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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
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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
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Waking Up

" Waking Up " is the most recent book by Sam Harris .

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http://www.amazon.in/Waking-Up-Spirituality-Without-Religion/dp/1451636016

In an interview Harris observes : " In Waking Up, I do my best to cut a new path through this wilderness. The self really is an illusion—and realizing this is the basis of spiritual life. But there is nothing that need be accepted on faith…

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Posted by Senthil on October 22, 2014 at 2:00am — 29 Comments

If Attention is There

It is very difficult for the mind to be free of conditioning and the distortion it brings. Environmental influences are very subtle and influential, not to mention continuous relationship situations or issues. Thought is movement, time is movement, and thought (the mind) is fast. If attention is there, however, it can watch and check all the distorted patterns as they happen, but the mind is powerful and you wonder if attention is there at all. Conditioning is heavily ingrained, so attention…

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Posted by Dave on October 20, 2014 at 1:01am — 2 Comments

Dying with dignity includes living with quality...

http://www.newsnet5.com/decodedc/dying-with-dignity-living-with-quality

This article came out from the DC office of Dick Meyer (head of Scripps there) on friday...it has been a bit busy for me since then...  

Tuesday, Al Jazeera America will be here at the house and pond to do a follow up interview from last year, that ties into this topic with Brittany Maynard on the right to…

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Posted by joe on October 19, 2014 at 6:29pm — 3 Comments

Two Worlds: an Either/Or of Existential Import.

Given: Two worlds that are practically one, yet divisive enough to become impractically two.

When the two worlds are practically one, it is our world. When the two worlds are impractically two, it is my world.

The two worlds are the world as given by our senses and the world as held in our imagination. If the two do not mesh in a practical sense, we may build a bridge over that ravine, and save hours of climbing down and back up to get to the other side; good…

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Posted by william iodine brown on October 19, 2014 at 12:43pm — 20 Comments

Revised Kindle Edition of K Biography

The following book, available on Kindle may be of interest to readers here.  It's the revised edition of a biography of Krishnamurti by Australian author, Christine Williams.  I noticed that the preface section of the book contained an apparent endorsement by Jaap Sluitjer, of the KFA.

Link to the book: …

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Posted by Niko N. on October 18, 2014 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

when thinking stops there is no past

 it just dawned on me, I was suddenly aware of it,  

as I sat down outside, the sun is shining, shaded by the patio roof but not for long, looking around,

ending a thought, a conversation I had been having with myself, it suddenly stops.

the air is warm and the temperature is just right,

the wind is blowing in mild gusts, I looked around at the natural beauty here,

fall has finally arrived in this hot dry high desert oasis called…

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Posted by godavego on October 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

you cannot lead another person, a separate brain and heart into itself or into knowing oneself as one is, living self-aware with no self-deceit, but you can point the way, maybe

you cannot lead another person, a separate brain, into itself, all you can do is to describe what you have discovered about your own brain, and how it relates to the mind and heart. there must be a flowing outward and then inward of its own accord. it cannot be induced. the person, their brain must be already inquiring, on its own without any demand by its environment, which can only cause influence…

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Posted by godavego on October 12, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

What is new cannot be known in yesterday. What is new does not come out from the same substance, nature, material of the old. It comes out so new, something so fresh, breaking out from within, a new …

What is new cannot be known in yesterday. What is new does not come out from the same substance, nature, material of the old. It comes out so new, something so fresh, breaking out from within, a new passion, passion of the new, not the passion you already have an image or memory of. The death of the old is not the cause for the new, though they happen together but the old is never the cause of the new.

No one can teach you the new because then it becomes old. So whatever K talks…

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Posted by Si on October 2, 2014 at 8:22am — 5 Comments

A Twisted Existential Twist:

I find myself finding myself in the world I find myself in. There are two findings, and a relation set up between the two in which the first finding is of oneself in the world one finds oneself in, where the observer being the found is oneself in that world, and where the world is that which I find myself in, and the second finding is an observation that the first finding is not aware of being the finder, which finding finds the existential.

The second finding is either a step back,…

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Posted by william iodine brown on September 30, 2014 at 4:06pm — 21 Comments

Roasted Corn:

Let's plow a field; a field being an action that is what it does and does what it is, which means that it is always itself from both sides of the reflection. In this sense, the definition of a field is an identity given by being identified. Let's see how such a field plows.

