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[ a peace close to home, dept. ]

To find the nearest war – and peace – all we need to do is sit home, turn off, tune in and watch the parade in our mind. After all, it’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. 🙂A series of four online meetingsSeptember & October: first and third Saturdays, 10 am – 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 using The Book of Life, 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 🙂.

[ 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 🙂.

[ 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 […]

[ no peace in mind, dept. ]

“Ideals and utopias offer means of escape from actually what is, which is, the human mind is violent. Let us face it, understand it, not in time, gradually, but actually look at it now, understand it very clearly. You can only understand it when the observer is not there because the observer is the very […]