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Forum: Awareness in our world today Sun, 15 Nov 2009
Topic: What is not based on truth and love will wither away....

colin holt wrote: We have everything needed to be happy. Inner conflict has no place if thought is not stirring emotions of outer conflict. Energy, like time is infinite in that immeasurable space of silence. All desires and emotions drain energy.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sun, 15 Nov 2009
Topic: What is not based on truth and love will wither away....

Just "BE HAPPY!"

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sun, 15 Nov 2009
Topic: Is vegetarianism a must for saving the world and ourselves?

Paul Lanzon wrote: I seem to have rambled on more than I intended.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sun, 15 Nov 2009
Topic: Is vegetarianism a must for saving the world and ourselves?

No not at all Dear Paul! I follow your thread... all are interrelated.So even if you catch them as young(as JK attempted by establishing Schools)the outer environs are not going to be conducive to live with integrity&sensitivity.That is the plight of all of us!.. I have tried all my life... been evaluated as being" anti-authoritarian, not pragmatic, rolling stone gather no moss(meaning no money or riches that I have gathered hitherto)" One tends to laugh with resignation at this world, that keeps one going....one cannot change the world and one cannot change oneself. Abiding Nature prevails as always.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sun, 15 Nov 2009
Topic: retreats

Thanks Sue... nice place this JK retreat in Hampshire. Basically, do not shoo away your thoughts .. just listen with intensity... they will vanish look at a leaf(in this autumn)a face, anything, intensely with all your BEING, there you are thought-free.a method... is it? It works for me... try give a try.. with best wishes.

Forum: K, psychology and the physical brain Wed, 18 Nov 2009
Topic: What is the function of consciousness?

Both breathing and consciousness are born with the body.The function of consciousness is to complete "PRARBDHA-KARMA"(accumulated activities of past lives)in conjuction with the breathing in the body. When the "karma" is completed,the body dies,consciousness and the conjoined breadth vanish away into "SPACE".

Forum: K, psychology and the physical brain Wed, 18 Nov 2009
Topic: What is the function of consciousness?

max greene wrote: What do you yourself see here? We're hoping for original observation and thought on the subject. Maybe we can all learn something.

Forum: K, psychology and the physical brain Wed, 18 Nov 2009
Topic: What is the function of consciousness?

max greene wrote: What do you yourself see here? We're hoping for original observation and thought on the subject. Maybe we can all learn something.

Forum: K, psychology and the physical brain Wed, 18 Nov 2009
Topic: What is the function of consciousness?

Max, This is my observation.This body of mine is bound to two things:1.Breathing.2.Consciousness when I am awake or semi-awake.This consciousness is completely absent when I am in deep sleep,though my breathing ciontinues.When my body dies, from observing others die, I believe my consciousness and my breathing vanishes or disappear from my body,I assume, Whatever I plan in my life with my consciousness operating as an individual mind is never complete, my free will is of no use because out there, flows the strong currents of an Universal Consciousness. So I assume it is my "karma" to be bound to this boidy/consciousness/breadth.Please do not assume I quote some holy saint here. This is my simple observation through my life. Your repeating of the "NOW" does not lead one anywhere. Drumming up the now is stuck up within a moment/locus/. Look beyond.... See the wide Horizons,...

Forum: K, psychology and the physical brain Thu, 19 Nov 2009
Topic: What is the function of consciousness?

max greene wrote: wouldn't you say that now is real? We are living now. That's all I'm saying. Then the very reasonable question arises, can we define this now. Is it something like your Universal Consciousness, or is it something else. Yes, NOW is a moment of all enclosing energetic point of time that is actual and intense.It can include my individual consciousness into the universal consciousness if i focuss on it.It includes all "prabanjas"/all universes.The little "I" is lost.Awareness persists at the moment.And that is eternal JOY! Witnessing all that continues the pre-ordained fate of "this little individual" until DEATH/Ending.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Thu, 19 Nov 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

President Obama is trying to please the totalitarian Chinese regime.The chinese are oppressing the legitimate human rights of Tibeteans and countless others inside CHinese imperium. This wishy-Washy President OBAMA has no qualms to appease the brutal chineseand the dictatorial Burmese.Where lies the cultural sensitivity in Obama? He is bringing disgrace to his office....

