Now, let us look at the way we live daily. On the one hand, we allow ourselves to be victimized by the past, and on the other hand, we go on creating conditionings. We go on conditioning ourselves. We go on limiting, conditioning, polluting ourselves, creating a new Prarabdham, a new destiny for ourselves. How do we do that? See…Continue reading How our own conditionings are created, and is there an alternative way of living?
Before we plunge into the inquiry of what is dying while living, would you please look with me at the phenomenon of life and living? Would you accompany me? Let us see what we imply by the words life and living. Is the earth living? Has the earth life? Do the rivers live? The oceans, the mountains, the trees, do…Continue reading In spite of you it goes on and not because of you
People read a lot and many are even proud of it. They read newspapers, books, specialist literature and hamster the knowledge found there as if it were their own. They add their opinions, their mental considerations, agree to it, reject it as it suits them. I used to read a lot too, and it was important and good in certain…Continue reading You are the source of all evil and all good in this world
So, the theme is sensitive, and for the next six days we will have to cultivate an austerity of not getting hurt or depressed when we will be exposed, in the dialogues, to certain truths of life. Truth is not a very smooth thing like velvet. Truth, like the rays of the sun, penetrates the darkness not only of ignorance,…Continue reading Need for Austerity
I often say that knowing yourself is crucial if you really want to know the human, if you want to know life and reality in its fullness, and not only as you think them to be. Self-knowledge, self-wisdom does not mean, however, that one indulges in any religious or mystical meditation or practice, while asking again and again, “Who am…Continue reading No answers. No conclusions. Just watching.
“It becomes rather a question of love seeking expression and meeting with obstacles. The inclusive mind is love in action, battling against circumstances, initially frustrated, ultimately victorious. Mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it.” – Nisargadatta Maharaj – I am That – The process of maturing does not necessarily progress with age. You can be old and immature, as…Continue reading Do not let this freedom be taken away by trying to improve others…
To understand anything – not only what I am saying, but to understand anything – what is required? To understand yourself, to understand your husband, your wife, to understand a picture, to understand the scenery, the trees, what is required? Right attention, isn’t it? Because, to understand something, you must give your whole being to it, your undivided, full, deep…Continue reading The Art of Listening
Question: It seems to me that the movement of life is experienced in relationship with people and ideas. To detach oneself from such stimulation is to live in a depressing vacuum. I need distractions to feel alive. Krishnamurti: In this question is involved the whole problem of detachment and relationship. Now, why do we want to be detached? What is…Continue reading Is relationship merely a stimulation?
What is it that most of us are seeking? What is it that each one of us wants? Especially in this restless world, where everybody is trying to find some kind of peace, some kind of happiness, a refuge, surely it is important to find out, isn’t it?, what it is that we are trying to seek, what it is…Continue reading We have so committed ourselves in different ways, that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study.
The more time I spend on this homepage, the clearer it becomes to me what function it actually has. You probably know the feeling when an important insight approaches you, when an eye-opening experience suddenly reaches you, and you know, that this insight will change your life and has already changed it. This insight, this knowing, is of value to…Continue reading This site is my own Sanctuary, my holy refuge, my retreat…
It started with observation since early childhood. Self-observation and observation of the world around me. And wondering, that so many apparently held onto so much nonsense. That so many preferred to walk around in masks rather than show themselves, that they rather followed their dramas than just to be here. That people didn’t know how to appreciate life. That loving…Continue reading If you too are tired, allow yourself to be, and rest in this aware presence that is your nature.
There is the possibility to fall in love with life itself. Not only with some aspects of the lived story, which are linked to conditions, but with life itself as it unfolds moment to moment. When you can fall in love with every movement of your hand, in every gesture, with the breath in your chest, with the sounds, fragrances,…Continue reading When you can fall in love with the crumbs on the table, you will no longer be interested in spinning stories
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present.” “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” “People don’t realize that now is all there ever…Continue reading The Reality of the Present Moment – Quotes by Eckhart Tolle