Sunday, February 17, 2019

We are Earth...

 We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. 

As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. 

This fact is rarely, if ever, experienced by most individuals. Even those who know it to be true in theory do not sense or feel it, but continue to be aware of themselves as isolated "egos" inside bags of skin.
You are not a stranger here. 
~ Alan Watts

Sunday, February 3, 2019

If You Watch Your Own Mind...

Words and their concepts have led us away from reality and and that is the Prodigal Journey (click to read post). Now, there are some words to lead you back to yourself and Krishnamurti has done the best job of it. However, here he makes it really clear that words are not neccessary for your return, and that words are probably a hinderance for most of us. 

Can you get your mind out of words? 
It's called, "Visualization" or "Imagination", and uses a different part of the mind.
We suggest you give it a try!

How did you learn all that you are talking about, and how can we come to know it?

That is a good question, is it not? Now, if I may talk about myself a little, I have not read any books
about these things, neither the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, nor any psychological books; but as I told you, if you watch your own mind, it is all there.

So when once you set out on the journey of self-knowledge, books are not important. It is like entering a strange land where you begin to find out new things and make astonishing discoveries; but, you see, that is all destroyed if you give importance to yourself.

The moment you say, “I have discovered, I know, I am a great man because I have found out this and that,” you are lost. If you have to take a long journey, you must carry very little; if you want to climb to a great height, you must travel light.
So this question is really important, because discovery and understanding come through self-knowledge, through observing the ways of the mind. What you say of your neighbour, how you talk, how you walk, how you look at the skies, at the birds, how you treat people, how you cut a branch—all these things are important,

because they act like mirrors that show you as you are 

and, if you are alert, you discover everything anew from moment to moment.

J Krishnamurti
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