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Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Meditation is something extraordinary, if you know how to do it. I am going to talk a little about it. First of all, sit very quietly; do not force yourself to
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 13, 2012
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      Meditation is something extraordinary, if you know
      how to do it. I am going to talk a little about it.
      First of all, sit very quietly; do not force yourself
      to sit quietly, but sit or lie down quietly without
      force of any kind. Do you understand? Then watch your
      thinking. Watch what you are thinking about. You find
      you are thinking about your shoes, your saris, what
      you are going to say, the bird outside to which you
      listen; follow such thoughts and enquire why each thought
      arises. Do not try to change your thinking. See why
      certain thoughts arise in your mind so that you begin
      to understand the meaning of every thought and feeling
      without any enforcement. And when a thought arises, do
      not condemn it, do not say it is right, it is wrong,
      it is good, it is bad. Just watch it, so that you begin
      to have a perception, a consciousness which is active
      in seeing every kind of thought, every kind of feeling.
      You will know every hidden secret thought, every hidden
      motive, every feeling, without distortion, without saying
      it is right, wrong, good or bad. When you look, when
      you go into thought very very deeply, your mind becomes extraordinarily subtle, alive. No part of the mind is
      asleep. The mind is completely awake.

      That is merely the foundation. Then your mind is very
      quiet. Your whole being becomes very still. Then go
      through that stillness, deeper, further – that whole
      process is meditation. Meditation is not to sit in a
      corner repeating a lot of words; or to think of a picture
      and go into some wild, ecstatic imaginings.

      To understand the whole process of your thinking and
      feeling is to be free from all thought, to be free from
      all feeling so that your mind, your whole being becomes
      very quite. And that is also part of life and with that
      quietness, you can look at the tree, you can look at
      people, you can look at the sky and the stars. That is
      the beauty of life.
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    • medit8ionsociety
      Have you ever sat very quietly with closed eyes and watched the movement of your own thinking? Have you watched your mind working? Or rather, has your mind
      Message 2 of 3 , Oct 12, 2013
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        "Have you ever sat very quietly with closed eyes and watched
        the movement of your own thinking? Have you watched your
        mind working? Or rather, has your mind watched itself in
        operation, just to see what your thoughts are, what your feelings
        are, how you look at the trees, at the flowers, at the birds, at
        people, how you respond to a suggestion or react to a new
        idea? Have you ever done this?
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