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Thursday, April 24, 2014

it's not a seeking

Meditation is not a search, it's not a seeking, a probing, an exploration. It is an explosion and discovery. It's not the taming of the brain to conform nor is it a self-introspective analysis, it is certainly not the training in concentration which includes, chooses and denies. It's something that comes naturally, when all positive and negative assertions and accomplishments have been understood and drop away easily. It is the total emptiness of the brain. It's the emptiness that is essential, not what's in the emptiness, there is seeing only from emptiness, all virtue, not social morality and respectability, springs from it. It's out of this emptiness love comes, otherwise it's not love. Foundation of righteousness is in this emptiness. It's the end and beginning of all things.
                                    -Krisnamurti

Saturday, April 19, 2014

සම්බුද්ධත්ව ජයන්තියට පිළිවෙතින් පෙළගැසෙමු

"මීට අවුරුදු 2600කට පෙර ලොව පහලවූ මහා උත්තමයෙක් සියළු ප්‍රශ්නවලට උත්තරයක් හොයාගත්තා. අනාතෙන් අනාතයට පත්වූ ලෝක සත්වයාට  එකම නාථ මාර්ගය පෙන්වලා දුන්නා. පිලිවෙතක් කියලා දුන්නා......"  -a news item.

බුද්ධ කිසිම ප්‍රශ්නයකට පිළිතුරු සොයා ගත්තේ නැහැ. පිළිතුර කිසිම විටෙක විසදුමක් නොවෙයි. ප්‍රශ්නයත් පිළිතුරත් නැති කර දැමීමයි කලේ. බුද්ධ කිසි විටෙක පිළිවෙතක් කියා දෙන්නේ නැත. පිලිවත ඇත්තේ ලෝකය තුලයි. පිළිවෙතකින් ලෝකයෙන් එතෙර වීමට නොහැකිය.
                                                                                                    -Dr Tissa Senanayake 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Unconditioning through Education

School is a place to transform human consciousness and a place of leisure, where students have time and space to ponder who they really are and find out what they really love to do. The purpose of the educational process is to cultivate students' minds not only intellectually, but also emotionally.

 "Our education now is like producing robots. Students spend six to eight hours per day learning. Their weekends are filled up with homework. Society believes that for a kid to have more knowledge and skills are good. So children's time is occupied by things. 

But Krishnamurti says the human mind needs space to learn about itself and space to simply be.