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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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Jan Christiaan Smuts (1870 – 1950)
pioneered the concept of holism
(cp Teilhard de Chardin)
2nd Prime Minister of South Africa
paradoxically he supported "segregation" of the races
During his time in Cambridge, he found time to study a diverse number of subjects in addition to law; he wrote a book, Walt Whitman: A Study in the Evolution of Personality, although it was unpublished until 1973.
[ Jan C…
Posted by anyone on April 17, 2014 at 6:15pm
Look, the form looks like this: there is a double ground in which each ground sees the same thing from an absolutely different perspective. And when I come to see that, the I that sees this has two absolutely different ways of looking at the same thing.
If a wedge is driven between that two in one of such a nature that the discontinuity is in the ground of the double ground, the I becomes a paradox unto itself. The I, split…Continue
Let us see what Self is. It is very important to bear in mind that each one’s idea of self is different. There is no need for comparison. Stop comparing your Self with the others’. Each one’s way of life is unique hence one way is not superior to another. One way is just one way… nothing else. There is no high way and there is no low way. Just look at your Self. Nothing else, just look. We know it goes totally against our conditioning. But just look at your Self. Just be aware of your…Continue
Let me share what I see with regard to illusion and explore its relationship to our consciousness, our awareness. I think this is very important because if one can be clear and certain with regard to illusion, knowing what it is and bring it out in the open and examine it, then I think one can be clear and intelligent. What is illusion? If I see a snake and as I come closer and after examining it I realize that in actuality it is a rope, then I have discovered that the snake was an…Continue
The question of intelligence was raised in the chat room. This is my non-chatty response:
I shall put the question to myself as to what I think it means, to be intelligent. The platform from which I shall make that dive into the field from which definitions arise is the following JK quote I found on the web: “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”…Continue
The following is the adapted text of an interview that first appeared in Modern Success magazine.So many things have been written about, and discussed by, Professor Chomsky, it was a challenge to think of anything new to ask him: like the grandparent you can’t think of what to get for Christmas because they already have everything.
So I chose to…Continue
Posted by Therese Okamoto on April 6, 2014 at 2:30pm
I concluded my prior blog with a question of sorts: “The question to be answered here is how the seed of that global observing is to be planted. I think that there are several ways of planting that seed, but I leave off here for any suggestions you, dear reader, can off up here. My interest appears to be one of getting this ball rolling and see where it rolls to.”
Shashikant inquired, “When we say we are watching, are not we…Continue
Before you huff about it understand something.
First of all, this hit me as a revelation like a brick wall but I know its correct.
2nd, the attitude you have towards bitcoin is built into his formula.
Bitcoin is a dormant seed useless on its own without its catalyst.
The catalyst is the discovery of its creator.
The psedoname give for bit coin was
And if you rearange it you get
Posted by Fables on April 5, 2014 at 10:07pm
“Is it not possible to live in this world without ambition just being what you are? If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. I think one can live in this world anonymously, completely unknown, without being famous, ambitious, cruel. One can live very happily when no importance is given to the self; and this also is part of right education.” (JK, Think on These Things, p.…Continue
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When someone is telling me something, I follow what is said with the intellect. Even if they are talking about something not of the intellect, like peace, meditation, soul, spirit. I follow with the intellect. It is the intellect which is finding this interesting, making sense, or not. It is with the intellect I try to see how this information fits with what I already know or what I can do. The intellect collects more information, and then puzzles with the ideas, categories, comparisons, and…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens yesterday.
At work, or with the computer at home, talking with someone about a technical problem, where it is difficult to pinpoint what it is and what exactly you are having difficulty with, and not being able to frame a precise question, it usually requires setting out very clear, unmistakable steps, for the other person to easily follow and repeat, and see the problem, if at all.However, so often, after it is all done, perhaps later, perhaps someone different, they come back with a very polite, very…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Therese Okamoto on Wednesday.
I want to look into time, not only as a crucial issue in meditation, but to see if it's possible to live without time psychologically and what that would mean, what are the implications etc. I will be reading what K has to say about time and I will be exploring and relating my own investigation, inquiry. Surely, living without time psychologically must be an extraordinary thing, it is an extraordinary thing, it means living in the present. As I, am both the teacher and the student, both the…Continue
Started by MJK. Last reply by Clive Bunnett Apr 14.
Do you think it is possible to be simultaneously happy and aware that one is happy? Similarly, is it possible to love someone/something and at the same time be aware that you love them?K said that as soon as thought butts in saying "I am happy," "I love this," then it is no longer happiness. When asked, he said that he did not know if he was happy.Does anyone have any thoughts?Continue
Started by Laura Christine Campbell. Last reply by Clive Bunnett Apr 9.
Someone was talking about the conscious and the subconscious. It was an interesting way of talking about this thing called a subconscious. They said the conscious, all what occupies the mind in the ordinary environment, all this dominates the mind. The subconscious works through the conscious, and is mostly unable to be freely expressed.The conscious state of conditioning operates with regard to the normal circumstances, while a subconscious state of conditioning is hidden away from conscious…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens Apr 8.
I wonder do you think about your place in the world? What are important issues? A lot of what I think about is prompted by TV, Radio, Internet, Movies. Very little is actually from other people. People seem to be just getting on with the business of life, or is it the disaster, and rarely talk about issues. Yet in retrospect there are themes, and there are policies, and there are trends, as there are fears, and people do harbour these psychologically. Even if I think, obviously, I have a place…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Ute Mar 30.
A review of Beyond Freedom & Dignity by B.F.Skinner Noam Chomsky: The New York Review of Books,December 30, 1971 I A century ago, a voice of British liberalism described the "Chinaman" as "an inferior race of malleable orientals."1 During the same years, anthropology became professionalized as a discipline, "intimately associated with the rise of raciology."2 Presented with the claims of nineteenth-century racist anthropology, a rational person will ask two sorts of questions: What is the…Continue
Started by Therese Okamoto. Last reply by Therese Okamoto Mar 29.
What do we want ? Happiness or Bliss?On going thru my notes of a lecture at a local theosophical center the other day,I came across this topic, which is very common in all philosophies.The topic was Theosophy and K.Happiness is momentary , but bliss is permanent.Therefore we must be always aware of our state while living in the world in all the stages of life.Is it not true?Thus transformation is very important.Otherwise bliss is far away!Continue
Started by kant Mar 22.
http://thesecretofthegoldenflower.com/ch1.htmlthis book converted me to Taoism and i see zero hope of changing denominations since this is inclusive of all religions and all of their dogma and their goodnessall of the differences between all the religions becomes the same difference in this book COMMENTS ARE NOT BEING MONITORED (monitored isn't the word i'm looking for here but another one very like it, when i think of it i will come…Continue
Started by Therese Okamoto. Last reply by Therese Okamoto Mar 12.