18200Re: The Thinker and Thought by J. Krishnamurti
- Mar 10, 2012--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
>Ach, if only it were so simple...
> 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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