January 01, 2009

A new uncondtioned year!

This is how I am starting my new year! Me, with my blog! Wishing everyone a very wonderful new year! I will recover soon from my flu to tell you more stories here! Sorry if I have been rude with people, I know there is a list of people who have been hurt by my blog during last years!

We are all conditioned by the society, religion , culture and even by science which is programming us to think in a conditioned way and defining ‘rights’ and ‘wrong’ and living with conflicts with ourselves and with others! I am sure the conflicts I had last years was because of these conditioned thoughts, the conditioned thoughts of mine, my family and friends and the people around me added some conflicts which were even reflected in my blog! I like to start this New Year with my favourite philosopher’s(J Krishnamurti) thoughts! He kept me good company during my sick days!

I was listening to this thought provoking conversation between Krishnamurti & David Bohm about The Future of Humanity! It’s a long playlist! Need time and patience to watch this! If not now, I hope someday in this New Year you may have sometime to listen to these two great minds! Until then here is the summary!

“Amidst so much confusion and sorrow it is essential to find creative understanding of ourselves, for without it no relationship is possible. Only through right thinking can there be understanding. Neither leaders nor a new set of values nor a blueprint can bring about this creative understanding; only through our own right effort can there be right understanding.

How is it possible then to find this essential understanding? From where shall we start to discover what is real, what is true, in all this conflagration, confusion, and misery? Is it not important to find out for ourselves how to think rightly about war and peace, about economic and social conditions, about our relationship to our fellow men? Surely there is a difference between right thinking and right or conditioned thought. We may be able to produce in ourselves imitatively right thought, but such thought is not right thinking. Right or conditioned thought is uncreative. But when we know how to think rightly for ourselves, which is to be living, dynamic, then it is possible to bring about a new and happier culture.”


iamyuva said...

that's right note to start a new year...

umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu

Happy 2009 & beyond

ashgene said...

My hearty wishes for you this news year.


Now something to shake you! Just found this in youtube and here's some ..

" "If you have the courage to touch life for the first time, you will never know what hit you. Everything man has thought, felt and experienced is gone, and nothing is put in its place."

"Whether you are interested in Moksha, Liberation, Freedom, Transformation, you name it, you are interested in happiness without one moment of unhappiness, pleasure without pain, it is the same thing."

"We don't want to be free from fear. All that we want to do is to play games with it and talk about freeing ourselves from fear."

"Your constant utilization of thought to give continuity to your separate self is 'you'. There is nothing there inside you other than that."

"When the movement in the direction of becoming something other than what you are isn't there any more, you are not in conflict with yourself."


Uma said...

"umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" ! It sounds very familar! I checked the meaning in BBC, but it was more popular thru some other media too? or song or a movie or something else?

Uma said...

My new year wishes to you too Ashgene! Thanks for the link on UG! I was more attracted to JK than UG before! I like to read him too! thanks for the link!

ps: thanks for the non-anonymous wishes! :-)