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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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In the world where objects appear to exist independent of the Individual observing them, it appears that there is a movement of teacher and a student. There was a time i believed that my education and learning was coming from reading the materials of other objective beings existing in the world. Authors which books i read, videos i have watched, and audios i have listened, materials which gave me ideas and began to shape my world view and gave me new understanding about my Self. I owned many…Continue
Posted by Voltuzi on March 7, 2014 at 7:07am
So here is something that I've been wondering about lately. I think K is getting at it here in this excerpt, but I am failing to really grasp what this means. Say one does desire to know oneself, and one puts forth an effort to reach for self-knowledge. Say one has been a heavy drinker in the past, and then one decides to give up alcohol in order to gain a better awareness of what really is. And this is a big effort, a huge act of the will. One is trying to be self-aware about the desire and…Continue
Q: My father died recently. Can one send positive thought forms to the dead?
K: My father died recently. Can one send thought to him. Right sir? Look, I am not a medium. Right? You know nothing about all these things. As I explained before, the whole thing is this sir, please try to understand what I am saying. Understand, learn from me, not accept it. My father dies, he has lived the ordinary life of the ordinary person, the…Continue
Posted by sandhiji on February 26, 2014 at 11:20am
Implications of actually what k has achieved in his life time is not widely appreciatedAs his works premedates the awakening consciousness it would be wondered in the future if ever such a teacher did actually walk this earth!What k acheived is remarkable considering his nemesis power!He was singlehandedly able to talk the talk and walk the walk till finally his unadulterated whole work was available to any human crying out for truth.Now it is next to impossible to put the genie in the…Continue
We have been discussing the self, along with a dialogue between K and a Buddhist monk, among other things, in the chat room for a while now. Different people have shared their views on this, and generally the chats on this topic have been outstanding. There are strong views on this subject, that differ fundamentally and some differ in only some aspects.
Skyblack suggested that I start a blog about it, so I thought I would if for no other reason than to show skyblack that I can…Continue
this doesn't mean letting them run wild
it doesn't mean there is no guidance
but it would be a totally different approach to parenting and education, it seems to me
the teacher, the parent, is a facilitator
rather than an instructor
the relationship is built on trust
when I was working with aggressive kids
I found that this simple concept of trust was almost totally missing in their lives
again and again, these kids had grown up…
Posted by Therese Okamoto on February 17, 2014 at 2:13am
The following exchange of ideas took place in David Bohm's office at the University of London, U.K. on February 26, 1987. Taking part were David Bohm, E.T. Nada and Coleen Rowe.
The conversation began with a discussion of the dialogue between Bohm and Krishnamurti in the book "The Ending Of Time".
The specific point was being adressed was the idea of the "ground" and what…Continue
Krishnamurti:You should also inquire why from childhood we are hurt psychologically. Most of us psychologically are wounded, and from that wound, wether one is conscious of it or not, many of our problems arise. The wound to a child is by a scolding, by saying something ugly, brutal, violent. When you say 'I am wounded' who is it that is wounded? Is it the image that you have built about yourself that is wounded the psyche?From: "In the present is the whole of time." Washington '85, Talk…Continue
You have touched on what I see as the main problem with dialogue in any context. K said enquiry is freedom from the known. To engage in a conflict free dialogue, whether about K or anything else, would mean we all put aside what we think we know. So yes, discussion will seem counterproductive amongst a group of people who all see themselves as well read and understanding K, if they start with what they think they know. This is definitely what is going on here and other places, in regards to…Continue
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For new readers, this is a continuation of the discussion thread about memory: Is there any part of us which is not memory? Paul: Why does thought have to be involved? You are not even questioning this. Involved in what? If it's just the shoddy little game of making oneself feel better, which we all seem to play, then thought is there, heading the field. But I might not be whom thought says I am, and you might not be whom you are, or think you are. Sir, this is all too immense for thought. We…Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D 49 minutes ago.
Socrates was told at Delphi « Know your Self ».Did the oracle mean: ‘re-cognize’ who you are Socrates…or, rather did she mean.. ‘Heal Thyself Socrates’?To re-cognize (roughly speaking: ‘to know again’) - implies searching for ‘the one’ I want to know about…and this search is a ‘trick’ played on itself by thought - this search means suffering. While ‘I’ tries to finds out’, ‘realizes’, ‘recognizes’…I suffer!This ‘recognition’ turns ‘the ignorant’ into ‘one who knows ‘ and who ‘sees’ that he(she)…Continue
Started by Joseph Valencia. Last reply by Peter Stephens 2 hours ago.
the spirit will move you when the words enter your souland in that response only Listening will create an intelligent question instead of knowing instead of thinking that you know think about what you don't know if for no other reason that the only way you are really Listening no matter how much you SAY you're Listening is when you're wondering so just by thinking that you are Listening you're not really actually Listening to be what is Listening you are waiting to share how wonderfully the…Continue
Started by Therese Okamoto yesterday.
I want to look into time, not only as a crucial issue in meditation, but to see if it's possible to live without time psychologically and what that would mean, what are the implications etc. I will be reading what K has to say about time and I will be exploring and relating my own investigation, inquiry. Surely, living without time psychologically must be an extraordinary thing, it is an extraordinary thing, it means living in the present. As I, am both the teacher and the student, both the…Continue
Started by MJK. Last reply by Ken yesterday.
The Higher PantheismBy Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892) THE SUN, the moon, the stars, the seas, the hills and the plains— Are not these, O Soul, the Vision of Him who reigns? Is not the Vision He? tho’ He be not that which He seems? Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? Earth, these solid stars, this weight of body and limb, Are they not sign and symbol of thy division from Him? Dark is the world to thee: thyself art the reason why; For is He not all but thou, that…Continue
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Last Lines By Emily Brontë (1819–1848) NO coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear. O God within my breast, Almighty, ever-present Deity! Life—that in me has rest, As I—undying Life—have power in Thee! Vain are the thousand creeds That move men’s hearts: unutterably vain; Worthless as withered weeds, Or idlest froth amid the boundless main, To waken doubt in one Holding so…Continue
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Indian Meditation By Arthur Symons WHERE shall this self at last find happiness? O Soul, only in nothingness. Does not the Earth suffice to its own needs? And what am I but one of the Earth’s weeds? All things have been and all things shall go on Before me and when I am gone; This self that cries out for eternity Is what shall pass in me: The tree remains, the leaf falls from the tree. I would be as the leaf, I would be lost In the identity and death of frost, Rather than draw the…Continue
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Of Mere Being by Wallace StevensThe palm at the end of the mind,Beyond the last thought, risesIn the bronze decor,A gold-feathered birdSings in the palm, without human meaning,Without human feeling, a foreign song.You know then that it is not the reasonThat makes us happy or unhappy.The bird sings. Its feathers shine.The palm stands on the edge of space.The wind moves slowly in the branches.The bird’s fire-fangled feathers dangle down..Continue
Started by anyone on Monday.