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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Pleasure always brings pain; it is a fact

There is a vast difference between pleasure and love. Consider it for a minute. All our relationships between man and woman, between ourselves and each other, is based on pleasure. And, pleasure always brings pain; it is a fact. And, where there is pleasure, there is no love. Love is not a process of thinking; love is not the result of a thought, whereas pleasure is. If you understand that, not intellectually, verbally reasoned out, if you see the fact that pleasure destroys love, and where there is pleasure there is no joy; if you see very clearly that you function on pleasure, that all your activity, all your thinking, all your being - including your gods - everything is based on pleasure which is the result of thought; if you see that it is thought which gives continuity to pleasure, which is desire; and, if you see this whole structure, then where does fear come in at all? - Krishnamurti, Collected Works, Vol. XVI,62

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What is religion?

What is religion? It is the investigation, with all one's attention, with the summation of all one's energy, to find that which is sacred, to come upon that which is holy. That can only take place when there is freedom from the noise of thought, the ending of thought and time, psychologically, inwardly, but not the ending of knowledge in the world where you have to function with knowledge. That which is holy, that which is sacred, which is truth, can only be when there is complete silence, when the brain itself has put thought in its right place. Out of that immense silence there is that which is sacred. - Krishnamurti, The Wholeness of Life,145

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Love කයට වහවැටුනු ආලය

“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form.”
Eckhart Tolle

The Real Message of Lord Buddha බුදුන් වහන්සේගේ නිවැරදි පණිවිඩය

The Real Message of Lord Buddha
ස්වෛරීව නැගීසිටි පුද්ගලයාට නඩත්තු කරන්න මිතුරුකමක් හෝ සතුරුකමක් නැත. ඔහුට සියල්ලන් මිතුරන්ය. එමනිසා අමුතුවෙන් කලයුතු දෙයක් නැත. ස්වෛරී මිනිසෙකු වන්න, දැනගන්න


බුදුන් වහන්සේගේ නිවැරදි පණිවිඩය

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Healing Happens All Around

A beautiful song, recorded in Plum Village.

The lyrics speak to me especially because they represent a very wholesome way to take care of our suffering.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

You cannot be good by trying to be good

If you set out to meditate, it will not be meditation. If you set out to be good, goodness will never flower. If you cultivate humility, it ceases to be. Meditation is the breeze that comes in when you leave the window open; but if you deliberately keep it open, deliberately invite it to come, it will never appear. - Krishnamurti, The Only Revolution,37