If anyone wants to summarize some of what was touched upon in today’s meeting, you can do so here this post.
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The passage below is from 1933, so considered an early work. The reference to the “the infinite movement of thought” caught my eye. Usually we tend to lump the movement of thought with the movement of conditioning. Here, Krishnamurti appears to be contrasting the “controlled” movement of thought with the “free” movement of thought. Is it possible that the issue is not thought itself but control?
Is control self-interest? Is control based on imagery? Is imagery by definition fiction? The basis of the postponement that prevents meeting life freely in the present? How does one go about opening for oneself a window on the ideas that control, create a little space in the controlling mind to understand the price being paid for postponing action in the present in favor of action in the future based on ideation?
K: When mind is filled with beliefs, ideas, and definite conclusions which it calls knowledge and which become sacred, then the infinite movement of thought ceases. That is what is happening to most minds. What we call knowledge is merely accumulation; it prevents the free movement of thought, yet we cling to it and worship this so-called knowledge. So mind becomes enmeshed, entangled in it. It is only when mind is freed from all this accumulation, from beliefs, ideals, principles, memories, that there is creative thinking. You cannot blindly put away accumulation; you can be free from it only when you understand it. Then there is creative thought; then there is an eternal movement. Then mind is no longer separated from action. (First Public Talk, Adyar, 29th December 1933)
Added by @Carl March 14th:
“This is how I see unfolding of choice in real time.
1.There is a demand for action.
2.All pertinent thought/images mobilize and weigh their momentary significance against many other secure and insecure images. They arrange themselves on one side of the balance scale or the other. The side that weighs more chooses the action.
3.It is a conflict of images.
4.When unnoticed it appears to be a choice made instantaneously by me.
5.This is simple to see first hand unless I am too busy and uninterested.”