**That seems true. But the house appears to be on fire, and responding ‘in our own way’, with half-filled buckets, doesn’t seem to be up to the task. I’m not interested in teaching whatsoever, Teaching is about ideas and concepts. I’m interested in looking together, observational inquiry. The idea that “This has to happen in ourself” is psychological knowledge. What the “I” thinks is true. This is the habitual pattern of thought, the conditioning that we’re all subjected to, to translate apparent facts into “what I believe.” And then we argue over these thought translations. Seeing what Krishnamurti was pointing to isn’t rocket science. It’s actually quite simple, as he sometimes expressed:
K: Sirs, these are all very simple facts. If you observe your own being, your own thoughts, your daily activities, if you are aware of them, you will see that this is the actual process going on. There is nothing mysterious about it. - The Meditative Mind
**The obstruction to seeing this is the psychological knowledge. Thinking that “we know.” And thinking that we’re looking, when it’s actually the observer-thought-structure ‘analyzing’ the words according to the knowledge. The looking, as K suggested, has to be choiceless. But it seems rare that we observe our own thoughts, the responses that come out of us, in relationship.
K: So there is the superficial awareness of the tree, the bird, the door, and there is the response to that, which is thought, feeling, emotion. Now when we become aware of this response, we might call it a second depth of awareness. There is the awareness of the rose, and the awareness of the response to the rose. Often we are unaware of this response to the rose. In reality it is the same awareness which sees the rose and which sees the response. It is one movement and it is wrong to speak of the outer and inner awareness. When there is a visual awareness of the tree without any psychological involvement there is no division in relationship. But when there is a psychological response to the tree, the response is a conditioned response, it is the response of past memory, past experiences, and the response is a division in relationship. This response is the birth of what we shall call the “me” in relationship and the “non-me”. This is how you place yourself in relationship to the world. This is how you create the individual and the community. The world is seen not as it is, but in its various relationships to the “me” of memory. This division is the life and the flourishing of everything we call our psychological being, and from this arises all contradiction and division. - The Urgency of Change