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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
Talk 39 min.
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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"No one can do anything contrary to the will of god."
This K question is from On Sensation. K goes on to ask, "So is it possible not to identify with sensation? So we are asking, is there a holistic awareness of all the senses? Just be aware ... effortless observation ... choiceless observation ... and to learn, to find out whether it is possible to allow sensation to flower and not let thought interfere with it -- to keep them apart. Will you do it?"
It is an…Continue
During the day there is only struggle to achieve goals, to improve ourselves, to have pleasure, to avoid pain etc.This constant struggle brings chaos, disorder. So during the night the brain, which demands some kind of order, works hard (by means of dreams or other not so conscious processes) to bring an inevitably mechanical order.. which is destroyed again during the next day after a new wave of struggle.
Now, what would happen during sleep if during the daytime there was complete…Continue
It's the first day of school. The teachers have organised it so that no one knows what to do. You find everyone is standing in queues and there are many queues. Non of the queues have any signposts. There are no directions anywhere. Everyone is standing in a queue slowly moving forward assuming they are going somewhere. I can't figure out which queue to get in. No one knows. It is just a matter of getting in one queue and waiting.
At the end of the queue I find I haven't been in the…
Google Doodle celebrates Annie Besant's 168th birthday.
it seems that the time length of ideas decides how capable we are to actually live. And once an idea ceases, after genuine investigation, we are free to see what is, and this seeing is whole action.
Which leads me to this.. Once Time approaches zero, Joy approaches Infinite, actual, holistic living is possible and we inevitably sink in a timeless ocean of Nothing, which is Love, Freedom, Peace, Compassion.…Continue
Lol just had to follow this silly train of thought for a bit until i see its error. Is this how new religions are created?
Step One: Identify the boundaries
The first step to establishing your own new religion is to identify your basis or focal point - typically a particular personage (i.e. Jesus, Krishnamurti, Justin Beiber, etc) but it could be some object or anything really. Then identify the boundaries…
In the ordinary way of speaking, I can say, you can't see anything without thought. This is right, at the level of naming things, labelling. This is true in the sense when I ordinarily look around I am thinking about what I am seeing, and using the labels. This is the ability to name things. I can sit and watch and say, that is a car, that is a dog. I can understand this is a skill. I can also sit and watch and not have to be thinking about, not activating the labels for the things I…Continue
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I'm starting tentatively. Bruce and I have agreed to look at fear. Please join in if you wish to.Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by tree 1 hour ago.
if you just drop everything.Continue
Started by Si. Last reply by bruce 2 hours ago.
If K/ Bohm dialogue is nothing more than the dictionary definition of dialogue (pick your favourite dictionary), then what is the big deal? People everywhere dialogue, according to the dictionary definition, everyday. What's there to learn about dialogue, itself, if K/Bohm dialogue is no different?Continue
Started by Bob Hearns. Last reply by Chris Dent 4 hours ago.
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 18 hours ago.
Imagine, if you will, that Krishnamurti is alive and well (and living in a yurt on a beach in Jamaica). At the grand old age of 120, Jiddu doesn't get out much. But he is an avid Internet user. From time to time, he drops by this forum which bears his name.What does Jiddu think of the goings on here? Continue
Started by rachMiel. Last reply by Chris Dent on Monday.
Si just said he doesn't have any ideas. Many would perhaps back that up. A while ago I told Paul that ideas may not be that 'bad'. He jumped right away condemning ideas. Perhaps he would have reversed his dull position had he known that k told Bohm he had plenty of ideas. Which seems to come in contradiction with the image of an empty brain--so such a person, any person, being more attracted to the empty brain doctrine, rejects what, again, seems to be in contradiction with it. And this is…Continue
Started by bruce. Last reply by bruce on Saturday.
Despite the fact that the statement is true, I called it a fallacy. At its face value, it is nothing, it is just stating the obvious: nothing, after all, is the tree, except the tree itself. But the hidden suggestion is that there is a direct perception of the tree, without any image. Of course, this is the opinion of someone who knows little of the mechanism of human perception, its anatomy and physiology of , in this case, the visual perception. It is quite easy to see that there is no…Continue
Started by bruce. Last reply by bruce on Saturday.