I have been asking myself what is the essential core of Krishnamurti’s teaching? Is it possible to articulate it succinctly, to get at the root of it (because it can take so many forms of expression)? - I realise that Krishnamurti has written a 300 word abbreviation of his teaching already, but what would get at the heart of it in just a couple of sentences?
It occurred to me that it could be stated simply as:
having an insight into the total nature of common consciousness (which is ultimately nothing more than the movement of time-thought).
If we wanted to elaborate slightly, we might say that psychological time and thought has created the common consciousness of human beings (with its contents of nationalism, belief, pleasure, desire, hurt, envy, anger, greed, fear and suffering - together with the self-image: the self or ego or observer).
The self, the me, the observer, is not actually separate from the contents of consciousness - the appearance or feeling that it is separate, is an illusion.
And so the only important thing for a human being is to step out of this stream of human consciousness, completely: to end time (which is becoming) and thought (which is based on memory) - which can only be done through seeing, through choiceless awareness of the contents of consciousness, through observation without an observer (which is attention), and then insight.
Does this sound right? - What do others think or feel might constitute the core of K’s teaching in one or two sentences (if they were willing to share it)?