Thursday, January 26, 2017

What Happens when the Industry of Entertainment Takes Over...

"When you have been brought up from childhood to amuse yourself and escape from yourself through entertainment, religious or otherwise, and when most of the psychologists say that you must express everything you feel and that any form of holding back or restraint is detrimental, leading to  various forms of neuroticism, you naturally enter more and more into the world of sport, amusement and entertainment...

all helping you to escape from yourself, from what you actually are.

When the industry of entertainment takes over, as it is gradually doing now, when the young people, the students, the children, are constantly instigated to pleasure, to fancy, to romantic sensuality, the words restraint and austerity are pushed away, never even given a thought.

I am not talking about the austerity of the monks, the sannyasis, who deny the world, who clothe their bodies with some kind of uniform or just a cloth—this denial of the material world is surely not austerity.

You probably won’t even listen to this, to what the implications of austerity are.  The understanding of the nature of what you are, without any distortions, without any bias, without any reactions
to what you discover you are, is the beginning of austerity."  - Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti to Himself, pp 47-48

Read more Krishnamurti at http://thekrishnamurti.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Facts about Facts...

by Tim Che'

Facts always follow... They never precede. 

In other words, when one looks at a fact, any fact at all, something came before the fact that made it a fact. 

"Things which are seen were not made of things which do appear"(Heb 3:9)

 That thing, the thing that all things come from, is consciousness, aka "light" 
Lesser known, and more accurately defined as the Imagination

"All things were made by it; and without it was not anything made that was made" (John 1:3)

 Here we are establishing causality. You have to decide right here, right now, whether you are a cause, or the effect of a cause. There is no kinda-sorta-maybe about it. To accept yourself as the cause comes with the ultimate responsibility, and goes against EVERYTHING that you have been taught. It opposes the logical, rational mind... and almost EVERYONE will think you are crazy. Stop reading now if you are not open to the possibility that You are the cause.

"Material substance is but the shadow of the Imagination that brought it about."(Neville). 

 When you look at the world around you, what you see has more to do with the arrangement of your
mind and less to do