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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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Goodness shows itself in behaviour and action and in relationship. Generally our daily behaviour is based on either the following of certain patterns – mechanical and therefore superficial – or according to very carefully thought-out motive, based on reward or punishment. So our behaviour, consciously or unconsciously, is calculated. This is not good behaviour. When one realizes this, not merely intellectually or by putting words together, then good behaviour comes out of negating what it is not.
The Whole Movement of Life is Learning, chapter 2: Freedom is essential for the beauty of goodness
Posted by Peter Stephens on February 15, 2021 at 6:35pm
It seems that Krishnamurti use the a river as a metaphor to explore what he saw as meditation or in meditation. I was thinking this over and seeing especially in regard to various kinds of things entering the river, while the river was always able to purify itself and also that the various pollutants never really touched the river. I wonder if we can explore this a bit together, think it over together, inquiring into it's meaning? How does the "river," if we can understand what K's…Continue
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Why does no one or very few understand how this virus works? This virus, new or not, did show how idiotic mankind really is. How intelligence and quick understanding are totally missing from most brains on this planet.Continue
Started by bruce sean. Last reply by bruce sean yesterday.
K: When we talk about work, we mean by that becoming aware of that responsibility, as a human being living in this world, that he has to work to bring about a change within himself. And if he really changes, if he brings about a mutation in himself, then he will transform society. Society is not transformed through any revolution, economic or social.What is your relationship to this frightful confusion, to this destructive chaos? If you would bring order out of this chaos, where would you…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Onkel Rikki on Saturday.
What is Choiceless Observation or Awareness, and What is analysis?K: It is really extraordinarily interesting to watch the operation of one's own thinking, just to observe how one thinks, where that reaction we call thinking, springs from. Obviously from memory. - Freedom From the Known**There seems to be some confusion between 'choiceless awareness' and the 'act of describing' what appears in the awareness. There appears to be an assumption, 'in the conditioning', that in describing what…Continue
Started by Howard Ward on Saturday.
What is reading?When I read a novel, the story is being received imaginatively. The impact of the words and the interaction with the mind, is what the reader evaluates. It is an engaging, interesting, pleasurable, story, or the reader skips a lot, looks for more from the writing, and eventually gives up on the book. The same is happening when studying, although there is more incentive to plough through the reading even if it is not interesting.Reading is usually this imaginative interaction…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens on Saturday.
Carefully talking together, or dialogue, about something common to us all, is not about personal experiences, personal ability, or personal judgement. It is sharing of a human psychology, not limited to individual perceptions of daily life.The tendency is to think it is a conversation, a discussion, relying on knowledge, and day to day verbal meanings, or social topics, and that it is a verbal exchange between people. This verbal approach is stuck in opinion, ideas, theories, and beliefs, and…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens on Friday.
K: You asked: What is the teaching? Right? I'll say it in a few words, and that is: Where you are, the other is not. How do you receive that statement? You see, when you drop a stone from very close above the water, there will be no ripple. It will go gently down to the bottom. Now, does that take place, or are there a lot of ripples which are agitations? And, do you say, "My God, what does that mean?" How am I to get rid of it? Now, how do you receive the statement?RM: We are reminded of…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Howard Ward Feb 9.
Does K schools prepare them(Students) adequately to meet the society after they pass out? Or do they find it difficult?Continue
Started by Laxmi kant misra. Last reply by Laxmi kant misra Feb 3.
Does the cultural thought conditioning belong to a "me" or "you?"Are thoughts circulating in a culture "my" thoughts?Does expressed thought belong to a "separate thought-identity?" DB: Yes, we are in different places, we are different entities, and so on. But I think you are saying that the consciousness is not an entity which is individual.JK: That's right.DB: The body is an entity that has a certain individuality.JK: That all seems clear. Your body is different from mine. I have a different…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Pilgrim Feb 2.
JK: The world is me: I am the world. But we have divided it up into the British earth and the French earth, and all the rest of it!DB: Do you mean, by the world, the physical world, or the world of society?JK: The world of society, primarily the psychological world.DB: So we say the world of society, of human beings, is one, and when I say I am the world, what does it mean?JK: The world is not different from me.DB: The world and I are one.JK: Yes. And that is real meditation; you must feel…Continue
Started by Howard Ward. Last reply by Ute Jan 22.