Tag Archives: Krishnamurti

Death and dying

Death is the falling away of everything we don’t need—our traditions, beliefs, habits, hopes, memories, worries, fears, resentments, five-year plans, medications, opinions, cultural associations, club memberships, loyalties, animosities, calculations, the voice in the head that interprets, judges, discriminates, rejects, invites and analyzes.

This falling away is already happening—as I write this, as you read it.

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Change

A change on the inside produces change on the outside, in the world of form.

A change on the outside changes nothing in the world of the formless.

Change is not going from A to B. Change is clear seeing.

A desire for change is not change.

On the catwalk

You’ve been called in to help fix a dysfunctional workforce in a small manufacturing plant. The owner of the plant asks you to take a position on the catwalk so that you have a good view of how the workers perform their duties and interact with each other. At the end of the day, the owner checks in. You say: “Everything is fine. There is no problem.”

To settle the mind, observe the mind.

Big brother

The less willing we are to govern ourselves, the more autocratic government will be. Men say they do not like to be told what to do, but that is not true. They have been trained from their very beginnings to take orders. They like to be told what to do. In nation states where this is particularly the case, men in uniform (military, ecclesiastical, business) sit comfortably at the top of the system.