“Everybody is a genius. but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” – – Albert Einstein

All the notes were taken directly from J. Krishnamurti – Amsterdam 1981 – Public Talk 1

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Our consciousness is the common ground for all humans (also known in eastern spiritual traditions as the spectrum of awareness). We all have the same problems, fears and insecurities, and needs.

We have been educated that we are separate souls, separate individuals. We are not separate physical and psychological entities struggling for ourselves. Inwardly we all want the same—struggle born in the need to be someone.

All of life is a relationship. We have to think about problems together. Be aware, though, that thought is both constructive and destructive.

We are both the guru and the disciple, so do not depend on any authority to examine your experience. Inquire with others affectionately, hand to hand, without affiliating to a doctrine in advance.

Any human being can be the mirror to understanding yourself. Examination is not analysis. In this sense, investigation consists of observing reality without the analyzer’s conditioning.

Listen without rejection or blind acceptance, and follow the knowledge gained from your direct experience. Surrender your attention and bring light to the fear.


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