“The root of contradiction is the division between the thinker and the thought.”
Paris, France 30 May, 1965
Krishnamurti stated that “the thinker is the thought”. But because so much of thought is silent speech, the illusion of the thinker cannot be dispelled by the assurance that thought is a mechanical process articulating and expressing the ideas and feelings of the brain that utilizes it. This illusion of the thinker persists because thought is conditioned to be reactive; to respond conditionally and habitually. Only when there is awareness of this conditioned reflex, can thought respond reasonably, thoughtfully.
Because of its conditioning, thought is a relentless, often mindless process, that precludes awareness of space and silence, making it impossible for the brain to realize that thought is merely a mechanism and not a person who must defend and deny his/her behavior.