Forum: K, psychology and the physical brain Thu, 19 Nov 2009
Topic: What is the function of consciousness?

yes we are connected.With my Indian background, i am afraid I am not for any action except being a WITNESS.i.e. watching,observing, accepting,waiting for my END/DEATH. I abhor the so.called-samaritans.I have tried to be one in my life and found it fruitless.So action is banned for me.I simply abide by the fate that is drawing me to my Death through the medium of my consciousnes/Breath/living in the NOW.Persons like SRI RAMANA MAHARSHI ,Nisargadatta , and others all say:JUST BE(HAPPY)-because you are in the form of GOD.To be just witnessing all that goes on until the end comes is the motto here on EARTH. NOTHING TO DO. EVERYTHING IS DONE BY HIM/HER RESIDING WITHIN YOU:UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS.do not fragment it into "mine" etc.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

President Obama bows to the Emperor of Japan! Unheard of other American Presidents doing the same. Paying obesiance as a subject of Japan is Ok but as the President of USA, why Obama does it? Is he trying to fool others by pleasing them or is he having identity problems? Remember Pearl Harbour..... As a JK reader, it is OK with me... but as an ordinary US citizen, how one would react? I wonder...

Forum: Awareness in our world today Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Topic: Krishnamurti mentyioned K have no centre

Sorry Mr Madhav Mool, I can never understand your questions in this forum, is it your expressions in English or is it something mysterious you are expressing here, I do not know. Quoting bits of Krishnamurti does not help understand your questions.Perhaps we should have a Nepalesae language forum here......You sound very sincere, but I cannot catch you at all... I am sorry.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sun, 22 Nov 2009
Topic: Under total awareness, fear changed into bravery&courage

Mr.Jethlamani former Union Minister for Law in India bravely criticized the terror that is promoted by Whabism of Islam and the Saudi Arabian Ambassador walks out.This happened in New Delhi yesterday.It shows again the root-cause of all terror that plagues the world and in particular India.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Mon, 23 Nov 2009
Topic: Science&its limitations

Science has limitations.todays news: A Belgian lying in coma for 23 years according to specialists who tested him and treated him over all these years.But in fact he "woke" up to complain that he was not in coma, he was aware of what was going on around him all the time.the doctors and their Glascow test for Coma Patients have failed him.he regrets he could not read newspapers, work on the computer all these years and now he is joyed that he is allowed after all these hyears "of mistreatment" b y scientific specialists.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Tue, 24 Nov 2009
Topic: Krishnamurti mentyioned K have no centre

Dear Madhav Mool, The question of "centre" is the question of "self".For a realized person like J.Krishnamurti, or Sri Ramana Maharshi, or Nisargadatta or Ramkrishna Paramahamsa, there was no cente, no self, as I understand from your question.To arrive at that the refeerent "I"/myself should END/DIE. Is it possible for you or "me" is the QUESTION.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Wed, 25 Nov 2009
Topic: Science&its limitations

The Belgian "Coma man" Ron is flashed in all TV channels these days. Science can never be perfect.There were many other coma recovered histories are also being telecast now.

Forum: Awareness in our world today Fri, 27 Nov 2009
Topic: Is vegetarianism a must for saving the world and ourselves?

Birgitte Bardot, film actress living in France has demanded there should be a World Vegetarian Day" and appealed to the European Union to adopt such a day to make people aware of the need for vegetarianism. It is a very good idea!

Forum: Awareness in our world today Wed, 02 Dec 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

Now he is in true style this OBAMA guy! Yes if one is a president of the migtiest USA you have no option but to sernd more troops to kill and to be killed... the same sad story all over... If one is aware that some people want to be in the medieval period with bullock carts or rather donkey-carts, clitoredectomy, burkha for women, four wives for each man, poppy cultivation for opium and jihad and murder against the non-believers ..... and there are nearly 2 billions of them going around the blackstone of MECCA.... the root cause is WAHABISM, fanatical sunni sect of Islam pervading from Saudi arabia to all over the world span ning its claws of terror, one should look at the root cause and eliminate it not send few hundred or thousands to slaughter-fields--- time will teach this new guy OBAMA.......

