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Why your heart is empty
on 2 May 2010
It is very hard to get your head around the idea of a religious thinker who decries all beliefs and rituals. I have read many of Krishnamurti's books and this one is very definitely my favourite. Truth, Krishnamurti asserts is in the moment and it cannot be approached or understood by thinking or thought processes. Thought is always old and a projection of the past. Only when the mind is still can truth or sacredness come into being. But how to achieve it? -you can't achieve it as any attempt or effort of the will is within the realm of thought. Can the mind realise its own limitations and be silent? From this silence, comes truth or love or beauty or God.
Meditation is central to Krishnamurti's teaching but by meditation he does not mean sitting in a corner, visualising or chanting-Meditation for Krishnamurti is 'choiceless awareness'-the mind observing its own thinking without judging it. Only by understanding and accepting 'what is' from moment to moment can one comprehend reality.
I have been studying this short book for 15 years and it has helped me greatly. Impossible to classify or reduce down to an intellectual theory. Anyone interested in psychology or religion would benefit from reading this book. But beware! You may never look at the world in the same way again.