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[ reality surprises, dept. ]

Take your selfie out of the picture and you’ll really be surprised.Real freedom lies in non-resistance to whatever is actually happening in your experience, now. Really. ๐Ÿ™‚ ~ To us, the known is very important. That is the only thing we have. The known being my memories, my knowledge, my experiences, my tradition, my house. […]

[ a peace close to home, dept. ]

To find the nearest war โ€“ and peace โ€“ all we need to do is sit home, turn off, tune in and watch the parade in our mind. After all, itโ€™s the mind that produces all conflict, that makes war and, when not burdened with belief, rests in peace. WE LIVE IN NATURAL PEACE ONLY […]

[ one awareness, dept. ]

~ I have three hiking notes at my elbow; they were taken on my frequent stops along Cowichan valley trails on Vancouver Island, and they’re now stuck here beside my computer to delight and perhaps inspire a little writing: ‘There’s awareness here and now only.’ ‘Awareness is not what we think it is.’ ‘awareness is […]

[ everyday loving, dept. ]

One of the wonders in everyday, alertly aware living, is that if one wanders into a small crowd say, at the Saturday market, and simply, clearly, looks and listens directly – allowing the mind chatter to pass without attaching, without pre-judging – one is surprisingly and even frequently, delighted to spot – here and there, […]

YOU’RE INVITED TO ZOOM IN TO THE NEXT (#2 0f 4) ‘LIVING HERE CAFE’ ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17/22

FOR DETAILS AND TO SIMPLY REGISTER, PLEASE SEE BELOW. ๐Ÿ™‚A series of four online meetingsSeptember & October: first and third Saturdays, 10 am โ€“ 11:30 am Pacific Timehttps://krishnamurti-canada.ca/…/living-here-cafe…/… You are invited to a series of focused self-exploration and discovery. As resource we will be usingย The Book of Life,ย a collection of daily meditations by J. Krishnamurti. […]

[ this that is, dept. ]

This world is not our beautiful – or horrible – ideas about it; it is, and we are, primal awareness of all these ideas, feelings and sensations we may call our “body/mind consciousness.”In quietude, simplicity and silence, awareness-of-awareness presents itself.. to itself. We see the beauty of it all. There is only awareness, yes.This is […]

[ the mind tells its stories, dept. ]

~ It seems that some established religions and most of science are an articulate mind’s tale, told by the mind about the mind. Mind, being 0-1 binary (dual), can never know anything other than its ideas about ideas. Reality is not any ideas about it, beautiful and entertaining as they may be. Our conditioned brain […]

[ what questions, dept. ]

What knows the difference between a dream and awareness? What is aware…what dreams? Awareness knows the dream. That which one is, is an alert, non-personal awareness of the personal dream-world, yes ๐Ÿ™‚.

[ what questions, dept. ]

[ what questions, dept. ]What knows the difference between a dream and awareness? What is aware…what dreams? Awareness knows the dream. That which one is, is an alert, non-personal awareness of the personal dream-world, yes ๐Ÿ™‚.

[ seeing clear thru to the bottom of words and images, dept. ]

Let’s explore a few spiritual words like ‘Self,’ ‘knowing’ ‘love,’ ‘being,’ ‘mind’ and its attending ‘conflict’. Ah, words and images. Oh, how they convey, portray and betray yes? Indeed, words – religious or sectarian – are freighted with trainloads of heavy, accumulated meanings, intonations, indications, preferences and denials…they’re loaded and gain their ‘weight’ not so […]