Forum: Awareness in our world today Thu, 03 Dec 2009
Topic: The Monkey-business has started ....

Today, even after 25 years, the victims of Bophal, India, are still suffer from the poisonous effects of the disaster and no financial or medical help to match the sufferings,,,,, how callous the Indian government has been and how cvallous the American multinational company has been..... beyond words. one is lost in despair and utter disgust swells on seeing these peoples sufferings... All result of MONKEY-Business!

Forum: Awareness in our world today Fri, 04 Dec 2009
Topic: Young boy kills to please his fiancee``

There we go again... this time in Scotland. An young man 18yrs has locked his fiancee in a room bolted with doors and set fire to kill her just because she was threatening to leave him in the lurch in preference to another lover . The girl is dead... this endless mindless tragedey repeats again...and again. Is it fury of LOVE LOST? Is it EMPTINESS IN THE HEAD?

Forum: Awareness in our world today Tue, 08 Dec 2009
Topic: Is vegetarianism a must for saving the world and ourselves?

Now a lot of hullabullo going on in Copenhagen Climate summit. But nobody except the alternative group delegates are interested in making vegetarianism as the top priority for this summit that could save the world. I have seen groups advocating it here in Copenhagen. but their voices are not heard,,,,, what a pity...

Forum: Awareness in our world today Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

Now in Norway he has received the much coveted Nobel Peace Price for 2009. He delivered a lecture on the necessity of war to keep peace.He sounds like Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita urging Arjuna to kill in the war for DHARMA/JUSTICE! One must agree he is confronting head on the problems of war&peace and at the sametime averting the criticism that he does not deserve the Nobel Prize at all. Only the passage of Time will have its tales to tell in the future....

Forum: Awareness in our world today Fri, 11 Dec 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

Danish journalists have made a count on the word "war" used by Obama in his famous Nobel lecture and its frequency of occurrence was 46. So much for world Peace and Noble/NOBEL aims....

Forum: My Favorite Krishnamurti One-Liners Mon, 14 Dec 2009
Topic: The observer is the observed

It is heart warming to see our friend Prof M.Khera participate again...( he was ill)hope he has recovered and I wish him good health for many years to come.. with warm feelings of regard...Krishnan

Forum: Insights Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Topic: Is there something sacred, long lasting in India, in this part of the world?

Patricia Hemingway wrote: In the eastern world - especially India - there seems to be a preparedness to acknowledge the immeasurable, and a willingness to just let it be without human interference. In western society/culture, on the other hand, we believe everything can be measured, and should be measured from the limitation of human thought, inflicting terrible interference and damage.

Dear Patricia is deftly defining in a way. But what JK meant was the state of non-attachment or detachment to things. Yes in the west there are these: individuality being prominent and promoted, fragmented way of looking at things(not comprehensive/holistic way) and that is worshipped as THE science and FREEWILL to boot! Only when one is resigned to fatalism(opposed to free will) detachment can exist and the IMMEASURABLE can come to be accepted....There is no question of the SELF having a role there....

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

President Obama came to Copenhagen for the climate summit which ended in a fiasco in many ways. He said he came to act and not to talk... Venezeula,China,Brazil & Sudan seem to have put a blockade...still he hopes for the best in future at Mexico conference next year.. All is not glory for Obama in this world. Even at home his ratings are going down...

Forum: Awareness in our world today Sat, 19 Dec 2009
Topic: Science galore

Scientists have located earth-like planet 7times or more big than the Earth at just 40 million lightyears away... there coukd be "life" out there....

Forum: Awareness in our world today Mon, 21 Dec 2009
Topic: The US President, OBAMA & his..

President Obama is nearly lucky in pushing the health insurance reform bill for fellow Americans. Many poor americans are first time going to benefit...he is doing what he has promised....