Can the Mind Observe Without Comparison

  • by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Narrated by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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Living with a sustained seriousness. 21 February 1970. Duration: 91 minutes. What does it mean to be serious? Becoming. Why do I compare myself with you or with somebody else? Do I look at people through images?

Can the brain operate without recourse to the past? 22 February 1970. Duration: 92 minutes.
Is there self-progress? Conflict. Security. Any form of division within oneself is a source of conflict. Can the brain be quiet?

What makes one control? 14 March 1970. Duration: 97 minutes. Violence. Why do you control? Security means to be in a state in which there is no choice at all. The mind has become sensitive because it has observed, not because it has experienced.
Either you see the fact with the past or you see the fact as it is now. The word is of the past.

Being serious without belief. 15 March 1970. Duration: 77 minutes. Can the intellect, a fragment, ever be serious? Serious in the sense of a sustained observation without any distortion. Control. What is living? How does it happen that one can be completely harmonious? What does awareness mean?

Attention leads to learning. 21 March 1970. Duration: 93 minutes. Inattention and attention. Observing without the word. What is the function of sleep? Is love a matter of culture, a thing of pleasure and therefore dependency?

Fear in consciousness. 22 March 1970. Duration: 89 minutes. How does it happen that the deep layers hidden in consciousness can be exposed? Comparison between what is and what has been and what will be is the process of fear. Can the mind observe without comparison?

What is order? 28 March 1970. Duration: 81 minutes.
Order and disorder. Why does the mind accumulate? How do you receive something that is not of the mind?

How is one to be entirely free of fear? 29 March 1970. Duration: 90 minutes.
Fear. All the escaping and the strengthening of fear comes because we are inattentive. What is sleep?


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I loved this. Krishnamurti had so much energy and passion here in a deeper exploration than I expected.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2016
  • Publisher: Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Ltd.