Right Action and the Self

What is the Relationship Between Self Knowledge and Dialogue?

How Does one facilitate the Other?

Zoom link: Launch Meeting - Zoom

Next Meeting: Saturday, 6/24/23 3:30 pm EDT (US), -4 UTC

Thoughts on the dialogue process:

You can only listen when the mind is quiet, when the mind doesn’t react immediately, when there is an interval between what is being said and your reaction. In that interval is a quietness, a silence in which alone there is a comprehension that is not intellectual understanding. If there is a gap between what is said and your reaction to what is said, in that interval – whether a long period or for a few seconds – if you observe, there comes clarity. It is the interval that is the new brain. The immediate reaction is the old brain. The old brain functions in its own traditional, accepted, reactionary, animalistic sense. When there is an abeyance of that, when there is a quietness of that reaction, when there is an interval, then you will find the new brain acts. It is only the new brain that can understand, not the old brain.

~ J. Krishnamurti from Public Talk 1, Saanen, 10 July 1966

It is one of the curses of humanity that we have established the pattern of following and accepting authority as a guide inwardly, to help us try to go beyond superficiality.

~ From Public Talk 7, Saanen, 24 July 1966


Public Talk 1 Saanen, Switzerland - 10 July 1966 Also from the beginning and end of this talk, "We can enquire whether it is possible to be totally free, and thereby perhaps enter into a different dimension of existence altogether….If you can look at a tree or a flower or another human being without the observer, a totally different action takes place. "