Awareness of outward things

October 3, 2013 Comments Off on Awareness of outward things

If you are aware of outward things—the curve of a road, the shape of a  tree, the colour of another’s dress, the outline of the mountains against a  blue sky, the delicacy of a flower, the pain on the face of a passerby, the  ignorance, the envy, the jealousy of others, the beauty of the earth—then,  seeing all these outward things without condemnation, without choice, you  can ride on the tide of inner awareness. Then you will become aware of your  own reactions, of your own pettiness, of your own jealousies. From the  outward awareness, you come to the inward; but if you are not aware of the  outer, you cannot possibly come to the inner…When there is inward awareness  of every activity of your mind and your body; when you are aware of your  thoughts, of your feelings, both secret and open, conscious and  unconscious, then out of this awareness there comes a clarity that is not  induced, not put together by the mind. – Krishnamurti, The Collected Works  vol XV p 243


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