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Participant37: Now, my question is this: You have so many times repeated for 70 years that you do not convince anybody of anything, you are not a teacher, you do not teach anything to anybody. Now I say that the centres of the KFI - whose president you are - they invite the public, `Come here, here are the teachings of Krishnamurti;…Continue
We seem to mix the two.
Through the ages the brain has learnt to handle the many factors of the plants, animals, materials, water, electricity, machines etc. Through this process, encountering the factors, discovering how things work, man knows how to do things.
It might not occur to us that what we have learnt is how things work, and instead think we have an immediate skill and ability operating things, as with some innate gift. This assumption, this belief, of an innate gift, we assume is true, and is the…Continue
This is a fact, "Man is a Symbolizing Creature." Now, there are two ways to appreciate this simple statement. One way is to say that man uses symbols to communicate and to do almost everything that he does. This is the common view, I would say. In other words the common man interprets the statement to align it with his belief, knowledge and experience. "I use symbols," so that there is a division between me and the symbols, my ideas, beliefs, knowledge, etc. The other way to view this…Continue
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Why do we inquire?Is it because there is a basic sense that 'me and my reality' are somehow unsatisfactory as they are?If so, with what are we comparing? Why compare what is with what could, or 'should', be?Is there a desire for change? If so, this implies time. Are we imagining some future state and attempting to bring it into being? Does this process take place entirely within the realm of abstract thought?If there is desire, time and thought involved, is what we call 'inquiry' actually a…Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Rithu 4 hours ago.
"We were talking about time: time as the past, if I may briefly repeat, time as the past, time as the future, time now, at this second. We were saying also that all time, the past, the present and the future is contained in the now. We went into it fairly thoroughly, that the future is the present, because what we are now, our behaviour, our vulgarity, our - what? - our cruelty, bestiality, terror, and all the rest of it, what we are now, violent, tomorrow will also be violent if there is no…Continue
Started by Pilgrim. Last reply by rachMiel 4 hours ago.
In cognitive dissonance other views or peeps are blamed for the particular centre's disorder.The teachings in final analysis has two possible outcome for humanity,one to carry on in REALITY or live in ACTUALITY.Everybody is in the frontier no one is excused.As we live in reality created for us by the peeps who engineers 'they against us'' false prophecy .,dont drink this kool aid!Even in this space cognitive dissonance is practiced by some!...dependency breeds all kind of hate.Continue
Started by mohd ali. Last reply by mohd ali Jul 22.
When my clothes change , i do not change, though apparently i change.It is similar case with my changing thoughts. Thus i am unchangeable. When my hairs change, i do not change similarly.When i fail or succeed , do i change?Then what is this unchanging reality with me?What is the unchanging reality as regards me?with sorrow, or with happiness, what is the change, what changes?and what is unchangeable?Then who am i?Continue
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Jul 17.
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 Jul 17.
Escapes , various types, do block awareness, thus one wanting awareness, must be careful off and on about the escapes into which he or she often falls! Constant examination is probably necessary at every moment of living!
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Jul 14.
Do you notice, after a while, in one way or another, the posters retreat into their own private conversations? It is very difficult to work with this individualism, this authority of self, and rather than openly talk together, the poster sticks to trying to explain some point of view, some theory. Sticking to their guns, they find quotes which seem relevant to their own attitude. It may be a valid point of view, according to the individual, even with all the backing of some expert…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Bob Hearns Jul 12.
We inquire into something.What is that something?Why at all is this needed?Continue
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Jul 11.