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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
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,,,,The action of the unknown is beyond the action of the thought; and thought, being aware of this, consciously or unconsciously clings to the known. The known is ever responding to the unknown; and from this inadequate response arise conflict, confusion and misery. It is only when the known, the idea, ceases that there can be the action of the unknown, which is measureless.( Challenge and response Commentaries on living-1)
Here the last word makes it sound mystic. I feel it is…Continue
[Here's a pop song about our attitude toward death and how to say goodbye.]
At Last, Forever
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
So why are you holding my hand tonight?
I'm not intending to go far away.
I'm just slipping through to the back room --
I'll leave you messages almost every day.
And who was I to last forever?
I didn't promise to stay the pace.
Not in this lifetime, babe
but we'll cling together:
some kind of…
Please watch from 17 to 25 minutes . This question is the fundamental question , this insight is the fundamental insight , " You are the world and the world is you " . K adds , " not superficially but deeply " . So there's " my " consciousness but it's superficial . What does it mean ? If we listen to this as though for the first time , not responding from memory of what K has said before , what does it mean ?…
With words, ideas, concepts, I can provide a case for something. This is done with logic, with reasoning, with science, with theory, with story telling. From there I can provide explanations. From there I can make a case for what is ill-conceived, what is faulty with my thinking, and give a representation prior to a discovery. This is a continuing story developing thought. Is there anything that is not thought?
With the word fact we are saying, it is something which stands…Continue
MJK, let me lay an analogy on the table, and let's see if I can make hay of it.
I am thinking of a number from one to a hundred. What is that number? If you guess, say that I am bound not to affirm or deny that guess. That sets the guess work aside. If I am interested in having you know what that number is, I have two ways of doing it; by saying what it is, and by saying what it is not.
I can point to that number or I can point to all numbers but that one, and by process of…Continue
Physical and Mental Space in Chess
I've been playing the game of chess for decades but just realized something a few minutes ago that might be trivial or might be interesting to consider: a curious fact.
To wit: when you move a piece one square diagonally, you are covering more physical distance than if you move one square orthogonally (straight, either sideways or forward-backward).
You get a good sense of this by turning the board at an angle, so that…Continue
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This is not love.Talking about matters, talking about being a better person, making lifestyle changes, looking for moral and ethical answers, reading words of wisdom, and passing it on, giving correction, all of that, is the standard approach to change. The question of love may not even get asked. Change is treated as a mechanical development, a technological achievement, and consequently is considered an esoteric knowledge, for which poor souls like me can't possibly understand. The reviewer,…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Therese Okamoto Nov 30.
http://www.mro.org/mr/archive/23-3/articles/samsara.htmlI have read this interview and am fascinated with Tenzin Palmo, a Western Buddhist Nun who spent 12 years meditating in a cave.I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to read this interview and comment on it, on some of the things she says compared to Krishnamurtis teachings. Does anything she say really contradict Ks teachings or is she a helpful addition to Ks…Continue
Started by SDS. Last reply by Therese Okamoto Nov 26.
"Ever have any bizarre thoughts?" asked the doctor.Mr. Trexlor failed to catch the word. "What kind?" he said."Bizarre," repeated the doctor, his voice steady. He watched his patient for any slight change of expression, any wince. It seemed to Trexlor that the doctor was not only watching him closely but was creeping slowly toward him like a lizard toward a bug. Trexlor shoved his chair back an inch and gathered himself for a reply. He was about to say "Yes" when he realized that if he said…Continue
Started by Therese Okamoto. Last reply by Therese Okamoto Nov 24.
Is it possible to create a new culture based on K's teachings?Not based on greed, glamour, acquisition, domination, fear, longing, sorrow, and escape?Not based on "me" and "you" but "us"?A culture where artists don't sign their name?Where no entertainment lawyers are needed?What would such a culture be like, this K-culture?."Without that creativeness which is not of time, which is not of thought, we cannot bring about a vitally different culture, a different state of human relationship? Is it…Continue
Started by anyone. Last reply by anyone Nov 23.
It is good that we resist the urge to quote reams of what Krishnamurti said. If we are not expressing our own understanding and holding that up to our peers for review then we may as well just watch K on you tube or whatever. I prefer to use my own words and will continue to do so. However i freely admit to being less than consensual and as Sky described a pedagogue. Given that good intentions are no excuse I would like to at least start with a K excerpt and finish with what i hope will be seen…Continue
Started by Lyn Mccormack. Last reply by Therese Okamoto Nov 23.
i have no idea what i am going to say and isn't that always the way with me, my sense of time is so tuneful that when i got an extra hour of daylight savings this week it seemed to make a whole lot of difference somehow, i had a lot of extra time, and it made me realize how much an hour really is.... there is a poem in the Paris View about the timelessness of god and it is sad for me, the poet is struggling and i don't really see anyway to help her, i suppose i could go into it, it's like…Continue
Started by Therese Okamoto. Last reply by skyblack Nov 23.
Comparison and competition are the root causes of suffering whatever may be the field for competition,say, sports,scientific discoveries,acquisition of any kind of wealth,learning,business,arts culture,painting, writing,donations,any type of skill etc.As soon as we can understand this ,we save ourselves from great calamities,so clearly observed as a result ,in the societies and the world at large.we may understand this and change our living patterns.Continue
Started by kant. Last reply by paul mohad dhib Nov 22.
It is often said we have to drop our interference and talk about the topic. This is an authoritarian approach. Of course there are topics, as there are the people. Let's start from there. All of us people reading, and talking disparately about some topic. What is the authority? It is this I, you, me, self, the person, the writer, reader, the author, trying to set things straight. I experience chaos, and I want to find order. Isn't it obvious this is where we start? The authority and all of its…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by skyblack Nov 20.
Now I say there is immortality, to me it is a personal experience; but it can be realized only when the mind is not looking to a future in which it shall live more perfectly, more completely, more richly. Immortality is the infinite present. To understand the present with its full, rich significance, mind must free itself from the habit of self-protective acquisition; when it is utterly naked, then only is there immortality. - JKContinue
Started by shashi mehta. Last reply by anyone Nov 12.