“It is very important to find out if it is possible during the day to live correctly, accurately, precisely – not according to a pattern, not according to ‘what should be’, but facing actually ‘what is’.
“When you lie, know you are lying; do not try to deceive yourself. When you say something, mean it, and do not deceive others with words. When during the daytime there is accuracy in action, the brain during the night hasn’t to bring about order, because the brain which has had order during the day, then has its own movement, its own rhythm. So in sleep, there is no problem that has to be solved during the night. This demands a great deal of attention, care and inquiry, with your heart, with your mind, not with your intellect only. You will see that the brain then registers only what is absolutely necessary and does not register that which is not necessary. It does not register psychologically but registers only what is factual, necessary. Therefore, the brain becomes quiet, alive, and so has greater freedom of observation.”
~ J Krishnamurti
What veils pure observation?
What we infinitely are is veiled by an apparent believing in thoughts as being actually who we are and what we do, so to speak. We learn to believe as children. The clear sky of awareness becomes clouded with beliefs. An emerging mind-made ‘me’ seemingly appears; that newly minted ‘me’ is conjured out of a particular culture’s beliefs; it’s the basic mental, physical, emotional and psychological conditioning one innocently absorbs as a 2-4 year old discovering verbalized distinctions that personalize experience. There’s an initiation in becoming, in time, a somebody who does something. In this slowly believed self- identity ‘we’ apparently learn we’re ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ growing up in a supposed world that’s thought to be pleasant occasionally but which is experienced as almost always threatening in Oh so many ways.
IN AWARENESS THERE’S NO ‘YOU’.
That which is ultimately knowing the experience of reading these words now is not a “you” or a “me’; it is non-personal awareness. It’s a self-aware ‘knowing’ that’s akin to love, with or without any thoughts, sensations and perceptions appearing and disappearing in it. There’s no knower, nothing to know, nothing to need. Indeed, awareness is peace. In direct observation, in aware knowing, there’s infinite joy. 🙂