By J. Krishnamurti
Those choices current the center of Krishnamurti's instructing on meditation, taken from discussions with small teams, in addition to from public talks to massive audiences. His major topic is the basic have to glance inward, to understand ourselves, so as fairly to appreciate our own—and the world's—conflicts. we're the global, says Krishnamurti, and it truly is our person chaos that creates social ailment. He bargains undying insights into the resource of real freedom and knowledge.
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The paper untouched by the brush is an integral part of the picture and never mere backing. ” Here, then, we have what Robert Linssen has called a spiritual materialism—a standpoint far closer to relativity and field theory in modern science than to any religious supernaturalism. But whereas the scientific comprehension of the relative universe is as yet largely theoretical, these Eastern disciplines have made it a direct experience. Potentially, then, they would seem to offer a marvelous parallel to Western science, but on the level of our immediate awareness of the world.
Seems to have no meaning. What is light to the eye is sound to the ear. I have the image of the senses being terms, forms, or dimensions not of one thing common to all, but of each other, locked in a circle of mutuality. Closely examined, shape becomes color, which becomes vibration, which becomes sound, which becomes smell, which becomes taste, and then touch, and then again shape. (One can see, for example, that the shape of a leaf is its color. ) I see all these sensory dimensions as a round dance, gesticulations of one pattern being transformed into gesticulations of another.
But the transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception or the curing of a disease. It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of wrong habits and opinions. ” The practice of Taoism or Zen in the Far East is therefore an undertaking in which the Westerner will find himself confronted with many barriers erected quite deliberately to discourage idle curiosity or to nullify wrong views by inciting the student to proceed systematically and consistently upon false assumptions to the reductio ad absurdum.
This Light in Oneself by J. Krishnamurti