Height of Wisdom

Wisdom is not in the Vedanta shit, but in this very instant moment.
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7 Responses to Height of Wisdom

  1. tej says:

    The Master Key

    SOME TEACHERS LIKE U.G. KRISHNAMURTI POSIT THAT THE INDIVIDUAL CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT BECOMING ENLIGHTENED SIMPLY BECAUSE IT MEANS THE END OF THE INDIVIDUAL SELF-SENSE . You ARE EMPHATIC THAT IT CAN HAPPEN THROUGH CONSCIOUS INTENTION, AND THAT IT SHOULD TAKE NO LONGER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE FIRST STEP HAS HAPPENED. How WOULD YOU VIEW U.G.’s VIEW, (AND BALSEKAR’S, WHOM YOU QUOTE), BECAUSE IT BRINGS UP THE OLD DEBATE OF DESTINY AND FREE WILL IN THE PURSUIT OF ENlIGHTENMENT?

    Yes, I’m emphatic . Not only can it happen through conscious intention, it can only happen through conscious intention.
    To say that the individual can do nothing to break free of dualistic perception because it results in non-dualistic perception is like saying a living being can’t step off a cliff because it results in death, or that a dreamer can’t
    wake up because he’s dreaming. It’s absurd.

    However, if U. G. Krishnamurti et al were saying that self cannot achieve no-self, then that’s perfectly correct. The end of the one marks the beginning of the other. No one can have their cake and eat it too, despite what so many would have us believe.

    Is it a paradox? Yes . Can it be explained so people will understand? No.

    Can anyone come see for themself and understand it directly ? Yes. How?

    Claw, scratch, bite, and burn. Burn everything.

    Think for yourself and figure out what’s true. That’s the master key. Ultimately, that’s my only advice.

    The clock is ticking and you’re completely on your own. Forget concepts . Forget philosophy. Forget spirituality.
    Forget what anyone else says . Don’t try to dictate terms . Just think for yourself and figure out what’s true.

    Hey, how hard can that be?

    -Jed McKenna

    (As a UG admirer, I seriously recommend Jed McKenna’s works)

    • kvenkatraman says:

      This reminds me of the quote:
      Be Light unto yourself – Gautama Sidharta
      This quote is neither negative nor positive , its freedom and practical:-Claw, scratch, bite, and burn. Burn everything.

    • george says:

      Figuring out whats true implies that one is still searching for truth, ultimate, beyond, God or what have you. So in that sense the counter thought ends up gaining momentum and if anything it is adding tension to the body. The key is to test everything for and by yourself and to not question your actions before and after, the moment you start to do that, the moment guilt starts to settle in, thus one ends up doing immoral acts through trying to change oneself. Unquestioned actions is morality.

    • george says:

      Also, saying forget concepts, spirituality and philosophy is a good advice, but the fact of the matter is that it is so deeply ingrained in us that we really can’t just get rid of it since its become very much a part of us. There is no way out, but nevertheless that isn’t going to stop me from continuing to keep clawing and scratching away!

  2. Madhu says:

    The whole spirituality is searching for aroma in the shit!

  3. Tej says:

    @Madhu

    ‘Burn everything to the ground’

    Exactly, but what Jed McKenna is saying has nothing to do with spirituality. It is anti-spiritual in the same sense that UG used the term. A voluntary search for authenticity and an intent to find things out on our own without any gurus. ‘Burn everything to the ground’ – very much like UG.

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