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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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Is it possible to be aware of the full content of a room, not resisting at all according to our ideas/tastes (to like or dislike, to focus, to try to avoid things)? Just to be aware of the noise the children are making, of the beautiful rustic table or the dust in the windows with no choice at all?
Is it possible to be aware of the jealousy, not resisting at all according to our opinions or ideas (to try to hide jealousy, to justify jealousy, to eradicate jealousy)? Just to b…Continue
Is choiceless awareness, the key to understanding the sacred, the timeless, the immeasurable, intrinsically present or is it to be assiduously cultivated? If it is the former, nothing except understanding its moment-to-moment operation is to be monitored. If it is the latter, we are doomed, for anything to be cultivated psychologically needs the operation of thought, which can at best produce a very convincing illusion.
Posted by kant on November 30, 2015 at 3:44am
Would like to talk about the possibility that de-identification with thoughts takes place in a word-less stage.. in such case there is so much alertness and there is awareness of the emotion or thought, of anger, or fear, of jealousy or aggression, of cunningness or insecurity, as the emotion is rising from the depth.. like you see it coming. So there is a feeling/awareness of anger before of the creation of the word…Continue
In a series of dialogues entitled 'Truth, Actuality and Limits of Thought' Krishnamurti and Bohm have elaborately talked about insight and its role in bringing about order in human life and society. They have talked about how it is a one-way communication in which Thought has no access to the realm beyond Mind. Hence, it is impossible to contact the 'other' through prayer, ritual, yoga, pranayama, meditation etc which are mere offshoots of Thought. Therefore, there is no way other than for…Continue
Posted by Kumar on November 27, 2015 at 5:09am
One of my latest diaries had to do with this transformation of a love affair to a matter of pain and pleasure.. repetition and routine in a relationship create a sense of boredom and this lack of excitement moves us to an eternal struggle to seek pleasure and thrill in substitutes like the game of submission/domination, the feeling of partial safety, the feeling we are necessary for our partner. Now, once…Continue
Is there a 'seeing' happening all the while, but we are not attentive to that? Is that 'seeing' not a function of the mind, but of the realm beyond the mind? Is that 'seeing' such that the whole movement is captured at one glance, moment to moment and keeps renewing itself? Does that 'seeing' remain untouched, unsullied, pure? Is that the sanctity?
I am suffering from dyspnoea and in every breath i take there is a really discrete, almost unconscious thought like "thanks God, i was able to breathe this time, what will happen next".. if such thoughts are not observed, are not fully understood they will necessary affect the body.. It seems that people tend to escape from such emotions by means of occupying the mind with something pleasant, or by trying to convince themselves everything is ok etc. Is it possible that this lack of awareness…Continue
War scatters the populations far and wide and refugees boost the human gene pool. Though it will be inconvenient for many, it may be necessary for the future of humanity. Have you ever lived/worked in a community that lacked any new blood for the past hundred years? There is a dullness that is unimaginable.
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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 bruce 7 minutes ago.
if you just drop everything.Continue
Started by Si. Last reply by bruce 13 minutes ago.
Question: It’s funny when you say at the beginning of your book that when you are doing math, 90% of the time things are not clear. Do you live in some kind of chaos? Answer: Most people fear the unknown and so they think of the situation when we don’t know something as “chaotic.” But in fact it is exactly the opposite. How much of what we think we know is really true? We have just discussed one example: mathematics. Most of us are absolutely sure that they know what math is (because of what…Continue
Started by Jane. Last reply by Adith yesterday.
Since we ar e far away from love therefore we are plunged in miseries.Can we see this?Attachments can not give us happiness.Due to attachments we are divided and therefore we suffer. Can we see this?Continue
Started by kant yesterday.
Even if one is not the mind , why does one identify himself or herself with the mind and its activities and ultimately is plunged into a lot of sorrows, pain and conflicts generally? Can one see this for his, her own happiness?
Started by kant yesterday.
Can a person who is deeply hurt, forgive others? Also does age have anything to do with the feeling of getting hurt more often. A commonly recurring incident is when people in old age feel more hurtful as they face isolation and loneliness more often. Ignored to their fate by their children. K has on many occasions talked about the feeling of hurt, but since the wounds are quite fresh, a new discussion surely will generate new ideas. What does forgiveness involve and what will it take to…Continue
Started by GOPI KRISHNA BHAMIDIPATI. Last reply by sandhiji on Sunday.
It is paramount now that the cause of terrorism must be found out So that there may be peace in the world, otherwise there is no hope.the devastations and wars may spread and in no time it may lead to world war 3.we must go to the root cause. Superficial cosmetic action like bombarding the terrorists will not help bring out peace.unless it is one world and one humanity peace is impossible Because we are the world.It is so very urgent to think and act in this line of thinking only.United Nation…Continue
Started by kant. Last reply by kant on Saturday.
Peace is paramount for one and all.the division tendency that comes up due to wrong understanding makes it impossible for the humanity.Unless one understands this one is bound to suffer as long as one is alive.Hence the necessity to understand that one is the whole without any kind of division mentality in him.
Started by kant. Last reply by kant on Thursday.
Lack of confidence in oneself does lead a man to a powerful person like a Guru .Alternatively he may go in the shelter of God or gods who are nonetheless created by him!
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Nov 23.
What does it mean to want a experience again. What did it mean having repeatation .why we want new experience
Started by lavetiyadubhushan. Last reply by bruce Nov 23.