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Continuing form the previous post: the member that commented has sated correctly “This is a beautiful extract about Krishnaji. I have read it before, and all I will say is it is very powerful and clearly shows Krishnaji walks the talk. Thanks for posting it. Those who have eyes will see clearly why this is so beautiful, and to those who cannot see, no matter what you say to them, they will not see the beauty in this”. Appreciate the insight.
In this post i will address something…Continue
In our little community of voluminous extracts from K and me rarely citing an extract i would like to make an exception and a share one extract that's very dear to me for reasons.......actually i was wondering (foolishly) if anyone can identify why this extract is so beautiful....
"At one Thursday evening discussion there was a change. The front row of chairs was reserved. Gordon Pearce told me…Continue
A quote from a course I'm taking on Dzogchen (Tibetan Buddhism):
“Choiceless awareness” (is) a term coined and defined by Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895–1986), who characterized it as the observation of whatever is occurring in the present moment, without any reaction, resistance, justification, or condemnation. ... However, without having realization of rigpa*, one is simply resting in one’s ordinary dualistic mind, like a marmot sunning on a rock ... “The marmot…Continue
The author of the post “the kingdom of heaven” has implicitly claimed to be an authority on K-teachings, eastern philosophies and “OUR little community”.
The post starts off under the guise of an impartial investigation into these matters but hides the ulterior motive of disparaging eastern school of thoughts. The post starts by citing only one sentence on Christianity but very quickly leads an attack into eastern philosophies primarily disparaging Hindu philosophies and a point to…Continue
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Gaaaggghhh!This argument keeps cropping up and is completely misleading and based on a false premise.The argument usually goes: "I was driving for two hours and when I reached my destination I couldn't remember the journey. Therefore I wasn't aware."Point one: If you weren't aware you would have crashed in the first fifteen seconds and would now be in hospital.Point two: There is no 'I was aware'. There is only 'I am aware'. Or, perhaps to be more accurate, there is not 'awareness was', only…Continue
Started by Chris Dent. Last reply by Marcus 2 hours ago.
This topic came from a discussion Chris and I were having in another thread about whether awareness could change, evolve, learn, be conditioned. And the old classic: Is "my" awareness mine? Do I create it? Or does the the Rick mind have access to a Universal Awareness kind of thingie? Both? Neither? I gave it a very broad title, The Nature of Awareness, so that we wouldn't feel we needed to move in any particular direction, have any specific goals beyond exploring awareness. So if it…Continue
Started by Rick. Last reply by tree 3 hours ago.
If one is in sorrow due to miserable conditions of oneself in family or society then if one cotmplates one can find out the cause, .if cause is removed totally then one attains great happiness.And the cause is :one has drifted away and away from Love only.
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Nov 11.
This was a throwaway question, put by K to his audience in London in June, 1962. The theme of the talk was psychological time and at the end of the talk came another comment from the audience:Questioner: I find it impossible to be aware all the time.Krishnamurti: Don't be aware all the time. Just be aware in little bits. Please, there is no being aware all the time - that is a dreadful idea. It is a nightmare, this terrible desire for continuity. Just be aware for one minute, for one second,…Continue
Started by Paul D. Last reply by Paul D Nov 7.
Me's are different, nay,many , do fight with each other, thus fighting expand ,lead to devastationsIn this world.What is this Me?If bad, how can it be totally obliterated from man's consciousness?Continue
Started by kant. Last reply by kant Nov 1.
Is nonduality the nature of all of existence?If so then *everything* is nondualistic, including things we'd normally call dualistic: seeing/feeling the world as self vs. other, dividing the whole into parts, thinking analytically about something, etc. Or is nonduality a certain way of looking/acting/being on the part of an individual? If so then X is nondualistic only if I don't see/feel myself as separate from X. I guess what I'm asking is: Is nonduality "objectively" real (independent of…Continue
Started by Rick. Last reply by Ken Oct 21.