In life, much of the driving force in human behaviour and relationship occurs imperceptibly: what we “see” is already steered by hidden fears, insecurity and prejudice. Remarkably, many of our reactions and responses during group dialogue remain outside our perception yet are nevertheless still acting to distort the inquiry itself.
Krishnamurti goes a step further and claims that the very mechanism of sensitive human perception and thinking, is driven by Time: a psyche bound by the continuity of recorded thought patterns. He asks us whether we have the intensity to question this existence and break free? Or do we accept a life without true freedom or spontaneity?
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Are we aware of our deeper loneliness and isolation? Isn’t our superficial sense of loneliness often quickly filled with people or activities to paper over the emptiness? Is there a more existential loneliness and isolation lying outside our perception, yet driving the mind at all moments?
According to J. Krishnamurti, human beings are blinded by a conditioning so deep that our very perceptions separate us from the reality we face and the relationships we are involved in. Is there something about perception itself that may condemn us to a life of isolation and loneliness? Are we trapped in an existence without freedom and without love?
In modern existence - especially since the digital age - access to entertainment and pleasure has become increasingly immediate and easy. More than ever, it is now considered normal to have entertainment at our fingertips and at all times. Is there anything wrong with this way of life?
J. Krishnamurti frequently warns about the dangers of this topic for the mind and for life itself. Whilst we are entertaining ourselves, is the house burning? Is a mind addicted to pleasure, incapable of facing truth? Do we see these dangers directly or does it all remain rather intellectual and casual a concern?
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“If you set out to meditate, it will not be meditation. If you set out to be good, goodness will never flower. If you cultivate humility, it ceases to be. Meditation is the breeze that comes in when you leave the window open; but if you deliberately keep it open, deliberately invite it to come, it will never appear.”
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