Saturday, December 20, 2014

Imposed, created reality


We create our own reality for a person, event, occasion, corporate-entity. Quickly various inputs are assumed based on minimal facts and an imagined face is given. Green Valliey was assumed to be something and reality turned out to be different.

This happens all the time with everything we come across. That's   the way mind is built, never living in reality, all the time assuming threats, imagined insecure positions, anxious futures. In the process, missing  to live the connected world. Living the connected physical feeling state, life traverse on that, bereft of all the anxieties related to secured life in all aspects of life.

A person, as he is, is what he makes of himself or what he is made out to be? Then the freewill is!

Is there self-regulation all the time at both macro and micro level? Basic elements are there, including planets and the rest. Then, both at micro and macro level, whatever comes out of self-regulation is. Balancing function is part and nature of total energy. As part of the balancing, materialitoc world is created. The whole materialistic world created out of thinking is part the total energy. Thinking is prior to materialistic  creation. (Creation or recreation?). ("When one gives one's heart, it is a total action. And when you give your mind, it is a fragmentary action."-K.) And thinking emanates out of mind. Materialistic  stream is flowing all the time.

Materialistic world and functions are necessary and inevitable part of total energy. Whether an individual soul partakes in it or not is its freewill. If it doesn't partake,  it is not an individual soul. Every moment, the choice is there.
போகும் பாதை தூரமில்லை
வாழும் வாழ்க்கை பாரமில்லை
சாய்ந்து தோள் கொடு
இறைவன் உந்தன் காலடியில்
இருள் விலகும் அகஒளியில்
அன்னம் பகிர்ந்திடு
அன்னம் பகிர்ந்திடு

Interlude – I

நதிபோகும் கூழாங்கல் பயணம் தடயமில்லை
வலிதாங்கும் சுமைதாங்கி மண்ணில் பாரமில்லை
ஒவ்வொரு அலையின் பின் இன்னொரு கடலுண்டு
நம் கண்ணீர் இனிக்கட்டுமே

Interlude - II

கருணை மார்பில் சுனை கொண்டவர் யார்
அன்னை பாலென்றாளே
அருளின் ஊற்றைக் கண்திறந்தவர் யார்
இறைவன் உயிரென்றாரே
பெரும் கை ஆசியிலும்
இரு கை ஓசையிலும்
புவி எங்கும் புன்னகை பூக்கட்டுமே

English Lyrics:

Prelude 
The path ahead is not far-flung...
Neither is life, a burden to cling
Lean and lend thy shoulder...
God will beckon on thy feet
Dispel darkness with thy enlightenment!
Share thy bowl of rice!
Share thy bowl of rice!

Interlude – I
A pebble traverses in a river,leaving not a trace
A stoic unloading dock is never a burden to earth
Behind every wave, behold... another ocean!
Let our tears be sweet!

Interlude - II
Who has the spring of kindness bosomed in the heart?"
Mother - her elixir is milk
Who has the fountain of compassion mellowed in the eyes?
God - his elixir is life
In the blessing of hands that receive;
In the music of hands that embrace...
Let smiles bloom everywhere!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

பரத்திற் கரைந்து  பதித்த நற்காயம்
உரித்தரித் திவ்வுடல் ஓங்கிட வேண்டித்
திரைக்கடல் உப்புத் திரண்டது போலத் திரித்துப் பிறக்குந் திருவருளாலே.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

நாட்டம் இரண்டு நடுமூக்கில் வைத்திடில் வாட்டமும் இல்லை மனைக்கும் அழிவில்லை ஓட்டமும்  இல்லை உணர்வில்லை தானில்லை தேட்டமும் இல்லை சிவனவனாமே.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Why the difficulty?

We experience  so much violence, pain and sorrow within families and outside. But we never question our conduct. We just go about our routine activities, nothing changes, nothing is questioned, but the anarchy, sorrow and violence continues within and outside, we never realize or doubt that the cause could be our conduct. Why? Accumulation of wealth and pleasure,  appearing in different forms,  is behind almost all our activities, takes all our time and has tremendous attraction. Is this urge so powerful than the enormity of the violence and so we ignore it? Or problem is of different dimension? Is it the continuously flowing interplay of physical and psychological, real and abstract?

While we exist in physical space, but the accumulation urge is in abstract space as thought. As we move continuously between physical and abstract, we may not differentiate between  physical and abstract and so take the accumulation urge happening in abstract as real and continue with that. This is how physical occurrence may be continued in abstract, a physical thought occurring may be continued in abstract and it becomes the 'I'. Wealth and pleasure seeking is in mind, even their existence is in mind, but we live it as real. As we live more and more in abstract, whatever happens in abstract becomes more and more real. So, we have become numb to the pain, sorrow and violence in real. The pain and sorrow in real is followed next moment by rights and wrongs, wealth and pleasure.

This is how, we are fooling ourselves. With assumed enemies. With presumed antagonistic situations. With preoccupations. With wrong identity, false occupations. With ghosts. And becomes addicted to accumulation.

Ownership of 'thoughts and all that happening' as ours, is that also a problem? Depending on the need of the physical, thoughts and the other may happen to it. Why should it be taken as 'my thought'? Because it is taken that way, we are duty-bound to continue that.

