The Trap of Pleasure & Entertainment.
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?
During our online dialogue together, can we penetrate perceptually rather than conceptually into this serious question? Perhaps an intensity is needed in our attitude, in our listening and in our communication to break out of the insidious comforts our mind is used to?