue

    Tags: truth, perceive, self, Cease

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Feb 11.

    SELF CONSCIOUSNESS is it flying or grounded? 3 Replies

    the senses can create a feeling, but it is thought that shapes this into what you called 'emotionally charged thoughts' thoughts without that charge are like empty husks,I remember that five am dread period. Every morning id wake up, feeling this dread. Now one interesting way to avoid the feeling, is to make it about something, hence a story, and the story keeps it at arms reach. i remember once that my stories got mixed up, hence could not buy the story any longerthis resulted in me feelings…Continue

    Started by kiszka. Last reply by Chris Dent Feb 11.

    The Greatest Danger? 23 Replies

    This is lifted from the discussion, "What is the Greatest Danger in Life?" in which it was suggested that the greatest danger is ceasing to exist:Is it a "danger" not to exist? The fact is that you -- we -- as entities (thinker, self, ego, psychological "I," whatever else) do not exist in the first place.  As Krishnamurti pointed out, "The thinker is the thought," e.g., at the moment of thought, there is nothing but the thought itself.  Likewise, at the moment of observation, there is nothing…Continue

    Started by Marcus. Last reply by Marcus Feb 9.

    One cannot do anything - 2 46 Replies

    (There appears to be a revival of interest in this topic but as the previous thread was a bit out of date I am starting it up again to see if anyone wants to start afresh):K insists that 'I can't do anything' must be a deep realisation, not just an idea. I think that this is because if it is still an idea, and is still linked to the thought-self trying to get something - psychological security, bliss, peace or whatever - it is still trying to do something. Not-doing becomes something else that…Continue

    Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by kiszka Feb 4.

    Now New ... Not? 24 Replies

    One often hears that when you live "in the now" every moment is new, unprecedented. But is that really true? If a moment is new, it implies there are old moments and moments that have not yet come. Same for unprecedented, which implies a precedent or antecedent. Are old moments, moments yet to come, precedents, antecedents ... real? Even the term moment implies a continuous duration of time. And now implies a then and a yet to be. I know, I know ... one has to use words to communicate. But it…Continue

    Started by Rick. Last reply by Marcus Jan 27.

    What is the greatest danger in life? 170 Replies

    Let's find out if we are talking the same language, living in the same world, and meeting the same difficulties and problems. What is the greatest danger in life? Continue

    Started by Paul D. Last reply by kant Jan 21.

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