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This is great stuff. I hope that we can make contact some day.
Have you considered the idea of ongoing group dialog as a part of writing the book?
Thanks for your work and all the best.
What you are doing is beyond amazing, I wish you all the best in your challenging, yet perhaps one of the most significant projects around.
I’ve also been highly interested in Krishnamurti’s and Bohm’s insights on dialogue and am too planning on implementing them in some form or another. Maybe through some future collaboration, even. I see an absolutely immense potential in open dialogue for the world. And as Bohm has said:
“Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture?”
I might contact you later and will be watching closely,
all the best to you.
I heard many of K/Bohm dialogues very soon after they were taped and they changed my life. A long time I waited that somebody would take a good grip of them and write a book about them. As nothing much happened, I decided to write it by myself.
I don’t know if it will ever be ready, but I have some 50 pages ready.
All the best in your project. It would be nice to talk with you about this subject.
Surely if we have learnt anything from JK it is that the Truth is a Pathless land? No paths, no maps, no route? By mapping consciousness are you not surely mapping ‘your’ consciousness and ‘my’ consciousness and all the divisions that come with this interpretation/exaggeration?
Can you map the guiding light that goes before us? Can you map the eternal darkness in which we find no form or thought? Be interesting to try!
What a wonderful thing to explore the works of Krishnamurti and Dr. Bohm. This exploration should not be taken as maintaining a tradion, whicj JK said was unnecessary, but to delve into the what constitute “what is”
Hello, lovely time we find ourselves in, especially if we love the moment as it is with all our heart. Is thought ever needed for that? What requirement is there to only discern the moment through the filter of personal history and psychology? If I am to truly hear you, I want nothing of “me” between us. So I must be silence itself, listening. Now timeless and selfless presence is. Clinging to and depending on thought and/or self-image is the play of the despairing. Why so? Who denies the truth to stay “comfy?” You and everyone are always completely lovable, and completely loving. Since consciousness is dependent on unconditional awareness, and awareness depends on nothing, the limits of thought (conditioning, self) are clear. Is anyone doing this? I sat directly before J. Krishnamurti when I was 16 years old, in the Oak Grove. He sat on his hands for 15 minutes, saying nothing, looking at everyone. Since I was in my position, his eyes would meet mine. In that contact, I could see plainly how he was reflecting directly to me, the silent, still heart of my being, such that he and I disappeared. When finally he spoke, I realized it was for those who missed his actual teaching. An inquiry based in silence and stillness, wherein participants only ask questions, and no one answers, is I feel what he meant by dialogue. A conversation of questions, that are so carefully crafted, spontaneously in the moment, it has the effect of lifting everyone’s inquiry to greater insight. I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. Good work! Many blessings… James
Love the chutzpah Peter. Several points really. Primarily your title seems to me to be at odds with your subject. Sheldrake’s notion of the presence of the past and the practice and place of ritual are at odds with the ‘practice’ of choiceless awareness and the almost innocent spurning of the contents of consciousness, giving rise to spacey, relational silence and a sense of freshness or newness. Koestler was a strange fish, a strange bedfellow. His book ‘The Sleepwalkers’ questions scientific methodology but doesn’t go as far as considering ‘insight’. I haven’t yet gone beyond living with a shifting feeling of being with insecurity and contradiction puncturing a relational sense; border less, often at war, ESP sexually. Jackson Pollock’s painting ‘Blue Poles’ provides me with a template of living with, as Leonard Cohen once put it, the ‘various positions’.
Hello there! Congratulations on your site. I have also been studying these topics since I am 12. Two very enlightening books to me were ‘The Great Rebellion’ and ‘Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology’, by Samael Aun Weor. Regards, Tiago M. Miranda.
Hallo Peter, thanks for your mail, fantastic what you are doing, I look forward to your book; my own study from K.and Bohm is, till now, the best thing in my Life, and I think Peter that your book is a great supplement to this. Specally I am overwhelmed by the dialogue between K. and the English Director Ronald Eyre; the Fact is here… that “all TIME is in the Present”, so there is no “becoming” and no dreaming for chance with “Ideals”, so there is no “tomorrow”… is this the end of conflict???? this is nice for a dialogue… all the best Peter, a lot of success, till the next Newsletter.…abraços..jos
On thinking about thought as a system and the individual, it struck me that the structure of the individual in thought, is rather like statistics. Which although can give accurate predictions, can never be applied to any one. Because they deal with data, which is an after effect, not with creativity (obviously), and in the same way, neither does memory.
Perhaps memory can be seen as a collection of data that applies to no-one in particular — there is no individual who ‘has’a structure of thought.
Dear Peter, our whole life is a series of crises. It seems we have got used to live in conflict. The role and contributions of our mind — or more precisely of our thought process — has been widely neglected. We all need to seriously ask questions about the entirety of our life, and instead of creating new ideas start looking at what we are. Wish you all the best in this journey.
Mind is a tool of the spirit, when the work has been finished, it must be kept in rest.
A pleasure to “sign in!”
Eagerly following your progress and looking forward to your book’s publication!
Very useful tweets, request for more practically formulated advices for maintian longer observing state and to avoid automated reactions to continous bombarding stimulus and resulting frequent mental flare-ups.
For example — it seems to me that simply concentrating on muscular tension patterns in the body, specially in the Facial muscles helps to neutralize the flared mental state.
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