You´ll never truly be aware, as long as you are preoccupied with your own importance

The basis of our thinking is craving, which creates the self, and thought expresses itself in worldliness, in possessive love, and in the belief of self-continuity.

What happens to a mind that is occupied with itself and its expressions, consciously or unconsciously? It will limit itself and so give importance to itself. Thought, thus occupied, must engender confusion, conflict, sorrow. Being caught in its own net, it tries to escape into the future or into those activities that assure immediate forgetfulness, the so-called social service, worship of state or person, racial and social antagonism, and so on. Thus thought gets more and more entangled in the net of its own desires and escapes.

As long as thought is preoccupied with its own personal importance and continuity, it is incapable of becoming aware of its own process.

J. Krishnamurti

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

11 Responses to You´ll never truly be aware, as long as you are preoccupied with your own importance

  1. Oops, I hit the send button accidentally. Meant to say: Great quote. The phrase, “the belief of self-continuity”, makes me laugh.

  2. ravelpatel says:

    Thank you for posting that Krishnamurti, Julien.

  3. Dr. Jone Dae says:

    Thought imagines that it (the person (you and me for example)) continues, without testing and verifying.

    • julienmatei says:

      Thought means inertia. That´s why, even when thought is trying to question itself, that very process is nothing but further thinking. Further defense…

      It is something else within us – let´s call it objectless observation – with the help of which, we can inquire into the insidious mechanism of our mind.

      • Dr. Jone Dae says:

        If we already think it is ‘insidious’, is that inquiring?

      • julienmatei says:

        Obviously, one of the most favorite subterfuges for the mind is semantics. We can get lost forever in different interpretations, can´t we?…

        The ways of the conditioned mind are indeed “insidious” – it´s the least one can say…

        To see clearly and be aware of the erratic “mind-maze” is to inquire.

        Simplicity – which is disidentifiation from its eternal roundabout – requires great courage and lucidity. It is to access that very reality which is not conditioned by any function of the brain…

  4. However, we cannot inquire into something about which we already have any kind of idea at all. (for Julien and Jone)

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