Not self-improvement

October 3, 2013 Comments Off on Not self-improvement

The man who wants to improve himself can never be aware, because  improvement implies condemnation and the achievement of a result. Whereas  in awareness, there is observation without condemnation, without denial or  acceptance.
That awareness begins with outward things, being aware, being in contact  with objects, with nature. First, there is awareness of things about one,  being sensitive to objects, to nature, then to people, which means  relationship; then there is awareness of idea. This awareness, being  sensitive to things, to nature, to people, to ideas is not made up of  separate processes, but is one unitary process. It is a constant  observation of everything, of every thought and feeling and action as they  arise within oneself.  – Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom, p 173

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