Thursday, December 26, 2013

Love is not Sentiment...


Obviously love is not sentiment. To be sentimental, to be emotional, is not love, because sentimentality and emotion are mere sensations. A religious person who weeps about Jesus or Krishna, about his guru and somebody else is merely sentimental, emotional. He is indulging in sensation, which is a process of thought, and thought is not love. Thought is the result of sensation, so the person who is sentimental, who is emotional, cannot possibly know love. Again, aren’t we emotional and sentimental? Sentimentality, emotionalism, is merely a form of self-expansion. To be full of emotion is obviously not love, because a sentimental person can be cruel when his sentiments are not responded to, when his feelings have no outlet. An emotional person can be stirred to hatred, to war, to butchery. A man who is sentimental, full of tears for his religion, surely, has no love. - Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom, pp 232-233

Is forgiveness love? What is implied in forgiveness? You insult me and I resent it, remember it; then, either through compulsion or through repentance, I say, "I forgive you." First I retain and then I reject. Which means what? I am still the central figure; it is I who am forgiving somebody. As long as there is the attitude of forgiving it is I who am important, not the man who is supposed to have insulted me. So when I accumulate resentment and then deny that resentment, which you call forgiveness, it is not love. A man who loves obviously has no enmity and to all these things he is indifferent. Sympathy, forgiveness, the relationship of possessiveness, jealousy and fear all these things are not love. They are all of the mind, are they not? - Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom, p 233

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Beyond the Consciousness of Fascism...

Freedom to Fascism is an Internet film by director Aaron Russo. Its title reveals its content as it relates to current affairs in this country.

It is a real eye-opener about some dire possibilities that exist as potential truths that could affect the freedoms and the way of life we have become so comfortable with in our society.

This film raises some important questions that directly relate to the power of the "states of 
consciousness" we entertain individually and collectively. It is also a magnificent opportunity to learn to exercise the power of redemption -- that is, our ability to revise any images in our mind of the past, present or future, to conform to our ideals. Such a revision will affect a change in the world, and yes, that includes the past that we all love to believe is so permanent. This revision is not an idle rearrangement of language in the chattering mind. It is actually creating images in the mind and stepping into them and feeling the realness of the images with full sensory detail.

With this in mind, it is very useful to remember that the belief in a thing is more powerful than the thing itself. This is fundamental to the "law of attraction." It is the foundation of the reality we are each creating with our imaginal activities -- the images we are holding in our minds.

Friday, December 13, 2013

How Can I Help the World?

The World Does Not Need Your Help. 
The fact of your existence is exactly enough.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Movie pics: Ground Hogs Day...

One of the GREAT spiritual movies of all time. I'm quite sure that most people missed that. I know that I missed it when I first saw it years ago . Full of cliche's and silly humor with an underlying revelation of refined soul searching. What is happening to me? Who am I? and who could I become? and how long can it take? Is it ego eradication or ego refinement? Perhaps a purification of the 'self' through the reflections of the endless mirrors around us. Going into each mirror completely.

Is it about waking up? Spiritually? What are Sonny and Cher trying to tell him every morning?  "I got you babe.."   Ever felt like that? "Here we go again!" as we hit the alarm?

Could it be showing us how the entire world is characters on your stage that you created. Existing only for you. Dancing with you the dance that you create. At first, of course, you don't realize that you are creating the dance. The over-grown ego fights against it, same day after same day trying to alter it but starting again the same everyday

Or is it a parody, a parallel of how we go through every possible situation in the play of life in order to attain that perfect image. You see the ego at first trying to manipulate situations satisfy it's petty desires, then out of sheer frustrated exhaustion, tries in endless ways and endless days, to kill himself trying to break the cycle.

The end of the movie, you get the sense that tens of thousands of repeated days have culminated to the perfect day that we get to witness as a result.

One of our favorites... Highly recommended! Watch it again with your new eyes open.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Intuition... Intelligence or Deception?

Tomorrow morning, 12-4-13, at 9am MST,  we will be discussing Intuition on Casual Conversations on Consciousness at The following is copied from and is worth reviewing before the show. You can join us by calling 917-889-2275 and press 1 if you would like to join the conversation! The Einstein quote is a nice addition!
 Recently a poster stated that there was 'a set definition' for insight. He said that insight was instant. He said that insight was intuition and intuition was 'direct perception of Truth. I want first to make it clearer what K said about insight and intuition, so we get the terms of reference clear viz-a-viz the K teaching. Here is a passage from a talk given in 1952
'Question: What is the relationship between what the psychologists call intuition and what you call understanding?
Krishnamurti: Don't let us bother about what the psychologists say. What do you mean by intuition? We use that word, don't we? I have used the word understanding very often. Let us find out what it means.
What do we mean by intuition? Don't introduce what other people say. You use that word intuition. What is an intuitive feeling? Whether it is right or wrong, you have a feeling that it must be so or it must not be so. By intuitive feeling, we mean a feeling that is not rationalized, that is not very logically thought out, a feeling which you ascribe to beyond the mind, which you call a flash from higher consciousness. We are not seeing if there is intuition or not, but we want to find out the truth of it.

The Keyboard of Life...

Play your song in the key of life

Dance the notes of your existence and the  harmonies of your dreams

Waltz through the infinite states of your heart's desires

Join us live every Wednesday morning at 9am MST for Casual Conversations on Consciousness  and you can join us by calling in at 917-889-2275 and press 1 if you have a question.