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29 August, 2007

CATCH THE LIGHT ~ EXCELLENT BY KRISHNAMURTI!


=== JKrishnamurti.org - Daily Quote ===

Are you anything in yourself?

Questioner: If I have no image of myself, then I am nothing.

Krishnamurti: But are you anything anyhow? [Laughter] Please don’t laugh, this is much too serious. Are you anything in yourself? Strip yourself of your name, title, money, position, your little capacity to write a book and be flattered—and what are you? So why not realize and be that? You see, we have an image of what it is to be nothing, and we don’t like that image; but the actual fact of being nothing, when you have no image, may be entirely different. And it is entirely different. It is not a state that can be realized in terms of being nothing or of being something. It is entirely different when there is no image of yourself. And to have no image of yourself demands tremendous attention, tremendous seriousness. it is only the attentive, the serious, that live, not the people who have images of themselves.

The Collected Works, Vol. XV - 196

23 August, 2007

~ WHEN ENERGY IS NOT WASTED ~ KRISHNAMURTI


=== JKrishnamurti.org - Daily Quote ===

When energy is not wasted

To bring about a good society, human beings have to change. You and I must find the energy, the impetus, the vitality to bring about
this radical transformation of the mind, and that is not possible if we do not have enough energy. We need a great deal of energy to bring about a change within ourselves, but we waste our energy through conflict, through resistance, through conformity, through acceptance, through obedience. It is a waste of energy when we are trying to conform to a pattern. To conserve energy we must be aware of ourselves, how we dissipate energy. This is an age-long problem because most human beings are indolent; they would rather accept, obey, and follow. If we become aware of this indolence, this deep-rooted laziness, and try to quicken the mind and the heart, the intensity of it again becomes a conflict, which is also a waste of energy.

Our problem, one of the many that we have, is how to conserve this energy, the energy that is necessary for an explosion to take place in consciousness: an explosion that is not contrived, that is not put together by thought, but an explosion that occurs naturally when this energy is not wasted. Conflict in any form, at any level, at any depth of our being, is a waste of energy.

The Collected Works, Vol. XVI - 152
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Don't give your power or energy away to anyone, follow your heart and intuition always. Tricky things, beings, etc., out there to make you trip...don't trip if you can help it.

AWAKEN TO PEACE AND LOVE
TARA

10 August, 2007

TRUTH BY ~ K ~


Truth is not something far away

We do not have to seek truth. Truth is not something far away. It is the truth of the mind, truth of its activities from moment to moment. If we are aware of this moment-to-moment truth, of this whole process of time, this awareness releases consciousness or that energy to be. As long as the mind uses consciousness as the self-activity, time comes into being with all its miseries, with all its conflicts, with all its mischiefs, its purposive deceptions; and it is only when the mind, understanding this total process, ceases, that love will be. You may call it love or give it some other names; what name you give is of no consequence.

The Collected Works, Vol. VI - 323


AWAKEN TO PEACE AND LOVE
TARA