Here are some comments on a couple of popular slogans within contemporary spiritual circles, namely the ideas that “you are not your thoughts”, that “identification with form is wrong”, and that “all thinking is evil”. There might be differences in interpreting these words, but something is implicitly missing or not quite right with these statements.
In contrast to many others, i refuse to speak about life in absolute terms because we are all living in the relative world, and because i do not believe that any human being is able to reach or embody or represent the absolute within space and time. Continue reading
During the past century, a relatively small number of highly insightful books have been published among the gigantic piles of senseless information and other bullshit. One of the most comprehensive texts is without a doubt “Thought as a System”, by David Bohm, which brings together his theories of wholeness & implicate order and the essence of his dialogues with J. Krishnamurti. Since i somehow overlooked the importance of this highly underrated quantum physicist slash critical thinker in my last post, this is a little tribute. Continue reading
For a long time, i thought of keeping the following information to myself.
After a close second look, i figured it would be better to throw it all out and get it over with, even though this may lead to some controversy and misunderstanding.
The people who are familiar with the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti clearly see a lot of similarities between his and mine, and that is not a coincidence.
The fact: reading and listening to J. Krishnamurti’s words helped me a great deal in getting insight into my own life and the world as it is, despite some of his outdated and downright wrong views. Continue reading
People complain, people want change, and in the end, does it ever change? Does existence on this planet really change for the better, apart from the technological and medical progress? Have we ever evolved psychologically? Do we have more happy, fulfilling lives than a few millennia ago? Are we actually more depressed than ever before, or is it simply the fate of mankind to live in misery? Do we learn from our history, or do we use it to justify the same mistakes over and over again? Is it impossible to change our way of thinking, or do we prevent it from happening? Most importantly, do we really want things to ever change? Continue reading
Have you ever thought about what it means to be happy? Not what some philosopher or artist has said or written, but what it actually means to you and to somebody else? Have you ever wondered why you ask these questions? Is there any difference between being happy and being lucky? Continue reading