Tuesday, September 18, 2007

We are not basically free at all

It is one of the fallacious concepts that man is free. Of course, man is free to choose, but when he chooses he is already in confusion. When you see something very clearly, then you do not choose. Please look at this fact in yourselves. When you see something very clearly, where is the necessity of choice? There is no choice. It is only a confused mind that chooses, that says, “This is right, this is wrong, I must do this because it is right,” and so on, not a clear precise mind that sees directly. For such a mind there is no choice. You see, we say that we choose and therefore we are free. That is one of the absurdities we have invented, but we are not basically free at all. We are conditioned, and it requires an enormous understanding of this conditioning to be free.

J Krishnamurthy

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Blogger iietsa said...

outside my window...
the rain is coming down from the sky
nobody brought it up there...
nobody is bringing it down...
it is all happening of its own...
the body is like one of those falling drops...
right from the start its heading for the end...
there is no way to prevent it...and there is no need...
let it fall...freely...as a drop of rain...

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