Friday, February 17, 2017

Thinking makes up the thinker .... 
Freewill and response of the totality... freewill is equally significant like response of totality ..... 
Response of the totality is the events unfolding in front of us all the time ...... this is flowing all the time ..... thoughts are also part of this response .... if the thoughts are pursued with thinking, thinker is created .... then, one becomes the mass .... and at that time, freewill is not excercised .... for that, only the islands (islands of thinking in the midst of river of life) and baggage are the problem ...
'நிலை மாறும் உலகில்' ... நம்மையும்   நம்மை சுற்றியிலும் நடந்தவைகளின் மூலம் புரிந்து கொண்டோமானால், வாழ்க்கையின் அர்த்தமும் வாழவேண்டிய வழியும் முறையும் தெரியும் ..... 

உணவும் ஈர்ப்பும் தனி உடல தேவைகள். நான் தனி உடலா பொது ஆன்மாவா?.
Its one life .... it could be cut short anytime .... there is something extraordinary, invaluable attained by Buddha, Ramana, Paramacharya, Krishnamurti .... that, they say so, is freedom and so should be sought by everybody ..... For an Indian mindselt, fatalism is given .... that is why instead of looking at the problem which is alive and kicking .... and so end it .... he is argumentative all the time ... which is hypocrisy  and lack of integrity ..... and shameful to do in any other culture .... freewill is equivally significant like response of the totality ....

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

why it is so important to be poor

When There Is Love, Self Is Not - JKOnline Daily Quotes


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Reality, truth, is not to be recognized. For truth to come, belief, knowledge, experiencing, virtue, pursuit of virtue - which is different from being virtuous - all this must go. The virtuous person who is conscious of pursuing virtue can never find reality. He may be a very decent person; that is entirely different from the man of truth, from the man who understands. To the man of truth, truth has come into being. A virtuous man is a righteous man, and a righteous man can never understand what is truth; because virtue to him is the covering of the self, the strengthening of the self; because he is pursuing virtue. When he says, 'I must be without greed,' the state in which he is non-greedy and which he experiences, strengthens the self. That is why it is so important to be poor, not only in the things of the world, but also in belief and in knowledge. A man rich with worldly riches, or a man rich in knowledge and belief, will never know anything but darkness, and will be the center of all mischief and misery. But if you and I, as individuals, can see this whole working of the self, then we shall know what love is. I assure you that is the only reformation which can possibly change the world. Love is not the self. Self cannot recognize love. You say, "I love," but then, in the very saying of it, in the very experiencing of it, love is not. But, when you know love, self is not. When there is love, self is not. - Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

Monday, February 6, 2017

What Is the Self? - JKOnline Daily Quotes


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The search for power, position, authority, ambition, and all the rest are the forms of the self in all its different ways. But what is important is to understand the self and I am sure you and I are convinced of it. If I may add here, let us be earnest about this matter; because I feel that if you and I as individuals, not as a group of people belonging to certain classes, certain societies, certain climatic divisions, can understand this and act upon this, then I think there will be real revolution. The moment it becomes universal and better organized, the self takes shelter in that; whereas, if you and I as individuals can love, can carry this out actually in everyday life, then the revolution that is so essential will come into being.

 You know what I mean by the self? By that, I mean the idea, the memory, the conclusion, the experience, the various forms of namable and unnamable intentions, the conscious endeavor to be or not to be, the accumulated memory of the unconscious, the racial, the group, the individual, the clan, and the whole of it all, whether it is projected outwardly in action, or projected spiritually as virtue; the striving after all this is the self. In it is included the competition, the desire to be. The whole process of that is the self; and we know actually when we are faced with it, that it is an evil thing. I am using the word evil intentionally, because the self is dividing; the self is self-enclosing; its activities, however noble, are separated and isolated. We know all this. We also know that extraordinary are the moments when the self is not there, in which there is no sense of endeavor, of effort, and which happens when there is love. - Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dear Gautham / Nandhini,

22 years on ......... taking care of both of you is such a great feeling for us ........ feeding you, being with you, playing with you, schooling ....... it gives such a pleasant feeling​ to see both of you being such lovely people ....... other than our grooming, your school also has played a great part in that ....... one aspect which gives me great happiness is that both of you are not mainstream ........ not achievement, accumulation-oriented, which would have been a complete wrecker..... another great aspect about both of you is this quality of being open, waiting to unravel rather than committed blindly, that is waiting for your core strength to get revealed ..... till now, when you were a child and while growing up, most of your learning is involuntary ...... this is helped very much by the ambiance in which you've been growing up .... home, school and the social context ....... we played a responsible part in that .... seeing to it that you got healthy ambiance ..... with challenges and sacrifices, it was ensured ...... the end result is there to see, both of you growing up to be responsible, caring and open adults ...... Now, as you are, particularly Gautham, stepping in to the materialistic realm of life, you'll be facing challenges, very much different from what you have faced till now ....... it'll hit hard, nasty at times, ugly and painful may be ...... but, if you are totally fearless .... have the attitude of facing any consequences to maintain the integrity ... carrying the question what could be the worst possible scenario (remember Gautam Anna's story "who knows?")  and having the willingness to face that ..... you can face these negatives courageously ..... actually fear of unthought-through consequences only trouble us .... if we smartly and fearlessly think-through the consequences and have the courage to live​ even​ in the worst-possible situation​, we will be ready for any eventuality ..... nothing could make us bend ....... if you could be courageous and open not-to get entangled in any of the false trappings, that's the best you ask-for.

