577 Krishnamurti: Being Aware




Being aware


Jiddu Krishnamurti again and again has talked about enlightenment / awareness being a process that can occur in an instant, a flash. Then it can be compared to the Zen concept of satori. I have essays  SATORI  and  MEDITATION  in my book with no title but three definitions for the term  en.light.en.ment


Questioner: 

"I find it impossible to be aware all the time."





Krishnamurti: 

"Don't be aware all the time! Just be aware in little bits. Please, there is no being aware all the time, that is a dreadful idea! It is a nightmare ... just be aware for one minute, for one second, and in that one second of awareness you can see the whole universe. That is not a poetic phrase. We see things in a flash, in a single moment, but having seen something, we want to capture (it), to hold it, give it continuity. That is not being aware at all. When you say, 'I must be aware all the time', you have made a problem of it, and then you should really find out why you want to be aware all the time. See the greed it implies, the desire to acquire. And to say, 'I am aware all the time', means nothing."



















 

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