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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
Part 1, Dr. Burton - 55 min.
Part 2, Prof. Steen - 63 min.
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" Waking Up " is the most recent book by Sam Harris .
In an interview Harris observes : " In Waking Up, I do my best to cut a new path through this wilderness. The self really is an illusion—and realizing this is the basis of spiritual life. But there is nothing that need be accepted on faith…Continue
It is very difficult for the mind to be free of conditioning and the distortion it brings. Environmental influences are very subtle and influential, not to mention continuous relationship situations or issues. Thought is movement, time is movement, and thought (the mind) is fast. If attention is there, however, it can watch and check all the distorted patterns as they happen, but the mind is powerful and you wonder if attention is there at all. Conditioning is heavily ingrained, so attention…Continue
This article came out from the DC office of Dick Meyer (head of Scripps there) on friday...it has been a bit busy for me since then...
Tuesday, Al Jazeera America will be here at the house and pond to do a follow up interview from last year, that ties into this topic with Brittany Maynard on the right to…Continue
Given: Two worlds that are practically one, yet divisive enough to become impractically two.
When the two worlds are practically one, it is our world. When the two worlds are impractically two, it is my world.
The two worlds are the world as given by our senses and the world as held in our imagination. If the two do not mesh in a practical sense, we may build a bridge over that ravine, and save hours of climbing down and back up to get to the other side; good…Continue
The following book, available on Kindle may be of interest to readers here. It's the revised edition of a biography of Krishnamurti by Australian author, Christine Williams. I noticed that the preface section of the book contained an apparent endorsement by Jaap Sluitjer, of the KFA.
Link to the book: …Continue
it just dawned on me, I was suddenly aware of it,
as I sat down outside, the sun is shining, shaded by the patio roof but not for long, looking around,
ending a thought, a conversation I had been having with myself, it suddenly stops.
the air is warm and the temperature is just right,
the wind is blowing in mild gusts, I looked around at the natural beauty here,
fall has finally arrived in this hot dry high desert oasis called…Continue
you cannot lead another person, a separate brain, into itself, all you can do is to describe what you have discovered about your own brain, and how it relates to the mind and heart. there must be a flowing outward and then inward of its own accord. it cannot be induced. the person, their brain must be already inquiring, on its own without any demand by its environment, which can only cause influence…Continue
What is new cannot be known in yesterday. What is new does not come out from the same substance, nature, material of the old. It comes out so new, something so fresh, breaking out from within, a new passion, passion of the new, not the passion you already have an image or memory of. The death of the old is not the cause for the new, though they happen together but the old is never the cause of the new.
No one can teach you the new because then it becomes old. So whatever K talks…Continue
I find myself finding myself in the world I find myself in. There are two findings, and a relation set up between the two in which the first finding is of oneself in the world one finds oneself in, where the observer being the found is oneself in that world, and where the world is that which I find myself in, and the second finding is an observation that the first finding is not aware of being the finder, which finding finds the existential.
The second finding is either a step back,…Continue
Let's plow a field; a field being an action that is what it does and does what it is, which means that it is always itself from both sides of the reflection. In this sense, the definition of a field is an identity given by being identified. Let's see how such a field plows.
Let the premise of this blog be that identity is not the identified, but is the act in which the the identified is given to itself as itself. Thus, that posit is of a degenerate form that generates the forms that…Continue
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I think this is really a most tremendous question, in the sense that it questions the nature of our own psychological activity, the same activity that is threatening human existence.It is therefore of no use whatsoever to quickly throw a few answers at it and hope that it goes away.From Talk 4, Brockwood Park, September 1978:...That is, can time come to an end? Please see why it is important. Because our brains are conditioned to time, our brains are the result of a million years and more, how…Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by rachMiel 16 minutes ago.
Started by Heinz777. Last reply by Heinz777 1 hour ago.
Generally the 'Intensity of any feeling is reduced if you name it(Life ahead-K)' as if a solution to the problem. What happens to thought once it heard the name of the mischief maker of all as 'THOUGHT'? What will be it`s reaction?Continue
Started by s s v ramana rao. Last reply by s s v ramana rao 6 hours ago.
The past is a poisonous thing. Right? One hears that statement or reads that statement. What does one do with it? What do we do with it, you and I? Do we hear it and say, 'Well, yes, it may be so...' and carry on as before? Do we reject it out-of-hand as a ridiculous statement, as rhetoric? Do we just accept it as the truth? In other words, have we actually heard it at all?The past is a poisonous thing.Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D 21 hours ago.
I say I know there is thought and it is in the mind. I think of it as concepts, abstracts, words and ideas, and it is in the mind like a computer. We say if the thinking is very deep, or too complex, it is intellectual. But really everyone has the intellect, and thinks of thought as in the mind. We look at the world with the thoughts in the mind, and search for the words of the poet, words of wisdom. We think understanding is a skill of the mind, and thoughts are elements of the thinking…Continue
Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by tree on Monday.
One can see one's conditioning as it plays out in thought and action.But isn't this seeing also conditioned? Isn't *everything* that we see and feel conditioned? Is any aspect of consciousness free of conditioning?Some would say consciousness itself. Krishnamurtians might say awareness. But is this really true? Aren't consciousness and awareness both activities that arise in the conditioned mind? (Surely they don't exist apart from mind, right?) If so, aren't they also conditioned, "fruit of…Continue
Started by rachMiel. Last reply by Si on Sunday.