“He never has a single thought of seeking buddhahood.”
I am one of those who has always had a deep conviction that our natural state of being in the grace of the present moment was to be found, or ‘realized’ by releasing all effort. It was one of my deepest moments of awareness when, while washing dishes and listening to a podcast by Gangaji, she asked the simple question, “What effort does it take to just be here now?” The answer that lit up for me at that moment was: NONE AT ALL. Continue reading
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Verse 10
CLEANING THE DARK MIRROR
Maintaining unity is virtuous,
for the inner world of thought is one
with the external world
of action and of things.
At 89 years of age, Krishnamurti speaks at a public talk at Brockwood Park in the UK on 26 August 1984: “Seeing Fear as an Extraordinary Jewel”. Krishnamurti died on February 17, 1986.
timecode 101:00 -110:04 “And we were talking about security”:
Negating without resistance
this content of consciousness
is the beauty and compassion of intelligence.
It’s this intelligence that is in operation in the universe
if you leave it alone.
What does it mean to “negate this content of consciousness”? When Krishnamurti speaks of negating my understanding is that he means having the insight from moment to moment that all the content of our consciousness, our thoughts, opinions, fears, desires etc. have been created out of thin air. Our mind has conjured up the entire framework within which all of these concepts are couched. The very foundation of our worldview is something that is based on concepts, which are constructed of the past. Our past impressions serve as the reservoir for our so-called knowledge and on that foundation we build our world. Continue reading
It is confusing to lump all activity of our brain under the term ‘thoughts’. I see my brain carrying out operations similar to a CPU on the computer: it operates according to a program and that program is called ‘survival’. Many physiological/psychological operations are governed by this program and rightly so. It allows our existence as physiological streams of consciousness to function smoothly. This program is fed by the entire pool of human experience from way back and also beyond the circles of cultures in the world – although they make up part of the pool of relevant experiences. Continue reading
“All you need to do is give up thoughts.”
You can give up chocolate, you can give up sugar, you can give up soft drinks, you can give up chips, you can give up cigarettes, beer, wine, texting, sitting in the cafe etc. etc. Anything you feel you are dependent on is something you might consider giving up. But all you need to do is give up thoughts. That takes care of all the rest. Continue reading
I know that it is nowadays a lot to ask you to listen carefully, watching the face and the expression in the eyes when you listen to someone talking. Please give it one more try – listen to this sweet old man, full of love and understanding as he talks about us, you and me, and the ‘book of life’ that each of us is. Enjoy! Continue reading
“This vast, measureless space lies outside the measure of thought, and thought is the known. Meditation is the emptying of consciousness of its content, the known, the ‘me’.”