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Where Can Peace Be Found?

“Truth must be discovered, but there is no formula for its discovery. You must set out on the uncharted sea, and the uncharted sea is yourself. You must set out to discover yourself…”
J. Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, First Series. Quest Books.

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Is Freedom from Conditioning Really Possible?
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Prof. Krishna: Are K's Teachings Practical?
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Dr. Robert Burton & Prof. Frode Steen - November 14, 2009
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Krishnamurti Quote

Goodness shows itself in behaviour and action and in relationship. Generally our daily behaviour is based on either the following of certain patterns – mechanical and therefore superficial – or according to very carefully thought-out motive, based on reward or punishment. So our behaviour, consciously or unconsciously, is calculated. This is not good behaviour. When one realizes this, not merely intellectually or by putting words together, then good behaviour comes out of negating what it is not.

The Whole Movement of Life is Learning, chapter 2: Freedom is essential for the beauty of goodness

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When Thought is Thought

  This is clarity.  This brings in the absolute.  Apparently, there is no clarity without the absolute. When thought is thought there is clarity, because the absolute is there. 

Posted by Pilgrim on May 15, 2019 at 7:24pm — 36 Comments

Freedom is to be free from the known

To be free from the social structure...

Posted by x on May 14, 2019 at 11:21am — 27 Comments

can i solve a mathematical problem being passively aware

Is it possible to solve a mathematical problem, say implement a software program, being passively aware

- I can be aware of my body, or my self as a entity in each physical action, observing its responses

- But while solving a puzzle or implementing software program. I am not able to be passively aware. while experimenting on this, I had some grasp on different way of thinking, where I am just aware of my motivation to solve the problem, and in generally the contents of the…

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Posted by Prabhanjana Kumar on May 14, 2019 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

"Goodness shows itself in behavior...", evil does too...

On the main page: “Goodness shows itself in behaviour and action and in relationship.” What of evil? I took a look and Krishnamurti does attest to evil, as he does good. He discussed evil in the context of war.

It seems people generally shy away from even thinking about evil. So much more comforting to think about good…but tolerating evil appears to lead to all those things people do not wish to see.

Twilight of the gods

We have recounted how the Æsir tolerated the…

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Posted by Thalia on May 10, 2019 at 12:28pm — 44 Comments

Krishnaji a Great Philosopher Mystic

A friend of mine made a comment which I found damn fascinating and spot on, it was : "Krishnaji is probably the Greatest of the Mystic Philosophers!"

Some people have studied Western Philosophy and some have studied Eastern Philosophy and some have studied both.

Krishnaji is one of the most unique Philosophers or Teachers or Mystics in any tradition, ever.

Feel free to share your thoughts on…

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Posted by TS on May 10, 2019 at 12:14pm — 23 Comments

Man embedded in thoughts can't have the fragrance of love.

Love is not of the  mind.K

Thus it is clear that a man revelling in  thoughts and thus of things of  mind is far far away from love, and therefore miseries abound for such a person!

Posted by kant on May 9, 2019 at 10:55pm — 7 Comments

10 Suggested Principles(revised); Phase 2

------"Dialogue is limitless. In the context of Krishnamurti, the enframements are a unique spectrum of paths. Yes, paths. There are certain questions that, in virtue of their character, can only be answered as individuals; questions that can only be heard by the individual who is called to answer."-------

        --Peter…

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Posted by David Stohler on May 5, 2019 at 5:00pm — 32 Comments

Science and its Limitations

A thought provoking, clearly written essay on the scientific enterprise and its limitations.



//To put it bluntly, the claim that there’s nothing but physical reality is either false or empty. If ‘physical reality’ means reality as physics describes it, then the assertion that only physical phenomena exist is false. Why? Because physical science – including biology and computational neuroscience – doesn’t include an account of consciousness. This is not to say that consciousness is…

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Posted by Senthil on May 4, 2019 at 1:11pm — 4 Comments

Dying to the past can be a great help

Living now with a state of dying to the past will largely help man to attain  total freedom.

