My dear friends, look at to what love has mutated in our minds. It mutated into a business. Into a business-relationship that insists on the partner’s sole ownership at most levels. The smallest violation of the rule of absolute exclusiveness in the marriage has mostly devastating consequences. Punishment, drama, war between the partners is what is left of love. Control…Continue reading It all depends on the state of our consciousness
”What about being loyal and disloyal? What about faithfulness and unfaithfulness? ”, I asked, a little confused the great oak below. ”What about it, dear friend? You have been unfaithful to me for years. And did I ever stop loving you? Did I punish you? Did I scare you? Have I ever threatened to take everything away from you and…Continue reading May this love open your eyes
The awakening or the realization to the eternal now widens a life-form’s mental portal; then there is conscious space. There are two things that will occur once a person has mentally experienced this conscious dimension. We will be able to acknowledge and accept the true nature of this dimension without definition or label. Secondly, we will experience a deeper detachment…Continue reading Eternal consciousness
“There is a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen It is a fascinating spectacle to see how the old patterns of thoughts, beliefs, conditioned programs are becoming more and more obsolete, since consciousness has entered our lives and began to spread in this way. Our true, authentic, unvarnished nature begins to shine through the layers…Continue reading When life hurts life, it hurts itself…
The innermost center is in silence. Start from there. But that is very difficult. The difficulty arises for so many reasons. The first is that you have never known silence, so the word is meaningless really. You have heard the word, you know what it means, but you do not really know what the experience of silence is, so it…Continue reading Silence – Breaking the inner monologue
START FROM THE CENTER One thing to be understood is that silence is not part of mind. So whenever we say, “He has a silent mind,” it is nonsense. A mind can never be silent. The very being of mind is anti-silence. Mind is sound, not silence. So when we say, “He has a silent mind,” it is wrong. If…Continue reading Authentic action, authentic living
A good traveler has no fixed plansand is not intent upon arriving.A good artist lets his intuitionlead him wherever it wants.A good scientist has freed himself of conceptsand keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the Master is available to all peopleand doesn’t reject anyone.He is ready to use all situationsand doesn’t waste anything.This is called embodying the light.…Continue reading ZEN and the great difference between conscience and consciousness
If you really wish to see clear, see yourself, see the world around you as it really is – not only through the filter of what you think – a kind of purification has to take place in you. I claim that you cannot really see clearly, live and love fully, if your view is blurred, and your view is…Continue reading Beliefs that blur clear seeing
THE PHARISEES SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, “WHY DOES YOUR TEACHER EAT WITH TAX COLLECTORS AND SINNERS?” -MATTHEW 9:11 If you wish to get in touch with the reality of a thing, the first thing you must understand is that every idea distorts reality and is a barrier to seeing reality. The idea is not the reality, the idea “wine” is…Continue reading Fearless and Free
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
“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…
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.
There is peace only in freedom. One who lives in slavery knows no peace. Slavery stimulates restlessness, uneasiness, which is the essence of disharmony and disorder. The world we are living in today is full of suffering, misery, uneasiness; expressed in aggression, exploitation of one another, and violence. Individually and collectively, at home in the family, and there at the…Continue reading To be born in a human form is a great responsibility, because you have to be simultaneously in two fields: the man-made field, and that which is not touched by man