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#2648 - Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - Editor: Jerry Katz

The Nondual Highlights    


This is Part 3 of selections from The Other Side of Belief: Interpreting U.G. Krishnamurti, by Mukuna Rao.

Selections also appear in issues 2643 and 2644   

   

http://www.penguinbooksindia.com/Books/BookDetail.asp?ID=5947  

The Other Side of Belief: Interpreting U.G. Krishnamurti
by Mukunda Rao. Penguin Books India, Rs 350.00. ISBN: 0144000350

 

 


 

 

Food, clothing and shelter- these are the basic needs. Beyond that, if you want anything, it is the beginning of self-deception.

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You must accept yourself and others as you and they are because they cannot and will not change, nor can you.

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There is no difference between any aspects of human experience, they are all the same.

 

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We are no more purposeful or meaningful than any other thing on this planet.

 

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The plain fact is that if you don’t have a problem, you create one. If you don’t have a problem you don’t feel that you are living.

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You are what you do, not what you say you want to do. You think when you don’t want to do anything. Thinking is a poor alternative to acting. Your thinking is consuming all your energy. Act, don’t think.

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The appreciation of music, poetry and language is all culturally determined and is the product of thought. It is acquired taste that tells you that Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is more beautiful than a chorus of cats screaming; both produce equally valid sensations.

 

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Nature is interested in only two things--to survive and to reproduce one like itself. Anything you superimpose on that, all the cultural input, is responsible for the boredom of man.

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The body here is so peaceful. It is only interested in pumping blood, secreting pancreatic juices, moving its bowels. It is so blissful in and of itself that it is not at all interested in your so-called `spiritual bliss’, your yoga, your divine peace, your moksha, etc."

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Boredom is a bottomless pit. As long as you think that there is something more interesting, more purposeful, more meaningful to do than what you are actually doing, you have no way of freeing yourself from boredom.

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Man eats for pleasure. Your food orgies are not different from your sex orgies. Everything that man does is for pleasure.

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It is fear that makes you believe that you are living and that you will be dead. What we do not want is the fear to come to an end. That is why we have invented all these new minds, new sciences, new talks, therapies, choiceless awareness and various other gimmicks.

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A ‘moral man’ is a frightened man- chicken hearted man; that is why he practices morality and sits in judgement over others.


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The so called self-realization is the discovery for yourself and by yourself that there is no self to discover. That will be a very shocking thing because it’s going to blast every nerve, every cell, even the cells in the marrow of your bones.


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Thought is something dead and can never touch anything living. It cannot capture life, contain it, and give expression to it. The moment it tries to touch life it is destroyed by the quality of life.


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Cabbages are more alive than human beings.


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Anything you experience based on knowledge is an illusion.


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The body has no independent existence. You are a squatter there.


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The day man experienced the consciousness that made him feel separate and superior to the other forms of life, at that moment he began sowing the seeds of his own destruction.

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All I can guarantee you is that as long as you are searching for happiness, you will remain unhappy.

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These memories have a great deal of emotional content for you, but not for me. I am only interested in what is actually happening now, not tomorrow or yesterday.

 

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When the movement in the direction of becoming something other than what you are isn’t there any more, you are not in conflict with yourself.


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While you are living, the knowledge that is there does not belong to you. So, why are you concerned as to what will happen after what you call "you" is gone?


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Thought can never capture the movement of life, it is much too slow. It is like lightning and thunder. They occur simultaneously, but sound, travelling slower than light, reaches you later, creating the illusion of two separate events.

 

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The questioner is nothing but the answers. That is really the problem. We are not ready to accept this answer because it will put an end to the answers which we have accepted for ages as the real answers.

 

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You eat not food but ideas. What you wear are not clothes, but labels and names.

 

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If you do not know what happiness is, you never be unhappy.

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