Friday, August 7, 2015

U G Krishnamurti - The Natural State

You wouldn’t touch this with a barge pole. 
This is going to liquidate what you call ‘you’, all of you –
 higher self, lower self, soul, Atman, conscious, subconscious – all of that. 
You come to a point, and then you say ‘I need time’.
 So Sadhana (inquiry and religious endeavor) comes into the picture and you say to yourself “Tomorrow I will understand.” 
 This structure is born of time and functions in time, but does not come to an end through time. 
If you don’t understand now, you are not going to understand tomorrow. 
What you are looking for does not exist. You would rather tread an enchanted ground with beatific visions of a radical transformation of that non-existent self of yours into a state of being which is conjured up by some bewitching phrases. 
That takes you away from your natural state – it is a movement away from yourself. 
To be yourself requires extraordinary intelligence. You are ‘blessed’ with that intelligence; 
nobody need give it to you, nobody can take it away from you. 
He who lets that express itself in its own way is a natural man.

from: The natural state

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