Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Have you


Have you ever sat, not day-dreaming, but very
quietly, completely aware? 

In that awareness there is no
verbalization, no choice, no restraint or direction. 

When the body is completely relaxed, 
have you noticed the silence that comes into being? 

That requires a great deal of investigation, because our
minds are never still but endlessly chattering and therefore divided.
We divide living into fragments.

Can all this fragmentation come to an end? 

Knowing that thought is responsible for this fragmentation, we ask:
 `Can thought be completely silent yet respond when it is necessary, 
without violence, objectively, sanely, rationally -
 still let this silence pervade?' 

That is the only way: 
to find for oneself this quality of the mind that has no fragments, 
that is not broken up as the `you' and the `me'.

~ J. Krishnamurti
from a public talk in Saanen on July 28th 1970