Friday, March 9, 2012

a problem thought cannot resolve





The self is a problem that thought cannot resolve. 
There must be an awareness which is not of thought. 
To be aware, without condemnation or justification, of the activities of the self - 
just to be aware - is sufficient. 

If you are aware in order to find out how to resolve the problem, 
in order to transform it, in order to produce a result, 
then it is still within the field of the self, of the 'me'. 
So long as we are seeking a result, whether through analysis, 
through awareness, through constant examination of every thought, 
we are still within the field of thought, 
which is within the field of the 'me', of the 'I', of the ego, or what you will. 

As long as the activity of the mind exists, surely there can be no love. 
When there is love, we shall have no social problems.





~ J. Krishnamurti
with thanks to j. krishnamurti online





3 comments:

erin said...

"As long as the activity of the mind exists, surely there can be no love."

?

but I love...

xo
erin

sarah said...

I love the clarity here, distinguishing the workings of the mind even in the process of being aware of thought as an object. The puzzle piece that fits anywhere is the word "love" as limitless.

smilingheart said...

much like the moth, burned up in the flame intoxicated with love, where boundaries of thought don't exist, love remains, limitless.

great comments, thanks