An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Religious Discipline

When you say, ‘discipline’, all discipline is based on a method according to a certain pattern; and the pattern promises you a result which is predetermined by a mind which has already a belief, which has already taken a position. So, will a method, in the widest or the narrowest sense of that word, bring about this new mind? If it does not, then method as habit must go completely, because it is false. …Method only conditions the mind according to the result which is desired. You have to discard all the mechanical processes of the mind. …The mind must discard all the mechanical processes of thought. So, the idea that a method, a system, a discipline, a continuity of habit will bring about this mind is not true. So, all that is to be discarded totally as being mechanical. A mind that is mechanical is a traditional mind; it cannot meet life, which is non mechanical; so, the method is to be put aside.

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4 Comments
  1. Psiplex says

    Wishing all of those pop new age spiritual debit card web sites could be sent a copy of this message. There is such a plethora of web sites from fringe new age groups that have the methods and systems for improving your life.
    J. Krishnamurti’s article speaks volumes and is so stabilizing and fresh, even today. Thank you for posting!

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    Psiplex
    http://www.psiplex.com

  2. Desh says

    Hi Psiplex –

    I couldn’t agree with you more! If what you intend to get to is “Infinity” then where do you “draw a path” that is not your destination? If not, then what use is any path?

    So, two ways to look (as this post also says)…

    – either there is no path, or
    – all “paths” lead to the same destination.

    🙂

    Same difference.

  3. Psiplex says

    Wishing all of those pop new age spiritual debit card web sites could be sent a copy of this message. There is such a plethora of web sites from fringe new age groups that have the methods and systems for improving your life.
    J. Krishnamurti’s article speaks volumes and is so stabilizing and fresh, even today. Thank you for posting!

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

  4. Desh says

    Hi Psiplex –

    I couldn’t agree with you more! If what you intend to get to is “Infinity” then where do you “draw a path” that is not your destination? If not, then what use is any path?

    So, two ways to look (as this post also says)…

    – either there is no path, or
    – all “paths” lead to the same destination.

    🙂

    Same difference.

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