“there can be no true goodness nor true love without utmost clear-sightedness”

“The evil that is in the world always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence, if they lack understanding. On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn’t the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice … Continue reading “there can be no true goodness nor true love without utmost clear-sightedness”

“but it had been seen and the wonder of it remains” ~ passage from Krishnamurti’s Notebook

"There was a patch of blue sky between two vast, endless clouds; it was a clear, startling blue, so soft and penetrating. It would be swallowed up in a few minutes and it would disappear pear forever. No sky of that blue would ever be seen again. It had been raining most of the night … Continue reading “but it had been seen and the wonder of it remains” ~ passage from Krishnamurti’s Notebook

Japanese Essentials: SHOSHIN 初心 ~ beginner’s mind

All knowledge is built upon one foundation: perception. "in the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few." Shunryu Suzuki - Zen Mind, Begginer's Mind When natural neutral perception is distorted in any way, interfered with, suggested, imposed, imprinted, conditioned, ultimately learned, it leads to aberrant knowledge and destructive action. … Continue reading Japanese Essentials: SHOSHIN 初心 ~ beginner’s mind

Free people are kind people living simple lives

Have you seen a free person? A free person loves without attachment A free person wishes without doubt A free person listens without thinking A free person talks without rehearsing A free person walks without a reason A free person breathes to feel satisfaction A free person sits quietly looking at the world A free … Continue reading Free people are kind people living simple lives

How fear and dependence of authority are conditioned since infancy

We all share now the knowledge that fear is the leverage by which people are being manipulated into doing what they don't want and prevented from doing what they truly desire. How is it possible? It really isn't that hard. It takes time, perseverance and understanding of one human (and animal) brain trait: susceptibility to … Continue reading How fear and dependence of authority are conditioned since infancy