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Is there anything new in your teaching ?


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Sat, 13 May 2017 #1
Thumb_profiel Wim Opdam Belgium 1038 posts in this forum Offline

Bombay, India | 7th Public Talk 25th March 1956

Question: Is there anything new in your teaching ?

Krishnamurti: To find out for yourself is much more important than my asserting 'yes' or 'no'. It is your problem, not my problem. To me, all this is totally new, because it has to be discovered from moment to moment; it cannot be stored up after discovery, it is not something to be experienced, and then retained as memory - which would be putting new wine in old bottles. It must be discovered as one lives from day to day, and it is new to the person who so discovers it. But you are always comparing what is being said with what has been said by some saint, or by Shankara, Buddha, or Christ. You say, "All these people have said this before, and you are only giving it another twist, a modern expression" - so naturally it is nothing new to you. It is only when you have ceased to compare, when you have put away Shankara, Buddha, Christ, with all their knowledge, information, so that your mind is alone, clear, no longer influenced, controlled, compelled, either by modern psychology, or by the ancient sanctions and edicts - it is only then that you will find out whether or not there is something new, everlasting. But that requires vigour, not indolence; it demands a drastic cutting away of all the things that one has read or been told about truth and God. That which is eternal, new, is a living thing, therefore it cannot be made permanent; and a mind that wants to make it permanent will never find it.

Truth will unfold itself for those who enquire their own actions and only to them and for them and to or for no one else.

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Mon, 15 May 2017 #2
Thumb_profiel Wim Opdam Belgium 1038 posts in this forum Offline

There is nothing New in the teaching but something NEW appears in one's life if it is understood, even partly !!

Truth will unfold itself for those who enquire their own actions and only to them and for them and to or for no one else.

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