Saturday, February 21, 2015

Movie Pics... Kumare

Sometimes, people pay us a sincere compliment (which is nice) and we always respond by pointing out that fact that whatever it is that they see in us, is only possible because it is alive and awake in them.
  It is only possible to see the contents of your own consciousness. 
Good, bad or indifferent, what you are witnessing is alive in you. We, at that moment, just happen to be good mirrors for them. We are able to reflect this for them because our mirror is less distorted than most and we spend a lot of time cleaning it which is a benefit to us all.

This brings us to one of our new favorite movies, Kumare. A beautiful experiment in transformation and revealing the power within.  Kumare is about a young man's attempt to expose the phoniness that he sees in the Guru business by play-acting one himself. It starts out as a sort-of spoof and it turns into a trans-formative journey for the new Guru and the followers who joined him. On the surface, it seems to poke fun at the 'gullible-ness' of humanity but the truth is that it exposes a crucial fact that all Gurus, real and phony alike, play a role as a catalyst to awaken what is stirring inside of them. That is why we love the acronym, G.U.R.U... Gee, You Are You.

To us, the movie is proof-positive that all people are projecting their own life-movie on their own screen of space. People are sincerely seeing wonderous things in Kumare, which the movie-viewer might be inclined to laugh at as an inside joke. But, again, they are REALLY seeing it... and since the movie viewer knows its not actually from Kumare... It has to be in the student. This is a real revelation and will not spoil any of the drama in the film for you, but we think some people might miss its importance as the final scene plays out!
BTW... we saw it on Netflix

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Become Love...

To know something intellectually, man uses his mind to break it down into its parts, observe its
relationships and behaviors, collect information, analyse and relate the data to all previous collected data. This activity is VERY limited because thought is all built upon the past and, typically, in response to the 5 senses. Thought cannot come upon anything that is new... just different and usually more complex arrangements of what already exists.

To know something spiritually, Man must BECOME it. 

Thought can never Know Love... it can only think about it.

 So, to know love we must become it, which is the greatest of mankind's endeavors.

Ah yes... and then there is Valentines Day. In contrast to Man's pinnacle of knowledge (knowing Love), Valentines Day seems a bit childish and silly. But we learn we can love the silliness and embrace the childishness when we grow up our spiritual selves and put away the relationships and so-called love, that is based upon self-gratification.

 Here, Krishnamurti explains it well:

"The process of thought ever denies love. It is thought that has emotional complications, not love. Thought is the greatest hindrance to love. Thought creates a division between what is and 'what should be', and on this division morality is based; but neither the moral nor the immoral know love. This moral structure, created by the mind to hold social relationships together, is not love, but a hardening process like that of cement. Thought does not lead to love, thought does not cultivate love, for love cannot be cultivated as a plant in the garden. The very desire to cultivate love is the action of thought. If you are at all aware, you will see what an important part thought plays in your life. Thought obviously has its place, but it is in no way related to love. What is related to thought can be understood by thought, but that which is not related to thought cannot be caught by the mind. You will ask, then what is love? Love is a state of being in which thought is not; but the very definition of love is a process of thought, and so it is not love. We have to understand thought itself, and not try to capture love by thought. The denial of thought does not bring about love. There is freedom from thought only when its deep significance is fully understood; and, for this, profound self-knowledge is essential, not vain and superficial assertions. Meditation and not repetition, awareness and not definition, reveal the ways of thought. Without being aware and experiencing the ways of thought, love cannot be."
 - Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, Series 1,16,Choiceless Awareness

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Understanding the final scene in the movie "Frequencies"

We recommended the movie, "Frequencies" in a recent post
and after some discussion about it with friends, it seems that it would be useful to give some background info to help better understand just how powerful the final scene is. If you will recall in that scene, Theo, (who really is the main character in my opinion), is chatting with his father who leaves in disappointment after he discovers that Theo has discovered the proverbial, "Theory of Everything" and now knows everything that is going to happen. Theo's quest for understanding came early in life which is what the early scenes in the movie are about. Theo tells his father that just because he knows the "score" of the play, he can still enjoy the performance. Theo does not yet fully know who he is until that final scene in which he stops time. Then he nonchalantly claims, "So... that's it then".

I say that Theo is the main character in the story, (not the movie of course) because the main plot centers around him and his awakening. Just like in real life... the drama is played out by other characters while Theo is relatively in the background and not seen much at all, until the end. Theo's father is actually playing the part of Judas, the reveal-er, and has to say goodbye in the final scene and Theo does not seem to upset about it. You see, this story is Theo's mystical revelation to the inheritance of "The Kingdom". If you look at Judas as a state of consciousness that reveals the truth, and Jesus as the consciousness of revealed truth... then you see that Judas must leave or,"commit suicide" in order for the new state of consciousness to remain permanent. One cannot be in two states of consciousness at the same time... You can not be Jesus and Judas, so Judas must go and Judas knows he must.

Below I am introducing you to some quotes by Neville taken from some of his transcribed lectures, which describe the phenomena in final scene and give it some meaning. It is one of the final acts in the play of self-realization... You know... the one when you know you are God. 

Neville From "Who is the Son of Man?"

   .... "Dominion is supremacy in determining and deciding and directing the actions of others. It is really ascendancy over human and unhuman forces, such as assures being obeyed.

Now, let me give you an experience of mine that you may taste of this power that is in store for you.