Right Action and the Self 4th Saturday (Sunday) Dialogue
Jay Fisher will not be able to facilitate this month and asked me to fill in.
However, he provided the topic, Listening and Meditation, and a Krishnamurti quote, which are attached to this post. I would suggest that this would be an opportunity to actually engage in meditative listening as we explore the topic.
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Dialogue question: How are Listening and Meditation Connected?
Krishnamurti on Listening
I do not know if you have ever tried to listen to your wife or husband, to your children, to the car that goes by, to the movement of your own thought and your own feeling. Out of that listening, in which there is no action at all, no intention, no interpretation, just the very act of listening brings about a tremendous revolution at the very root of the mind. But most of us are so unaccustomed to listening. If we hear anything contrary to our habitual thought, we get terribly agitated. If one of our pet ideals is kicked, we get terribly excited. We have our own vested interest in ideas, in property, in our own experience and knowledge, and when any of that is questioned, we lose balance and resist anything that is being said. J. Krishnamurti. From Public Talk 5, Saanen, 21 July 1964
Thought on participating in the dialogue process:
The insights and deeper understandings which often emerge in the dialogue process are not separate from, nor more important than, the relationship of the participants. A dialogue rooted in affection is vastly different from a dialogue of the intellect. This affection is an outcome of listening, and requires a suspension of judgment.
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