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Effortless Living

Ravi Ravindra - May 11, 2013

 

 

Self-inquiry and life involve work and passionate engagement. Krishnamurti himself often emphasized the tremendous hard work which is required in any serious self-inquiry. With a subtle distinction between ‘work’ and ‘effort,’ he advised against any self-occupied effort even when wishing to be free of the self. Can self-inquiry be undertaken without the self initiating it or interfering with it? Can we engage in serious and challenging work without the motivation of some personal gain? Occasions of working or studying for the love of it, without an expectation of gain or a fear of loss, provide us with a taste of effortless living.