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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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Posted by Aris on March 22, 2017 at 5:24am
So there is the body, there is thought and there is everything. Thought is part of everything, but when it tries to divide itself from everything there is conflict and contradiction. Is everything enough? Apparently, everything it is not enough. There is desire. Apparently, there is a need for something, perhaps in the form of an answer, a conclusion, a belief, some knowledge or theory etc. Desire wants to put something out there beyond everything, which is not divisive, and I see that…Continue
Here is part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRUVKQZdhvA
Here is part two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKCTbCY7U6w
A few of the main participants involved are Dr George Sudarshan, Ravi Ravindra, Pupul Jayakar.
It is Dr Sudarshan, a well known Physicist who is sitting on the main seat next to Krishnamurti.
Normally when I "practice" collapsing psychological time I focus on letting go of memories and projections from the macro past and future: childhood, last year, tomorrow, next week, that kind of thing.
But I recently began experimenting with letting go of the micro memories/projections also: what happened 5 seconds ago, what might happen 2 seconds from now.
Eventually, if I stick with it, I reach a kind of timeless state in which everything's always "new" (not quite the right…Continue
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Reflections on the Self
The Krishnamurti Foundation of America (KFA) is a non-profit entity founded by J. Krishnamurti, a preeminent philosopher, speaker, writer and educationalist. The mission of the KFA is to advance public understanding and realization of human potential by means of the study of…Continue
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So long as there is the belief that there is a separate individual -- a self -- there cannot be an end to sorrow and misery.The individual, the "self," is a psychological structure created by the brain. That is what it is, and that is all that it is. It has no reality beyond being a creation by the physical brain.When the brain stops creating this imaginary individual, when there is no individual, no self, to feel sorrow and misery, then sorrow and misery come to an end.(We speak naturally and…Continue
Started by Marcus. Last reply by kant 20 hours ago.
If we are inquiring, we are interested in the nature of existence, not just the existence of ourselves and the human condition but the entire perceived universe - existence itself. This can be summarised in the question 'What is This?', which is an all-encompassing 'This'.So, here's a new game to play. It is called 'What is This?'Sounds like a nice juicy game that we can really get into, right? However, let me first stipulate some rules for the game....No GuessingNo HypothesisingNo TheorisingNo…Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Adith 22 hours ago.
My first acquaintance with Krishnamurti's work was in 1959 when I read his book The First and Last Freedom.What particularly aroused my interest was his deep insight into the question of the observer and the observed.This question has long been close to the centre of my own work as a theoretical physicist who was primarily interested in the meaning of the quantum theory.In this theory ,for the first time in the development of physics,the notion that the observer and the observed cannot be…Continue
Started by mohd ali. Last reply by Chris Dent yesterday.
We do act now.can this happening be totall y free of past?Or action is continuous without a division of past and present?Many totally new action may be free of past.but some past relatedactions are also done now, then past is relared to present.ls not it true?Continue
Started by kant yesterday.
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 Rick yesterday.
What does it mean, to be serious? It means to put aside personal preference, bias and belief in considering a subject.The self (thinker; ego; psychological "I") is not serious about anything, and cannot be made to be serious. The self is forever fearful of losing or of not becoming, and so it clings to personal preference, bias and belief.There is no seriousness in thinking and thought. There is seriousness only with sensing, observation and awareness. These occur before the formation of…Continue
Started by Marcus. Last reply by Marcus yesterday.
Science studies matter, it can't study rightly its interaction with spirit which is Atman in other words i.e the term used in hindu or Vedanta philosophy or Theosophy.Interacion of matter and spirit is Life.Thus science is unable to study Life and its principles generally.
Started by kant. Last reply by Marcus on Monday.