Can we test it out for few hours, not owning any of these and treat those as happening to us?

From the known to the unknown - JKOnline Daily Quotes



How is this transition from the denial of the known to the unknown to come into being? How does one deny? Does one deny the known, not in great dramatic incidents but in little incidents? Do I deny when I am shaving and I remember the lovely time I had in Switzerland? Does one deny the remembrance of a pleasant time? Does one grow aware of it, and deny it? That is not dramatic, it is not spectacular, nobody knows about it. Still this constant denial of little things, the little wiping's, the little rubbing's off, not just one great big wiping away, is essential. It is essential to deny thought as remembrance, pleasant or unpleasant, every minute of the day as it arises. One is doing it not for any motive, not in order to enter into the extraordinary state of the unknown. You live in Rishi Valley and think of Bombay or Rome. This creates a conflict, makes the mind dull, a divided thing. Can you see this and wipe it away? Can you keep on wiping away not because you want to enter into the unknown? You can never know what the unknown is because the moment you recognise it as the unknown you are back in the known. - Krishnamurti, On Education Talk to Teachers Chapter 4

Your Struggle is the Human Struggle

Your Struggle is the Human Struggle - JKOnline Daily Quotes

A total, an enriching revolution cannot take place unless you and I understand ourselves as a total process. You and I are not isolated individuals but are the result of the whole human struggle with its illusions, fancies, pursuits, ignorance, strife, conflict, and misery. One cannot begin to alter the condition of the world without understanding oneself. If you see that, there is immediately within you a complete revolution, is there not? Then no guru is necessary because knowledge of oneself is from moment to moment, it is not the accumulation of hearsay, nor is it contained in the precepts of religious teachers. Because you are discovering yourself in relationship with another from moment to moment, relationship has a completely different meaning. Relationship then is a revelation, a constant process of the discovery of oneself, and from this self-discovery, action takes place. So, self-knowledge can come only through relationship, not through isolation. Relationship is action, and self-knowledge is the result of awareness in action. - Krishnamurti, What Are You Doing with Your Life?

Self-Knowledge Is a Process


Self-Knowledge Is a Process - JKOnline Daily Quotes

So, to understand the innumerable problems that each one of us has, is it not essential that there be self-knowledge? And that is one of the most difficult things, self-awareness - which does not mean an isolation, a withdrawal. Obviously, to know oneself is essential; but to know oneself does not imply a withdrawal from relationship. And it would be a mistake, surely, to think that one can know oneself significantly, completely, fully, through isolation, through exclusion, or by going to some psychologist, or to somepriest; or that one can learn self-knowledge through a book. Self-knowledge is obviously a process, not an end in itself; and to know oneself, one must be aware of oneself in action, which is relationship. You discover yourself, not in isolation, not in withdrawal, but in relationship, in relationship to society, to your wife, your husband, your brother, to man; but to discover how you react, what our responses are, requires an extraordinary alertness of mind, a keenness of perception. - Krishnamurti, What Are You Doing with Your Life?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

There Is No Place at Which to Arrive


There Is No Place at Which to Arrive - JKOnline Daily Quotes

Can humility be practiced? Surely, to be conscious that you are humble is not to be humble. You want to know that you have arrived. This indicates, does it not, that you are listening in order to achieve a particular state, a place where you will never be disturbed, where you will find everlasting happiness, permanent bliss. But as I said previously, there is no arriving, there is only the movement of learning and that is the beauty of life. If you have arrived, there is nothing more. And all of you have arrived, or you want to arrive, not only in your business, but in everything you do; so you are dissatisfied, frustrated, miserable. Sirs, there is no place at which to arrive, there is just this movement of learning which becomes painful only when there is accumulation. A mind that listens with complete attention will never look for a result because it is constantly unfolding; like a river, it is always in movement. Such a mind is totally unconscious of its own activity, in the sense that there is no perpetuation of a self, of a "me," which is seeking to achieve an end. - Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Cast off by outer and inner worlds

Cast off by outer and inner worlds
Oct 11, 2014 06:30 PM , By VANDANA GOPIKUMAR 
Alone... Photo: Thulasi Kakkat
Alone... 

These men and women were born in homes like you and me. They aspired for a bright life like you and me. Somewhere down the line, their lives changed, as they were deprived of what you and I continue to enjoy — life, health and personhood. And then their narrative changed.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Energy Creates Its Own Discipline - JKOnline Daily Quotes



Energy Creates Its Own Discipline
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To seek reality requires immense energy; and if man is not doing that, he dissipates his energy in ways that create mischief, and therefore society has to control him. Now, is it possible to liberate energy in seeking God or truth and, in the process of discovering what is true, to be a citizen who understands the fundamental issues of life and whom society cannot destroy?You see, man is energy, and if man does not seek truth, this energy becomes destructive; therefore society controls and shapes the individual, which smothers this energy. And perhaps you have noticed another interesting and very simple fact: that the moment you really want to do something, you have the energy to do it. That very energy becomes the means of controlling itself, so you don't need outside discipline. In the search for reality, energy creates its own discipline. The man who is seeking reality spontaneously becomes the right kind of citizen, which is not according to the pattern of any particular society or government. - Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life