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Re: Life (Jun09 - Jul09)

Postby winston » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:41 am

Life and change are synonymous

You do not want to change when change means danger, lest you lose your job or your wife. You may ask, “What is the need for change?”

If you do not change, you are dead, obviously. Life means moving, and not stagnation. If you deny life, you are dead. Life and change are synonymous.

You are changing, your body is changing, you are getting older, your senses are changing. And inwardly you do not want to change because you have found a belief, an idea, some superstition, a conclusion, and an experience; from that you do not want to move because it is pleasurable, profitable.

If it is painful, you want to change it, you put it away.

The Collected Works vol XII, p 291

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Re: Life (Jun09 - Jul09)

Postby winston » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:17 pm

There will be a time, not so far from now, that you will look back on this phase of your life and instead of condemning it or beating up on it...

Instead of blaming or guilting, you will feel appreciation for it, because you will understand that a renewed desire for life was born out of this time period that will bring you to physical heights that you could not have achieved without the contrast that gave birth to this desire.


--- Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Boston, MA on Saturday, October 4th, 1997

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Re: Life (Jun09 - Jul09)

Postby winston » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:53 am

Perception of the importance of change

Question: Is it possible for any of us, who are living in this particular society, to bring about the change of which you are talking?

Krishnamurti: If we as individuals do not bring about this change, how is it to be done? If you and I, living in this society, do not do it, who will? The powerful, the millionaires, the people of great possessions are not going to do it. It must surely be done by ordinary people like you and me—and I am not saying this rhetorically, stupidly.

If you and I see the importance of this change, then it is not courage but the very perception of the importance of change which will bring it about. A man may have the courage to stand against the dictates of society, but it is the man who understands the complex problem of change, who understands the whole structure of society—which is himself—it is he alone who becomes an individual and is not merely a representative of the collective. Only the individual who is not caught in society can fundamentally affect society…

The Collected Works vol X, p 13

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Re: Life (Jun09 - Jul09)

Postby winston » Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:25 pm

It is very difficult to understand what anybody else's experience is. There aren't enough words to really understand what anybody else is living.

Physical beings want things to be the same. They want people to think the same. You work rather hard at sameness, but you will never win that battle, because from Nonphysical, diversity is known to be the most beneficial part of the game.

--- Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop in Maui, HI on Sunday, December 14th, 1997

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