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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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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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I am the conditioned mind, the result of the environment and therefore I am the environment. The environment is me and I am the environment. The environment includes, but is not limited to: the schools, the teachers, the parents, the politicians, the employers, the Doctors, the lawyers, the courts, the justice system, the ghetto, the suburbs, the city, the language, the food, the climate, methods of problem solving, authorities, leaders, followers, hierarchies, power structures, beliefs,…Continue
Inquirers lost Joseph Neyer to cancer (Joe) a friend to many globally died from a long illness caused by cancer of the brain. A devastating and generally terrible disease that strikes the organism and generally is the result of corporate pollution. As well as the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Even children are catching this terrible disease at a very young age. Even tobacco products, tars, coal, emissions, pesticides, dirty energy corporations, militarism, and…Continue
Many of us have known Joe for years on these K forums. With sadness I wanted to let you all know in case you did not hear the sad news, Joe passed on on April 23, 2015 in the evening about a quarter to seven. He died peacefully surrounded by his three sons and his wife.
Kierkegaard: Connecting the Dots
The dots, in this case, are selected from a collection of quotes from his works, now numbering over 500. The dots I have selected to highlight for connecting are connected by a singular theme, that being the notion of something raised to the second power. Respectively, that something will be consciousness, reflection, subjectivity, understanding, Christianity, and dialectical truth. I will connect those highlighted dots to other dots with the intent to…Continue
Major similarities have been noted between the teachings of K and those of Gurdjieff (see Harry Benjamin et al).
This page about K cites both "The Flame of Attention" (a mature work from 1983) and "At the Feet of the Master" (a work of disputed authorship from 1910), which is a curious mix.
When I heard the learn'd astronomer;
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me;
When I was shown the charts and the diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them;
When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with much applause in the…Continue
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I am a fairly well-educated, fairly intelligent, fairly ordinary human being, with all the usual neuroses and habits of modern life: the sexual frustrations, the desire for security, the fear of loneliness, rejection, the longing for something better mixed with a deep sense of inertia, and so on and so on. My question is: what is the first step in changing all this or in stepping away from all this? Or, I have got used to insanity and I want to stay there because it is a known field. In which…Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Artie 2 hours ago.
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 Hermann Janzen 11 hours ago.
A scribe of the Pharasees tested Jesus' knowledge of the Law (i.e., the Torah or Pentateuch), asking "Which is the first [or greatest] commandment of all?"[Mark 12:29-30:]"And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.[which paraphrases Deuteronomy 6:4–9, Deuteronomy 11:13-21,…Continue
Started by someone. Last reply by Rithu 18 hours ago.
Dear all,According to the dictionary:Perception is a result of perceiving, observation; it is awareness of the elements of environment through physical sensation; it is physical sensation interpreted in the light of experience. And to perceive means to take thoroughly (in?).From the above it can be easily concluded why perception is not a response; perception being nothing more than an appraisal, an appreciation of the challenge, circumstance, either partial or complete which is dependent on…Continue
Started by Rithu. Last reply by Peter Stephens yesterday.
Chris replied to me in the discussion he started, but somehow arranged it so I could not respond to his reply, so here is his comment and my reply to it:Chris: No Ariana, you are confusing the world that thought constructs for the 'real world'. Your 'real world' is also the product of magical thinking. If you think you 'know' the extent of the 'real world', all you actually have is ideas about it. Believing that you know what the 'real world' is IS magical thinking in action. Your 'real world'…Continue
Started by Ariana EL. Last reply by Eric Elejalde on Friday.
Perhaps, years later, maybe we should look at this quote and say 'nobody gets it'?Do you get it?Or do you maybe only think you get it?Are you speculating about it?Do you believe it?Do you have opinions about it?Do you see it?What use are thoughts about it?If you don't get it, why not?What prevents you from 'getting it'?Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Ariana EL on Monday.
When K made proclamations of truth without evidence (i.e. direct perception required before transformation, observer is the observed) were these tenets of his system of belief or were they koans, paradoxical riddles without solutions to show the inadequacy of logical reasoning? As an acolyte delving deeply into the teachings are we accepting these tenets of belief or exercising our brain in an exhaustive search for meaning, trying to solve the riddles of K's words?Continue
Started by Ceklata Koch. Last reply by Ceklata Koch on Monday.