K: You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. - Freedom From the Known
K: Now, can one die every day to everything that one knows - except, of course, the technological knowledge, the direction where your home is, and so on; that is, to end, psychologically, every day, so that the mind remains fresh, young and innocent? That is death. - You Are the World
**So what sort of thought is K pointing to, and suggesting to die to it every day? Is it all of the theories we have about “what I or you should do?” Is it the beliefs that create resistance in relationship? What ‘I’ believe versus what you believe?
K: So, you see that ideals are really preventing action.
So, there can be right action and therefore radical, lasting transformation, only when the mind is free of ideas, not superficially, but fundamentally, and freedom from ideas can take place only through self-awareness and self-knowledge. - Social Responsibility
**Are ideals the same as what “I believe?” Why do we have ideals? When a fact is observed, why does thought form a belief ‘about’ the fact, and register this psychological opinion ‘as’ the fact?
K: Belief is a word, a thought, and this is not the thing, any more than your name is actually you. Belief like any other ideal is an escape from “what is”. - The Urgency of Change
**When we talk about what we, I or you, “should do,” is that an escape from what is?
DB: What do you mean by psychological knowledge? Knowledge about the mind, knowledge about myself?
K: Yes. Knowledge about myself, and living in that knowledge, and accumulating that knowledge. - The Ending of Time
**Why do we store all of these psychological beliefs of what should or shouldn’t be, in relation to a “me” or “others,” and endlessly debate each other over these psychological opinions? Is it that we think the belief, the interpretation, is the fact? Is the interpretation thought makes, the actual fact? What’s the risk in dying to psychological beliefs? We won’t react irrationally? We won’t create conflict? We won’t perpetuate the insanity? We might actually listen to each other?