When a mind is confronted with the choice to like or dislike (a post, for instance), does it respond mechanically (with a type of censorship, for instance), or does it stop/turn inward to explore the minds actual response (of accept/reject, for instance)?
What is the mind (yours/mine/ours, for instance) actually doing here?
My mind is confused because it is being asked about itself
So at first reading with morning coffee, there is the automatic appraisal by my conditioned rationality - then due to the question, I kind of wonder whether this needs another more open minded, loving appraisal - but before that happens, automatic judgement has fallen and kneejerk reaction has been posted (see above)
It is possible for two fragments or for two selves to be in conflict with one another, so in that sense they are the same thing, but not the awareness of it. I am looking to see whether there is the immediate apprehension by selves of other being itself. You are not seeing other as yourself right now are you?
Can we talk of degrees? Maybe if we leave love out of the equation (as it has contradictory meanings)?
Can I be at least less domineering? more compassionate? Make it less about me and more about you, or the question?
Hello RPS. I was interested to see that you wrote about the mind making a choice between liking or disliking a post. In my experience, the liking or disliking is often a reaction of more than just the mind - maybe the heart and stomach and maybe more come into this. A “gut reaction” is often what guides me towards the choice of like or dislike. One of the things that attracted me when I first heard Krishnamurti speaking was that the teachings “rang true” on a much deeper than purely intellectual level. I felt a strong connection with what he was saying.
When we read a post it seems to affect us on many levels. Do we react well to authenticity? I think I always like posts that I feel are honest and authentic. Some posts just seem more communicative to me than others and that probably determines if I like a post or not. I don’t know if I’ve gone off on a tangent here but I don’t think a mechanical response of the mind is what determines if I like or dislike a post.
Behavior modification is not change. Be more polite less aggressive, act the part we think K or Christ laid out for us. This is what is going on at Kinfonet; we pick and choose the words and try to emulate. I’ll just point to the fact that it is a failed model/blue print/path.
When someone talks about the self image I look at that and understand this is I, me. The self image, now understood as what we think is this other and me, you and me, and sharing this understanding, there is not a division.