medicine for the mind

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Just don’t seek from others or you’ll be far estranged from Self.

I now go on alone; everywhere I meet It: It is now me; I now am not It.

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natural sexuality

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I have always found Krishnamurti to be one of the clearest voices in our modern times. The following conversation with Rom Landau on the topic of sex is a most straightforward view on sexuality and why humanity has such problems with a natural understanding of the role of sex and its relationship to love and affection in our lives.
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understanding dreams

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living without evaluation and conclusions

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I am posting the entire chapter on dreams from K’s booklet The Urgency of Change as I find it so very clear on many points that he brings together, such as the following statements:

  • The mind refuses to see things directly, to be aware of itself without the word and the symbol ~
  • Symbols are a device of the brain to protect the psyche; this is the whole process of thought ~
  • The “me” is a symbol, not an actuality ~

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A Selection of True Awakening Experiences Part III

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This article is in response to Barbara Franken’s challenge: link

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I am asked to relate my awakening experience. This article is about the time that I first became aware of all that we take to be ‘the world’ is not what we think it is. It was in 1966 and I was a 16-year-old who had hitch-hiked to Istanbul from Trieste, Italy where I lived at that time. Continue reading

the power to breed illusion

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Krishnamurti:

Look beyond the mountain; in that look are the nearby houses, the meadows, the shapely hills and the mountains themselves; when you drive a car, you look well ahead, three hundred yards or more; that look takes in the side roads, that car that is parked, the boy that is crossing and the lorry that’s coming towards you, but if you merely watched the car ahead of you, you would have an accident. The distant look includes the near but looking at what is near does not include the distant.

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self-pity

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Krishnamurti on Suffering:

 Self-pity is one of the elements of sorrow. Another element is being attached to someone and encouraging or fostering his attachment to you. Sorrow is not only there when attachment fails you but its seed is in the very beginning of that attachment. In all this the trouble is the utter lack of knowing oneself. Knowing oneself is the ending of sorrow. We are afraid to know ourselves because we have divided ourselves into the good and the bad, the evil and the noble, the pure and the impure. The good is always judging the bad, and these fragments are at war with each other.

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real action

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Krishnamurti real action

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Krishnamurti – Real Action

That is what we have been talking about this morning, the emptying of the mind of the ‘me’ and ‘you’ and the ‘we’ and ‘they.’ Then you can live from moment to moment, endlessly, without struggle, without conflict. But that is real action, not conflict, brutality and violence.

from The Flight of the Eagle

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