Stillness

“When I understand myself, then there is quietness, then there is stillness of the mind. In that stillness, reality can come to me. That stillness is not stagnation, is not a denial of action. On the contrary it is the highest form of action. In that stillness there is creation- not the mere expression of a particular creative activity, but the feeling of creation itself.”

–  J. Krishnamurhi

There is inner turmoil and the loss of words. It is basic form of human. The baby comes out of womb and it cries. It implies life has suffering and it is difficult. The adult experiences the same pain and suffering in his life situations. The suffering that can paralyze him inherent in the nature of reality. He may avoid it constantly and inevitable had to face it in unexpected hours. Or he faces it and inwardly asks “what do i if there is suffering?” He experiences and then only it goes way and he sees that he has immense desire and vigor in me to live, to grow and to expand. This is understanding of oneself. Unless one does not understand oneself, one cannot have reach for truth or have right relationship with another. It is in understanding oneself that one experiences the stillness in mind like waves of ocean at shore.

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the aching void

Questioner: “You are very depressing. I seek inspiration to carry on. You do not cheer us with words of courage and hope. Is it wrong to seek inspiration?”

Krishnamurthi’s reply

“Why do you want to be inspired? Is it not because in yourself you are empty, uncreative, lonely? You want to fill this loneliness, this aching void, you must have tried different ways of filling it and you hope to escape from it again by coming here. This process of covering up the arid of loneliness is called inspiration. Inspiration then becomes a mere stimulation and with all stimulation it soon brings its own boredom and insensitivity… Besides who can give you cheer, courage and hope? If we rely on another, however great and noble, we are utterly lost, for dependence breeds possessiveness in which there is endless struggle and pain. Cheer and happiness are not ends in themselves; they are as courage and hope, incidents in the search for something that is an end in itself. It is this end that must be sought after patiently and diligently, and only through its discovery will our turmoil and pain cease. The journey towards its discovery lies through oneself; every other journey is a distraction leading to illusion and ignorance. The journey within oneself must be undertaken not for a result, not to solve conflict and sorrow; for the search itself is devotion, inspiration. Then the journey itself is a revealing process, an experience that is constantly liberating and creative. Have you not noticed that inspiration comes when you are not seeking it? It comes when all experience has ceased, when the mind-heart is still. What is sought after is self-created and so is not the Real.”

– Mary Lutyens, J. Krishnamurthi: A Life (pg:368-369)

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teenager

A teenager is born today,
In the isolation he pray
As beyond the adolescence
And deeper than culture, lies his essence

He is ashamed of his views
For they do not pay political dues
And this keeps him away from coming out
His body is of adult so people will doubt

Sometimes it feels like being a child
And other times its so wild
He can feel the anger and the pain
And joy of emerging as nothing is in vain

A teenager is born today
In the isolation he pray.

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