There must be a center as “I”, the “me” in order to take delivery of receiving. The “me” is the construct that has been fabricated by consciousness and then taken to be a fact. Actually it is not. The “me” wants to secure its existence by storing all impressions in memory, holding them in order to analyze what happened so as to prepare for what might happen in the “future”. Continue reading
It is a process of seeing the mental formations and seeing how repetitive and ‘one-dimensional’ they are. They lack real depth because they are always sourced from memory, which consists of mere impressions of the movement of creation that once was, but is now no more. Now is always a movement of energy that never was before. The mind has the function of seeking and finding security for itself, and to this aim it records the present movement of Life and believes that it has captured aliveness, but that is always self-deception. As this self-deception, this delusion, is uncovered it loses all power. It stands as the Emperor with no clothes. Then the game is up and the tables have irreversibly turned in favor of Awareness of Reality. This Awareness, which has nothing at all in common with the space of mentation, pervades our life with an understanding that is not of words or concepts. Trusting this new understanding is then where we must put our attention. Continue reading
Below are some statements by Krishnamurti about the quality of the awareness of essence. Clearly these are not statements that can be understood with the intellect. To ponder “a movement that has no being” one must let go of all views of physics etc. One must be sensitive to a realm of perception that is not of physical sense organs. In the other statements we find wording that invites us to sense and “feel” a quality that “has no relationship with anything” and so it is untouched and untouchable. Enjoy! Continue reading
The point that Krishnamurti makes here about what he means by “feeling” is seminal and can open one up to the quality of the “essence” as he often calls it. It is there when there is no ‘experiencer’. Enjoy!
The moon was in the clouds but the mountains and the
dark hills were clear and there was a great stillness about them.
There was a large star just hanging over a wooded hill and the only
noise that came out of the valley was the mounta1n stream as it
rushed over rocks. Everything was asleep save the distant village
but its sound didn’t come as high up as this. The noise of the stream
soon faded; it was there but it didn’t fill the valley. There was no
breeze and the trees were motionless; there was the light of the pale
moon on the scattered roofs and everything was still, even the pale
shadows. Continue reading