An Indian Civilizational Perspective

The Real Change

Whether change is brought about consciously or unconsciously it is still the same. Conscious change implies effort; and unconscious endeavor to bring about a change also implies an effort, a struggle. So long as there is a struggle, conflict, the change is merely enforced, and there is no understanding; and therefore it is no longer a change at all. So, is the mind capable of meeting the problem of change – of acquisitiveness, for example – without making an effort, just seeing the whole implication of acquisitiveness? Because you cannot see the whole content of acquisitiveness totally so long as there is any endeavor to change it. Real change can only take place when the mind comes to the problem afresh, not with all the jaded memories of a thousand yesterdays. Obviously you cannot have a fresh, eager mind if the mind is occupied. And the mind ceases to be occupied only when it sees the truth about its own occupation. You cannot see the truth if you are not giving your whole attention, if you are translating what is being said into something which will suit you, or translating it into your own terms. You must come to something new with a fresh mind, and a mind is not fresh when it is occupied, consciously or unconsciously.

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  1. Psiplex says

    Always enthralling to read J. Krishnamurti- thank you for posting. Was meditating on that what is changeless about our being is that which is aligned with the Source. Although change is perpetual in the human (of human being) and decidedly that is a duality which dissolves into non-fuality (lots of opinions here), there seems to be more permanence in being. Please help with this one- still absorbing and meditating.

    Wanted to share a video clip called Changeless on Vimeo at: http://www

    This is a series of quotes form teachers and sages that speak on change and what is changeless. Enjoy!

    One Love
    Psiplex
    http://www.psiplex.com

  2. Psiplex says

    Always enthralling to read J. Krishnamurti- thank you for posting. Was meditating on that what is changeless about our being is that which is aligned with the Source. Although change is perpetual in the human (of human being) and decidedly that is a duality which dissolves into non-fuality (lots of opinions here), there seems to be more permanence in being. Please help with this one- still absorbing and meditating.

    Wanted to share a video clip called Changeless on Vimeo at: http://www

    This is a series of quotes form teachers and sages that speak on change and what is changeless. Enjoy!

    One Love
    Psiplex
    http://www.psiplex.com

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