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When I come to a forum I understand there are many different people, but there is a mind, a clever mind, a dangerous mind, full of twists and turns. We only have this mechanism for engaging with the mind, with another mind, as it were. Hence, a perpetual division. So the mind has acquired this perpetual division, and uses the separateness …Continue
Face the feeling of not being satisfied What are we not satisfied with? It is obvious
that what we are dissatisfied with is the truth in front of us. For example, the
social order, the existing relationship, and the present state of being, filled with
ugly thoughts, ambitions, frustrations, and fears, we thought we could find a
solution to satisfy ourselves, and therefore forever in search of ways to change the
immediate truth, if we were dissatisfied w…Continue
I do not at all understand what Krishnamurti was trying to say about it not being productive for the mind to function by images of perceived objects. For instance I have formed an image about most everyone I know. The mind functions by making images. According to extensive understanding and inquiry over very many years, several decades, it has become clear as day to me that this is literally HOW the mind functions, by making images. So what was K trying to get across?
I like this forum and am grateful for the opportunity to participate here. This blog will be an opportunity to share some personal stuff about my own individual quest that has been ongoing for over sixty years.
Posted by kiszka on May 8, 2018 at 1:30pm
Start with yourself, not with some theories or projects. Why is this so difficult? Is it fear? What is fear? We think of fear as the response to a threat, to danger. Sometimes we are aware of other fears, like a fear of heights, but probably still think of this as an experience of danger. There are many psychological conditions we may suffer, but live with these as part of lives, and talk about them as idiosyncratic anomalies. We may seek to have treatment for some, because we hear about…Continue
Like Pavlovs trained dog, the object comes with conditions. Throw a ball at my feet and I will kick it. See a coin on the ground and I will pick it up. Catch sight of an attractive person and I will be stimulated. Psychologically, the observed has mental connections, and when I think about something, read about it, hear about it, it is not just a word, a reference, an idea, there is a conditioned connection encapsulated in the thought. I can’t help but automatically act on verbal…Continue
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Truth is not of the past or of the present, it is timelessThere is no path to truth and there are not two truths. Truth is not of the past or of the present- it is timeless - and the man who quotes the truth of the Buddha, of Shankara, of the Christ, or who merely repeats what I am saying, will not find truth because repetition is not truth: repetition is a lie. Truth is a state of being which arises when the mind -which seeks to divide, to be exclusive, which can only think in terms of…Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by bruce sean 14 hours ago.
Does awareness end with the physical senses? Or is awareness (which requires contact, and therefore unity, to at least some extent) something more?Awareness seems to be a movement, an unending, deeper and deeper movement. When there is any pause or hesitation in this movement, awareness ceases. What is the source of this movement, the source of awareness?Continue
Started by Marcus. Last reply by kirsten on Sunday.
Parfois il n'a pas de sens aussitôt mais en même temps il peut comme les rêves donner un sens lorsquenous rêvons malgré toutje vois la vie en mots rose tous les jour voici le portrait de retouchée à ce réseau où nous nous trouvons les mots sont tout ce que nous sommes ici, dans cet endroit disons l'autre beau livre de ce que nous sommes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJQHjy9p_rk < piste tout le monde The Chrome Translation fixed…Continue
Started by kiszka. Last reply by kiszka May 5.
Krishnamurti: If there is no illusion, what is left?Questioner: Only what-isKrishnamurti: The what-is is the most holy.Questioner: If the what-is is the most holy then war is most holy, and hatred, disorder, pain, avarice and plunder. Then we must not speak of any change at all. If what-is is sacred, then every murderer and plunderer and exploiter can say "Don't touch me, what I'm doing is sacred."Krishnamurti: The very simplicity of that statement "What-is is most sacred." leads to great…Continue
Started by kiszka. Last reply by kiszka Apr 25.
In a series of discussions, JK has also talked about what thought is and its impacts and ramifications in the world of man. For example that thought is divisive, is the past; that thought is memory, etc.However, there is seemingly devoid discussion on the real origin of thought. All that is talked much about thought is its consequences, impacts, and so on. So what is the origin or cause of thought, or thinking?Continue
Started by Nicholas Okech p'Luryan. Last reply by skyblack Apr 13.
The farthest star Hubble has been able to see is 9,000,000,000 light years from us.We are what we behold. The observer is the observed. The truth is "what is."We look at the robin outside our window and we look at the light bouncing off of the star and these two instances of looking have this in common: the observer may be the observed, but in neither case is either the observer or the observed the thing itself.Continue
Started by Marcus. Last reply by Babu Apr 10.