the bee whispering

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Krishnamurti:

“Meditation is not words, a mantram, or self hypnosis, the drug of illusions. It must happen without your volition. It must take place in the quiet stillness of the night, when you are suddenly awake and see that the brain is quiet and there is a peculiar quality of meditation going on. It must take place as silently as a snake among the tall grass, green in the fresh morning light. It must take place in the deep recesses of the brain. Meditation is not an achievement. There is no method, system or practice. Meditation begins with the ending of comparison, the ending of the becoming or not becoming. As the bee whispers among the leaves so the whispering of meditation is action.” 
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal

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wu wei transformation

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vortex

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Freedom

When we are caught in problems, in pain, thought breeds an idea or feeling which is “the opposite” of pain, of constraints: freedom. So there is the idea of “freedom” over there, somewhere, and I must get there by doing many things over here, in the field of bondage. Freedom in then the result, the reward that lies at the end of the process.

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drinking clear water

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Thought cannot hold this moment,

for this moment is not of time.

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My Comment:
In this last entry of K’s Journal  he puts it very clearly: “…this moment is not of time”. To consider his words we must go into the question of what time actually is. Can we consider time without reference to memory, the past? without projecting that impression from a past occurrence slightly modified into the future? To be in the present moment sounds so very simple and indeed, it is not a complex process. However, since our very world is made up of thoughts that arise from a fabric of past/future it is not an easy task.  Continue reading

free the mind of its burden

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A contemplation on Nothingness and Reality

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Every living thing was still in the mystery of that moment of meditation. Your own mind was timeless, without measure; there was no yardstick to measure how long that moment lasted. Only there was a stirring and an awakening, the parrots and the owls, the crows and the mynah, the dogs and a voice across the river. And suddenly the sun was just over the trees, golden and hidden by the leaves. Now the great river was awake, moving; time, length, width and volume were flowing and all life began which never ended.

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that incommunicable mystery

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…the whole of you, must be at the same level,

at the same time, with the same intensity…

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Krishnamurti:

In the secret recesses of the mind, truth has been pushed aside by symbols, words, images; in them there is no mystery, they are the churnings of thought. In knowledge and its action there is wonder, appreciation and delight. But mystery is quite another thing. It is not an experience, to be recognized, stored up and remembered. Experience is the death of that incommunicable mystery; to communicate you need a word, a gesture, a look, but to be in communion with that, the mind, the whole of you, must be at the same level, at the same time, with the same intensity as that which is called mysterious. This is love. With this the whole mystery of the universe is open.

Krishnamurti’s Journal, April 10, 1975

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our poverty

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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.

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My reflections:

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

pour out the contents

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“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’.”

Krishnamurti Journal 10-22-1973

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Pour out all that is being held in your mind,

just pour it out into the vast ocean of space.

That is meditation.

Just let it go…

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a totally different kind of energy

“When the controller is the controlled,

seen as an absolute fact, as truth,

then there comes about a totally different kind of energy

which transforms what is.”

Krishnamurti

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My Comment:

The thought-form that most of us grew up with is that there exists an ‘outside agency’ that is on its own, completely independent of us. To state that ‘the controller is the controlled’ and ‘the experiencer is the experience’  turns our world literally on its head.  Continue reading