By J. Krishnamurti
"What is critical is to envision unemotionally, no longer simply intellectually...the mind does not remedy any challenge; it may in simple terms invent loads of rules, theories. Nor can emotion burn up the urgency of the issues that one has to stand and unravel. what's precious, it kind of feels to me, is a brain that's in a position to exam. to check there needs to be freedom from own perspectives, with a brain that's not guided through one's personal temperament, inclination, neither is forced via circumstances.....it turns out to me that one needs to examine them, now not as someone, yet as a human being..the person supercedes the individual...human beings have an analogous universal issue of sorrow, of pleasure, of unresolved miseries, despairs, the monstrous loneliness of contemporary life, the utter meaninglessness of lifestyles because it is lived now during the world;if shall we think of those difficulties as human beings... then probably we will be able to intelligently, with care, unravel our problems."
An wide compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions within the united states, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the accumulated Works were conscientiously authenticated opposed to current transcripts and tapes. every one quantity incorporates a frontispiece picture of Krishnamurti , with query and topic indexes on the end.
The content material of every quantity isn't restricted to the topic of the identify, yet relatively bargains a special view of Krishnamurti's amazing teachings in chosen years. The accumulated Works bargains the reader the chance to discover the early writings and dialogues of their such a lot whole and actual shape.
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And you must have that reaction, otherwise you're dead. That reaction becomes desire, and the more you think about that desire, the more it gives you either pain or pleasure. If it is painful you try to avoid thinking about it, but if it is pleasurable, you think about it. You can't say, "Well, I won't have pleasure". You have to understand the whole machinery of this very complex process, both physiological and psychological. To observe very clearly demands a clear perception. Sir, have you ever watched a flower?
Have you observed what the content of your pleasure is, how that pleasure arises, what is implied in that pleasure? Look, sir; make it very simple. There is the visual perception of a woman, a beautiful car, or something or other. The perception evokes, stimulates sensation, and from that sensation there is desire. I think about that desire, which gives me pleasure. We will find out what remains when we've understood pleasure. Questioner: If I see a woman without thought..... Krishnamurti: The gentleman wants to know what happens.
The mind, the brain, the whole structure can only understand the state of mind which has no time at all when it has understood the nature of memory and thought. Then we can face and begin to understand the nature of death. Death now is something in the distance, over there. We turn our backs on it; we run away from it; we have theories about it; we rationalize it; or we have hopes beyond it. In Asia, in India they believe in reincarnation, and that's their hope. This doesn't mean that we have understood the whole beauty of death.