Let the premise of this blog be that identity is not the identified, but is the act in which the the identified is given to itself as itself. Thus, that posit is of a degenerate form that generates the forms that…

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Posted by william iodine brown on September 28, 2014 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

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    The world is thought too. 54 Replies

    I say I know there is thought and it is in the mind. I think of it as concepts, abstracts, words and ideas, and it is in the mind like a computer. We say if the thinking is very deep, or too complex, it is intellectual. But really everyone has the intellect, and thinks of thought as in the mind. We look at the world with the thoughts in the mind, and search for the words of the poet, words of wisdom. We think understanding is a skill of the mind, and thoughts are elements of the thinking…Continue

    Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by tree 23 minutes ago.

    Conditioning: How deep does it go? 50 Replies

    One can see one's conditioning as it plays out in thought and action.But isn't this seeing also conditioned? Isn't *everything* that we see and feel conditioned? Is any aspect of consciousness free of conditioning?Some would say consciousness itself. Krishnamurtians might say awareness. But is this really true? Aren't consciousness and awareness both activities that arise in the conditioned mind? (Surely they don't exist apart from mind, right?) If so, aren't they also conditioned, "fruit of…Continue

    Started by rachMiel. Last reply by Artie 8 hours ago.

    If I am what I am 1 Reply

    If I am 'what I am',then time can't worry me.Then no worry fort the past , present or future.

    Tags: future, worry, present, past, am

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant 14 hours ago.

    How do we listen to a statement like 'The past is a poisonous thing'? What do we do with it, you and I? 202 Replies

    The past is a poisonous thing. Right? One hears that statement or reads that statement. What does one do with it? What do we do with it, you and I? Do we hear it and say, 'Well, yes, it may be so...' and carry on as before? Do we reject it out-of-hand as a ridiculous statement, as rhetoric? Do we just accept it as the truth? In other words, have we actually heard it at all?The past is a poisonous thing.Continue

    Started by Paul D. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 14 hours ago.

    Comments on K daily quote 305 Replies

    Do we need the past to live? Continue

    Started by Si. Last reply by Si yesterday.

    Taking Refuge 20 Replies

    The Buddhist in declaring him/herself as a Buddhist "takes the three refuges" -- Buddha the person, Buddhism the teaching, and the Buddhist community or sangha.Isn't this is a withdrawal from realilty? -- the reality of no-Buddha, no-teaching, and no-sangha or no loving community?Isn't it true that there is no refuge, no safe haven, for the psyche, the self, the ego, the "I" ?Certainly, the body needs refuge -- refuge as protection from the elements, from wild animals and insects.Those on this…Continue

    Started by anyone. Last reply by Jane yesterday.

    The right to defend onself 35 Replies

    When the killing becomes so disproportionate what does one do, as a spectator?Continue

    Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by Hermann Janzen on Sunday.

    Concepts 36 Replies

    Concepts ... we all love 'em. :-) We wrap ourselves in them to feel safe. We use them as trail markers to keep us on track.We reject false concepts ... and hold on mightily to the ones that seem correct. At times we mistake them for actuality, confuse the map for that which is mapped. Concepts are clearly useful for navigating everyday conventional life. But ... are they useful for the journey of transformation all of us in this forum are on? Continue

    Started by rachMiel. Last reply by tree Oct 16.

    The desire 'to know' 4 Replies

    Socrates was told at Delphi « Know your Self ».Did the oracle mean: ‘re-cognize’ who you are Socrates…or, rather did she mean.. ‘Heal Thyself Socrates’?To re-cognize (roughly speaking: ‘to know again’) - implies searching for ‘the one’ I want to know about…and this search is a ‘trick’ played on itself by thought - this search means suffering. While ‘I’ tries to finds out’, ‘realizes’, ‘recognizes’…I suffer!This ‘recognition’ turns ‘the ignorant’ into ‘one who knows ‘ and who ‘sees’ that he(she)…Continue

    Started by Joseph Valencia. Last reply by kant Oct 16.

    Challenge to THOUGHT 15 Replies

    Generally the 'Intensity of any feeling is reduced if you name it(Life ahead-K)' as if a solution to the problem. What happens to thought once it heard the name of  the mischief maker of all as 'THOUGHT'? What will be it`s reaction?Continue

    Started by s s v ramana rao. Last reply by Artie Oct 10.

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