2019/07/20

What is the best way to learn about Jiddu Krishnamurti?





First of all, never, never, never let someone explain Krishnamurti to you.
So, on a beautiful day, take a Krishnamurti book and walk peacefully into the shade of a tree, and then watch so that nothing and no one in the world interferes with what will happen between you, the teachings, and the tree.

2019/03/19

Synchronicity and the flow of energies



My answer to a request in Quora:
Does a long time practitioner in Yijing develop a skill to better perceive what Carl Jung called the signs of synchronicity?

My point of view differs a bit from the traditional I Ching scholar; I am the author of a different version (I Ching of the Wanderers - I Ching de los Caminantes) that is based on the same principles of synchronicity but that accentuates the importance of one's sensibility to correctly perceive reality.

One should always be attentive to the signs of synchronicity but also to something called "the flow of energies." What we often call "synchronicity" is nothing more than the natural evolution of energetic currents, for example, when it passes from the chaotic to the ordered state, or from the ordered state to the mutant state.

In the chaotic state, things happen in a disconnected way; in the ordered state, things happen in a way that is strongly dependent on each other - as in a machine - and in the third form, the mutant, things happen fluidly, which is then called "synchronicity".

Therefore, if we are attentive to the flow of energies, we will also be observing what Jung called "synchronicity", because such an event is only one of the manifestations of the mutant state.


2019/03/09

The observation of the fragments






We are constituted by multiple planes. To perceive this fact is the simple way; not looking at it directly is the complex way.

All world events affect those planes separately.

The look that contemplates everything: the planes and the impacts, lacks entity and therefore, lacks fragmentation.

If we think about the fragmented reality, we increase the fragmentation, but if there is that empty look on the fragmented then there is unity, totality, although the observed fragments continue to exist.


2018/11/21

The quiet action of Krishnamurti schools and study centers



Centro de Estudios Krishnamurti, en Rishi Valley




Part of a dialogue about Krishnamurti schools.


The question is, why do we give so much importance to the human being as an individual?
That is, of course it has its importance, but parallel to the real existence of people, of each one, there is also an impersonal movement of the total human mind.

In the specific case of the K schools, there is concern for each student, of course, but perhaps the other action that the teaching has is lost and sometimes not very noticeable when we look at this or that person, but rather it acts on the total human consciousness.
K asked this question several times to people from Ojai, from Rishi, from Brockwood: what was coming out of the schools?
Answers have never been very encouraging but the schools are still there. If it were for the concrete result of enlightened people, then the schools would have to be closed already. But they are not only for that, they have another meaning not centered on people as such, but a broader one.

K said schools would have to be there by the time "that genius child" came. That is, it is a matter of time that one day a being with all the ingredients for the school to give an appropriate framework for his flowering, but that is not what is expected of the thousands of students who will pass by.
Apart from this expectation function of the "genius child" is also that the small changes that occur in each person affect the total of humanity. A person can have in his life only a moment of clarity. A glorious half hour in which he looked deeply, and that's all; that has been the meaning of his life.

But that dies with the individual? No, that acts on the whole human mind, even if in a very small way. Every understanding, expansion of perception affects everything. Not only to the human being but to all the life of the Earth. As the Buddha said:

"When the Blessed One became enlightened, all beings on Earth were also enlightened"

Then we have this second not-so-visible purpose of the schools, a non-spectacular sense, a quiet work in the depths of the human mind. Hence the great importance of schools and study centers.



2018/10/14

What underlies the divergent history of two languages: Catalan and Piedmontese.

By Toislex, adding information to the map of F. Rubat Borel - "Il piemontese in tasca" , 2006, Edizioni Assimil, Chivasso, modified, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Answer to a Quora question


I am a Spanish speaker, with Piedmontese and Catalan ancestry currently living in Barcelona, and our opinion reflects exactly the facts about Catalan and Piemontèis. But behind this phenomenon there is a problem that has to do with nationalism. In Catalonia, the language is driven - in addition to the interest of maintaining the language itself - for political reasons: separatism. Catalonia has a long history of conflicts with Castile, while Piedmont had exactly the opposite role: to unify Italy. The Piemontèis is becoming the language of the elderly; the new generations speak basically in Italian, while in Catalonia one can see the new generations of African or Latin American immigrants speaking Catalan everyday.

Both Catalan and Piedmontese reflect the great power that schools have; in Piedmont, children have been italianized and in Catalonia they have been catalanized.

In addition to the above, due to the European Union and the global weight of the English-speaking countries, all of them are also beginning a process of integrating English gradually more and more, which causes an "internationalization" that has the potential to sweep away regional and national identities (luckily !!! This continent is characterized by causing some major nationalist wars)

Then there are very different attitudes among the young Piedmontese and Catalans: the former are imbued with the spirit of unification, while the latter (always speaking only of the hard Catalan speaking sector) have a segregationist spirit against Spain and everything Spanish… and also - although it is difficult for the Catalans to recognize this - by definition this nationalist spirit is also anti-European.

The experience I had in Piedmont and Catalonia is colored by this fact. To speak Piedmontese in Piedmont is greeted with surprise and joy, but not as necessary; while speaking Catalan in Catalonia has become quite a political statement and is forced by public institutions.


2018/04/01

Mutation is timeless and belongs to time simultaneously




Understanding is always instantaneous, but each flash then needs a time to "settle" in the whole being. That is not instantaneous.

A good example was given by Krishnamurti with the case of getting rid of habits - it takes 3 days: one day to observe what happens to one, another day to others ... etc.

While the essentials are instantaneous sparks of observation, those sparks cause an effect on the entire system that takes time to manifest.

And the same happens globally; the people who mutated thanks to the teaching of K are few, its effect is discreet and it is not yet noticeable, but little by little humanity is being affected.

So we have that perception affects material level simultaneously instantaneously and gradually.

Part of a dialogue

2018/02/08

How can we use I-Ching to divine politics?


Answer in Quora

Originally the I Ching was written as a book about divination in general, later versions were written oriented towards the social and military. 
Obviously, language and visions of the I Ching are located in the circumstances of thousands of years ago; so, what is really important is to learn the energetic meanings of bigrams and trigrams, because that's where everything else comes from.
If we understand well their different meanings and combinations, we will not need to resort to any further interpretation: we will see directly in action those energies in everyday circumstances.