Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening
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Forum: Experimenter's Corner Sat, 05 Nov 2016
Topic: Pages from the Book of Life

Krishnamurti also wrote about the 'marvellous earth'and because autumn has arrived and he meant places like Brockwood Park to be part of it here it is from 'Beginnings of Learning': 'We had been walking through the English countryside among the open fields; there were pheasants, a clear blue sky and the light of the early evening. The slow quiet autumn was coming in. Leaves were turning yellow and red and dropping from the huge trees. Everything was waiting for winter... Walking along the fields and climbing over a stile you came to a grove of many trees and several redwoods... There were great blooms of hydrangeas and rhodendrons which would flower in several months, but none of these things mattered or rather they gave a benediction to this spot'

Forum: Experimenter's Corner Wed, 21 Dec 2016
Topic: Pages from the Book of Life

Winter in Europe (in The Only Revolution, part 9):'The day began rather cloudy and dull and the naked trees were silent in the wood. Through the wood you could see crocuses, daffodils and bright yellow forsythia... A few rain drops fell and the wood was deserted.'

Forum: Experimenter's Corner Mon, 20 Mar 2017
Topic: Pages from the Book of Life

Spring in Europe (in The Only Revolution): 'It was a spring morning and there were great patches of bluebells in the wood, and beside the wood was the yellow mustard, stretching almost to the horizon, and then the green wheat field that stretched as far as the eye could see. The road passed villages and towns and a side road led to a lovely wood with new fresh spring leaves and the smell of damp earth; and there was that peculiar feeling of spring, and the newness of life.'

Forum: Experimenter's Corner Thu, 23 Mar 2017
Topic: Pages from the Book of Life

John Raica wrote: Imagine that you are free, and translate that freedom into physical expression. If you are going to alter the world, it is no good changing a little. There must be a complete cleavage — that is the only way to advance

How wonderful to read these words and feel empowered by them... except that Krishnamurti starts with 'Imagine...'! And 'imagination' (putting images together) is the fight that goes on in the world, ones trying and imposing their 'system of images' onto others! I found the following quote of Nagarjuna's Letter To A Friend:'The psychophysical constituents are not created by sheer fancy, nor from time, nor from themselves, nor do they pre-exist, nor come from a creator, nor are they causeless. Know that they are produced from a loss of intrinsic awareness and from craving...' I understand that's the lot we share as human beings. The endeavour is to find in this 'you are the world' which of us are entitled to gather the energy and move from illusion to reality.

Forum: Experimenter's Corner 1 day ago
Topic: Pages from the Book of Life

John Raica wrote: By all accounts 'moving from illusion to Reality' was never an easy thing - not in the ancient times, not now and probably not in the future either...

Yes, John, I don't remember ever coming across any Krishnamurti's statement saying that it is easy, the word 'simple' I think has sometimes come about. But talking about 'ancient times' I seem to remember that once when someone was telling Krishnamurti about his theosophical times and the initiations he had to go through, he answered that in the old times you had to travel by boat, but when you can take the plane to cover the same distance you certainly take the plane because it is so much faster! These are the slippery aspects of all these matters like maturing or whatever in that vein... What can we know apart from our deeply honest intent (which has to be questioned all the time also)? You see, for example, apparently Blavatsky stated in the Secret Doctrine that 'the amount of ether in the air will increase in time. The consequence may be that barriers between incarnate and desincarnate entities will become less distinct...' (in an article in a theosophical magazine)! Indeed, still what Krishnamurti said prevails: 'truth is a pathless land.'

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