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Krishnamurti on How to Meditate

While Krishnamurti was not a Buddhist, nor of any other religion, his lectures are, to me, always pure “dharma”—insight into the way things work, into the way the mind works.  These excerpts from various talks of his have been very helpful to me in going deeper into  my meditation practice.  I share them here for […]

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Meditation is About Our Whole Life, not Just the Inner Workings of the Mind

In this essay, I want to look into how we can broaden and deepen our understanding of meditation, so that it encompasses more of our life and isn’t just something we do “on the cushion.”  I’ve found the meditation instruction of J. Krishnamurti especially helpful in gaining this broader view, and so I share some […]

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Krishnamurti-Fear of Death is Really Fear of Life

Death & Life J. Krishnamurti You cannot be frightened of the unknown because you do not know what the unknown is and so there is nothing to be afraid of. Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear. So can you look at death without the image of death? […]

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Ouspensky on the meaning of life

Though this is a Buddhist-oriented site, I’m always open to genuine insight and love wherever it appears, and I certainly don’t think that the grandeur and richness of life can be encompassed by any view we might hold—Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, atheist, agnostic, scientific, or whatever. Recently I’ve been enjoying getting to know Peter D. […]

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Reaction to Seung Sahn-the Buddha laughed!

Yesterday’s post, “True God, True Buddha” sparked a lot of visits. Any time you have something like “true God” in a title, that’s sure to pique people’s interest. Some come out of curiosity. Some come to argue and defend the “true faith.” And some just wonder what in the heck a Buddhist site might be […]

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Krishnamurti On Being a Light to Oneself

The Buddha – Be A Lamp Unto Yourself “Be ye lamps unto yourselves, be a refuge to yourselves. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourselves. And those, who shall be a lamp unto themselves, shall betake themselves to […]

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Krishnamurti-Freedom from the Known

Krishnamurti—Freedom from the Known If you enjoyed the excerpt from Krishnamurti’s “Freedom from the Known,” you can download and read the full text at my Wisdom page: Metta Refuge: Wisdom Page or you can download it directly here in Microsoft Word format: Krishnamurti – Freedom from the Known ♥♥♥

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Krishnamurti Talks about Nature

Krishnamurti Talks about Nature If you want to get a feel for the kind of mindfulness and love Krishnamurti is pointing to with his radical teaching, see how he wrote about his own enjoyment of nature near his home in Ojai, California. Take a look at “Krishnamurti on a Nature Walk” at my Berkeley, Naturally […]

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Krishnamurti-An Uncompromising Teacher

Jiddhu Krishnamurti is a spiritual teacher I have come back to again and again. For me, reading J. Krishnamurti is like getting a splash of fresh, pure, cold mountain stream water in one’s face. The man is uncompromising in his message that nothing less than a complete transformation of consciousness is needed in order to […]

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