When thought as we know

August 16, 2012 Comments Off

When thought as we know it has come to an end
It seems to me that the important thing is for the mind to be in a state when it can allow itself not to ask, not to demand, which does not mean acquiescence, acceptance, but that the mind is really silent. The mind, being thought – thought as the verbalization of certain experiences, thought as memory, thought that is seeking, investigating – cannot such thinking come to an end, so that the mind is no longer projecting, is really still. For then only is it possible for the mind to be free from all illusion; then only shall we find out what is reality: not the description of reality, not the explanations, not the speculations, not the reality of someone else who has experienced it, those things are utterly valueless, they have no meaning. But, when the mind is really in that state when thought as we know it has come to an end – thought which is always strengthening the background of the conditioned mind – then we shall find out what that nameless thing is. – JKrishnamurti, from: Collected Works, Vol. VII,271

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