What did Krishnamurti mean by “psychological thought”?
ChatGPT: Krishnamurti referred to “psychological thought” as the activity of the mind that is involved in creating mental images, concepts, beliefs, and conclusions about oneself, others, and the world. He saw psychological thought as the source of much of human suffering and conflict, as it is conditioned by our past experiences, beliefs, and cultural conditioning.
According to Krishnamurti, psychological thought arises from the accumulation of memory, which distorts our perception of reality and creates a sense of separateness between the self and others. He argued that psychological thought is fundamentally different from the thinking required for practical activities, such as problem-solving or decision-making, as it is based on personal biases, prejudices, and desires.
Krishnamurti’s teachings emphasized the need for individuals to become aware of the workings of their own minds and to observe their thoughts and emotions without judgment or identification. He believed that by doing so, one could free oneself from the limitations of psychological thought and access a deeper level of consciousness that transcends the ego and the conditioning of the past.