Daily Quote     October 23rd, 2014

Elimination of Fear Is the Beginning of Attention

How is the state of attention to be brought about? It cannot be cultivated through persuasion, comparison, reward, or punishment, all of which are forms of coercion. The elimination of fear is the beginning of attention. Fear must exist as long as there is an urge to be or to become, which is the pursuit of success, with all its frustrations and tortuous contradictions. You can teach concentration, but attention cannot be taught, just as you cannot possibly teach freedom from fear, and in understanding these causes there is the elimination of fear. So attention arises spontaneously when around the student there is an atmosphere of well-being, when he has the feeling of being secure, of being at ease, and is aware of the disinterested action that comes with love. Love does not compare, and so the envy and torture of "becoming" cease.

Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

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The First and Last Freedom

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The Ending of Sorrow
Public Talks and Q&A Meetings at Brockwood Park, 1984.

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Ending of Time
Set of 2 MP3 CDs containing 15 dialogues between J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm in Ojai and Brockwood.

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Study Retreat
Breaking the pattern of conditioning
Friday, 14th November 2014 - Wednesday, 19th November 2014