Posts Tagged 'Materialism'

What is ‘I’?

It is always difficult to keep simple and clear. The world worships success, the bigger the better; the greater the audience the greater the speaker; the colossal super buildings, cars, aeroplanes and people. Simplicity is lost. The successful people are not the ones who are building a new world. To be a real revolutionary requires a complete change of heart and mind, and how few want to free themselves. One cuts the surface roots; but to cut the deep feeding roots of mediocrity, success, needs something more than words, methods, compulsions. There seem to be few, but they are the real builders–the rest labor in vain.

One is everlastingly comparing oneself with another, with what one is, with what one should be, with someone who is more fortunate. This comparison really kills. Comparison is degrading, it perverts one’s outlook. And on comparison one is brought up. All our education is based on it and so is our culture. So there is everlasting struggle to be something other than what one is. The understanding of what one is uncovers creativeness, but comparison breeds competitiveness, ruthlessness, ambition, which we think brings about progress. Progress has only led so far to more ruthless wars and misery than the world has ever known. To bring up children without comparison is true education.

— J. Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti, A Biography,
by Pupul Jayakar, pp. 255-256

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Flowchart: Meaning of Life… Human Consciousness

God intended to create duality (inferior and superior energy). For if he didn’t then the term independence would lose all meaning. This is called freedom of choice. You can choose either one but that doesn’t mean the other ceases to exist. Combination of these two energies is human consciousness. The term human consciousness: human (matter/inferior) consciousness (spirit/superior).


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