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Aug 13, 2018

"A mind that has no walls, that is not burdened with its own acquisitions, accumulations, with its own knowledge, a mind that lives timelessly, insecurely - to such a mind, life is an extraordinary thing. Such a mind is life itself, because life has no resting place. " --Jiddu Krishnamurti-

A Mind Seeking Permanency Soon Stagnates

J. Krishnamurti, one of the 20th century's most remarkable spiritual leaders, reminds us that life is impermanent, that we are driven by impermanent relationships, ambitions and achievements, and suffer because there is death at the end. He suggests we need not suffer from impermanency because it is a simple fact. Yet we do suffer, because we don't want to accept the truth of it. Nevertheless, he offers a solution to our fear: "But if you bring death - which you have put in the future - into the present while you are active, vital, strong, not diseased, then you are living with death; you are dying every minute to everything you know. After all, only that which ends can have a new beginning.

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BE THE CHANGE
It is an amazing challenge to try to live with awareness of death. Try to imagine for a few minutes each day this week that this is your last day. What would you wish to do with this precious time? How would you wish to be?



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