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18200Re: The Thinker and Thought by J. Krishnamurti

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  • walto
    Mar 10, 2012
      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > The Thinker and Thought
      > Is there any relationship between the thinker
      > and his thought, or is there only thought and
      > not a thinker? If there are no thoughts there
      > is no thinker. When you have thoughts, is there
      > a thinker? Perceiving the impermanency of thoughts,
      > thought itself creates the thinker who gives
      > himself permanency; so thought creates the thinker;
      > then the thinker establishes himself as a permanent
      > entity apart from thoughts which are always in a
      > state of flux. So, thought creates the thinker and
      > not the other way about. The thinker does not create
      > thought, for if there are no thoughts, there is
      > no thinker. The thinker separates himself from his
      > parent and tries to establish a relationship, a
      > relationship between the so-called permanent, which
      > is the thinker created by thought, and the impermanent
      > or transient, which is thought. So, both are really transient.
      > Pursue a thought completely to its very end. Think it
      > out fully, feel it out and discover for yourself what
      > happens. You will find that there is no thinker at all.
      > For, when thought ceases, the thinker is not. We think
      > there are two states, as the thinker and the thought.
      > These two states are fictitious, unreal. There is only
      > thought, and the bundle of thought creates the
      > 'me', the thinker.
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      Ach, if only it were so simple...


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