Posted by kant on April 30, 2019 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Meditation

When you turn your head from horizon to horizon your eyes see a vast space in which all the things of the earth and of the sky appear. But this space is always limited where the earth meets the sky. The space in the mind is so small. In this little space all our activities seem to take place: the daily living and the daily hidden struggles with contradictory desires and motives. In this little space the mind seeks freedom, and so it is always a prisoner of itself.

Meditation is the…

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Posted by Charlie on April 28, 2019 at 1:52pm — 17 Comments

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    Ask yourself. 12 Replies

    Ask yourself. Am I quietly observing or am I working from thought? Of course the writer, the thinker, cannot understand this. They are content to be using thought, and any suggestion of not using thought, is put as a separate exercise with episodes of thought and non-thought. They don’t understand fundamentally they are conditioned, motivated by thought, and the outcome is thought. The field of thought is the basis of our industrial, technological, lives. Activities such as writing, talking,…Continue

    Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens on Friday.

    What is talking together? 10 Replies

    What is talking together?We can find a word to describe what we are doing, and so we might call it, for example, discussion or dialogue, and this is what we think is talking together. But what is the nature of the talker, in the talking together? This is meant as a meditation. The talker is to contemplate the nature of themselves, as they are talking, and see what is on the mind, and see what they are thinking, and saying.Probably we come with all the conditions, the rules, of language and of…Continue

    Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by randal Patrick Shacklett May 11.

    Can we live totally honestly? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2O_wRguSRA 8 Replies

    Krishnamurti speak about Honesty and Illusions and Integrity and ask the question, if it's possible for us to live without Illusions, with totally Honesty, to see everything as it is.How can we answer this question? how can person, who all the time played with illusions, who cannot see the things as they are, who is dishonest realize that and be finish with that? what is the moment when one realize that and change his old patterns? Is it possible to be honest everyday in all the things we can…Continue

    Started by Miguel. Last reply by Manfred May 11.

    A condition where there is no fear is possible . 3 Replies

    Living in the present with full attention entails no fear, therefore no suffering!Continue

    Tags: attention, present, living, Fear

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant May 2.

    On 'Action' 5 Replies

    Action without the self is said to be 'Action'.Other types are wrong actions only!Continue

    Tags: wrong, self, right, Action

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Apr 30.

    Unaware of the whole, there is the fragment. 62 Replies

    Unaware of the whole, there is the fragment.Now we have all these fragments trying to work along in a fragmented fashion. Even if they can verbally understand this, there seems to be no way for them to communicate, other than from their own way of thinking. The communication does not get any further than the ego. Worse, as if they don’t even get this point, they will use all kinds of sophisticated knowledge to introduce exceptions, and to maintain their complicity and conformity.I don’t even…Continue

    Started by Peter Stephens. Last reply by Peter Stephens Apr 28.

    Conflicts can totally end and it is thru self knowing only! 18 Replies

    Conflicts can end thru self knowing only  and it is from moment to moment .thus it depends on total attention only at the particular problem at the moment.Time  and analysis are totally irrelevant here.one must find out then and there thesolution and conflict ends.Also there is no need of  of any kind of analysis  now because that involves time .one depending on time can not be free for self-knowing and comparison etc. are not  at all  needed  now.Continue

    Tags: free, analysis, end, comparison, conflict

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Apr 26.

    World can be free of all miseries. 1 Reply

    One has to live meditation,love and truth to be transformed now.(K)Then only there is a possibility for the world to be free of all corruption, miseries prevalent now.(my musings,om om om!!!)Continue

    Tags: love, truth, meditation, corruption, Miseries

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Apr 18.

    Truth far away from Reality 28 Replies

    One will do well to explore truth which is far far away from reality, and actuality in life.people seldom try for it and therefore, are bound to live with suffering only!Continue

    Tags: reality, actuality, Truth

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Apr 17.

    In the search for truth thoughts are great bottlenecks. 16 Replies

    One can't move ahead as long as thought is there in man.but thoughts do dominate a mind.To be free of thoughts , nature and structure of thought must be fully understood , then only can there  be a possibility for man's having a thoughtless state.This requires great efforts(Sadhana) for a man to be totally free of thoughts.Can such freedom be attained?If this is not attained now then there is great tragedy only.Continue

    Tags: thoughtless, truth, search, attained, understanding

    Started by kant. Last reply by kant Apr 15.

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