Life operates like this....... an individual depending on his perception of the world and life, which again is dependent on the psychological-load he is carrying, conducts his life in a certain way ...... certain people are achievement-oriented, certain people are casual, certain people take pleasure in working hard, certain people believe in excellence, certain people are lazy ........ so, there are various kinds of people ..... focus in life varies .... could be wealth at any cost or power or pleasure or uncontrollable craving for food or drinking or blind-sectarian or beyond all these...... who is beyond all these could believe that it is one life and let it be devoted for finding true meaning of life, willing to forgo all the temperary trappings ...... this is the path taken by certain great people like Ramana Maharishi, Krishnaji and Kanchi Paramacharya ...... one cannot be forced to go in a certain path .... that is hypocritical .... no integrity in that ..... one has to be true to oneself and live life in his own way .....  if one allows oneself to be open and explore life, one may get a chance to go deeper in life ...... rather than getting caught in superficial attractions ....... the universe is too vast........ and our mind is extraordinarily deep ....... if we look at carefully, how things pan-out and events get formed, millions of factors play their parts along with ours and accordingly, the end result of our action occurs .......recollect any of your particular action in the past and the result, you will understand.

Our pursuits have led us to unimaginable level of violence and anarchy wrought on children, women, destitutes and nature ........ all the wealth, pleasure and power become meaningless when we disappear or those itself becomes a curse ....... when we read great works like Thirumanthiram, Bharathiyar, Tagore, Gita, Krishnamurti or Ramana, there is extraordinary significance to what they are touching upon ....... one could even get a glimpse of that ........ silence obviously is a great virtue ..... Mahatma showed to the world effect of spiritual path .......

Leave aside all these ....... and look at our daily life ....... when a word is uttered, it creates its own reality ...... it is very clear and anybody could observe and see this .... is it not a very deep fundamental problem?

Yours dearly.....

Appa

Monday, January 30, 2017

Self-Knowing


Self-Knowing - JKOnline Daily Quotes


Without knowing yourself, do what you will, there cannot possibly be the state of meditation. I mean by "self-knowing," knowing every thought, every mood, every word, every feeling; knowing the activity of your mind - not knowing the supreme self, the big self; there is no such thing; the higher self, the Atman, is still within the field of thought. Thought is the result of your conditioning, thought is the response of your memory, ancestral or immediate. And merely to try to meditate without first establishing deeply, irrevocably, that virtue which comes about through self-knowing, is utterly deceptive and absolutely useless.Please, it is very important for those who are serious to understand this. Because if you cannot do that, your meditation and actual living are divorced, are apart - so wide apart that though you may meditate, taking postures indefinitely, for the rest of your life, you will not see beyond your nose; any posture you take, anything that you do, will have no meaning whatsoever.;It is important to understand what this self-knowing is, just to be aware, without any choice, of the "me" which has its source in a bundle of memories - just to be conscious of it without interpretation, merely to observe the movement of the mind. But that observation is prevented when you are merely accumulating through observation - what to do, what not to do, what to achieve, what to achieve; if you do that, you put an end to the living process of the movement of the mind as the self. That is, I have to observe and see the fact, the actual, the what is.If I approach it with an idea, with an opinion - such as "I must not," or "I must," which are the responses of memory - then the movement of what is is hindered, is blocked; and therefore, there is no learning. - Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

Sunday, October 30, 2016

There is no permanent relationship

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Is there any psychological security certainty or security such as the mind is always seeking? Obviously when you observe any relationship very closely, there is no certainty. In the case of husband and wife or boy and girl who want to establish a firm relationship, what happens? When the wife or the husband looks at anyone else, there is fear, jealousy, anxiety, anger and hatred; there is no permanent relationship. Yet the mind all the time wants the feeling of belonging. - Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle, p58

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Physical and psychological security - JKOnline Daily Quotes


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One cannot live without security, that is the very first, primary animal demand, that there be physical security. One must have a house, food and clothing. But the psychological way in which we use this necessity for security brings about chaos within and without. The psyche, which is the very structure of thought, also wants to be secure inwardly, in all its relationships. Then the trouble begins. There must be physical security for everybody, not only for the few; but that physical security for everybody is denied when psychological security is sought through nations, through religions, through the family. - Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle, p57