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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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THE ENVIRONMENT

I am the conditioned mind, the result of the environment and therefore I am the environment. The environment is me and I am the environment. The environment includes, but is not limited to: the schools, the teachers, the parents, the politicians, the employers, the Doctors, the lawyers, the courts, the justice system, the ghetto, the suburbs, the city, the language, the food, the climate, methods of problem solving, authorities, leaders, followers, hierarchies, power structures, beliefs,…

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Posted by Pilgrim on April 30, 2015 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Goodby friend .

Inquirers lost Joseph Neyer to cancer (Joe) a friend to many globally died from a long illness caused by cancer of the brain. A devastating and generally terrible disease that strikes the organism and generally is the result of corporate pollution. As well as the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Even children are catching this terrible disease at a very young age. Even tobacco products, tars, coal, emissions, pesticides, dirty energy corporations, militarism, and…

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Posted by Daniel wesockes on April 27, 2015 at 5:30am — 11 Comments

Joe Neyer has died

Many of us have known Joe for years on these K forums. With sadness I wanted to let you all know in case you did not hear the sad news, Joe passed on on April 23, 2015 in the evening about a quarter to seven. He died peacefully surrounded by his three sons and his wife.

Posted by sds on April 26, 2015 at 5:47pm — 11 Comments

Conditioning..?

I am trying to figure out, what is conditioning? It just seems like there are a lot of different ideas floating around about what that word means.

Posted by Big Ben on April 25, 2015 at 4:27pm — 20 Comments

mushrooms can save the world

Posted by Jane on April 23, 2015 at 10:30pm

Materialism 101

Krishnamurti: What do you mean by a materialistic form of life? That there is only this life, that there is no reality, no God, that morality must be based on social and economic convenience, and so on. Now, what is the non-materialistic attitude towards life? That there is God, that there is a soul which continues, that there is a hereafter, that the individual holds within himself the spark of the eternal. What is the difference between the two, the materialistic and the… Continue

Posted by Pilgrim on April 21, 2015 at 8:00am — 8 Comments

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 — 11 Comments

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 — 20 Comments

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    What is the first step to sanity? 438 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 Artie 2 hours ago.

    Thought vs Observation 577 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

    Started by Hermann Janzen. Last reply by Hermann Janzen 11 hours ago.

    LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF 27 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 Rithu 18 hours ago.

    Is perception a response? 75 Replies

    Dear all,According to the dictionary:Perception is a result of perceiving, observation; it is awareness of the elements of environment through physical sensation; it is physical sensation interpreted in the light of experience. And to perceive means to take thoroughly (in?).From the above it can be easily concluded why perception is not a response; perception being nothing more than an appraisal, an appreciation of the challenge, circumstance, either partial or complete which is dependent on…Continue

    Started by Rithu. Last reply by Peter Stephens yesterday.

    Reply to Chris Dent 49 Replies

    Chris replied to me in the discussion he started, but somehow arranged it so I could not respond to his reply, so here is his comment and my reply to it:Chris: No Ariana, you are confusing the world that thought constructs for the 'real world'. Your 'real world' is also the product of magical thinking. If you think you 'know' the extent of the 'real world', all you actually have is ideas about it. Believing that you know what the 'real world' is IS magical thinking in action. Your 'real world'…Continue

    Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Eric Elejalde on Friday.

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    Started by Jane. Last reply by Rithu on Thursday.

    Altered States of Consciousness

    Perhaps you might like to read this Article By Dr Peter L Nelson,http://www.socsci.biz/papers/ASC-Nelson-ABC-CLIO%20eBooks.pdfContinue

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    Started by Peter Stephens on Tuesday.

    'Nobody got it' 33 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 Ariana EL on Monday.

    Depleted Resources 103 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 Ceklata Koch on Monday.

    Tenets or Koans 29 Replies

    When K made  proclamations of truth without evidence (i.e. direct perception required before transformation, observer is the observed) were these tenets of his system of belief or were they koans, paradoxical riddles without solutions to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning? As an acolyte delving deeply into the teachings are we accepting these  tenets of belief or exercising our brain in an exhaustive search for meaning, trying to solve the riddles of K's words?Continue

    Started by Ceklata Koch. Last reply by Ceklata Koch on Monday.

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