Watching Though There Is Nothing To Learn

=== – Daily Quote ===

I am learning about myself—not according to some psychologist or specialist—I am watching and I see something in myself; but I do not condemn it, I do not judge it, I do not push it aside—I  just watch it. I watch that I am proud—let us take that as an example. I do not say, “I must put it aside, how ugly to be proud.”—but  I just watch it. As I am watching, I am learning.

Watching means learning what pride involves, how it has come into being.  I cannot watch it for more than five or six minutes—if one can, that is a great deal—the next moment I become inattentive. Having been attentive and knowing what inattention is, I struggle to make inattention attentive. Do not do that, but watch inattention, become aware that you are inattentive—that is all.

Stop there. Do not say, “I must spend all my time being attentive”, but just watch when you are inattentive. To go any further into this would be really quite complex . There is a quality of mind that is awake and watching all the time, watching though there is nothing to learn. That means a mind that is extraordinarily quiet, extraordinarily silent. What has a silent, clear mind to learn?

The Impossible Question, pp 25-26

=== Thoughts ===

To really experience reality we must be capable of watching that movement which is our life, the evolution of the world, and the subtle, but constant transformation of energy happening all around us at each and every moment. We must follow along with impermanence, paying close attention to it’s career, and observing our relationship with the environment.

This observation is something entirely new, it is unstructured and unplanned, without rules, guidelines, or goals. It is not watching according to Krishnamurti’s strategy, the Buddha’s strategy, or even our own strategy, but simply observation. Observation for observations sake.

And it is only in that action of total observation, which flourishes after we’ve put aside our attachment to preconceived conclusions, images, and ideas, that we can experience reality for what it really is, and reach an understanding of both ourselves and our world.

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