Beyond Time

September 28th ~ The conditioned mind, surely, is incapable of finding out what lies beyond time.  That is, sirs, the mind as we know it is conditioned by the past.  The past, moving through the present to the future, conditions the mind; and this conditioned mind, being in conflict, in trouble, being fearful, uncertain, seeks something beyond the frontiers of time.  That is what we are all doing in various ways, is it not?  But how can a mind that is the result of time ever find that which is timeless?  

The house of your beliefs, of your properties, of yoru attachments and comforting ways of thinking is constantly being broken into.  But the mind goes on seeking security, so there is a conflict between what you want and what life’s process demands of you.  This is what is happening to every one of us…

I do not know if this problem interests you at all.   Everyday existence, with all its troubles, seems to be sufficient for most of us.  Our only concern is to find an immediate answer to our various problems.  But sooner or later the immediate answers are found to be unsatisfactory because no problem has an answer apart from the problem itself.  But if I can understand the problem, all the intricacies of it, then the problem no longer exists.

This idea that no problem has an answer apart from itself.    In a video titled “What is Guilt”,  which convinced me to watch it over 30-40 times, he questions the problem itself.  We are conditioned in problems.  Our brain is conditioned in problems, Krishnamurti says.  He asks if we can see this conditioning.  It is hard to not to look back at our schooling and not see the repetitive nature of our education to where it becomes a habit.  So we are conditioned to solve and look for problems.  If we can see this, we can begin to see that our solution lies in the problem itself.

In the foreword of Zen & Creative Management, Albert Low mentions Karl Marx who said that every system carries within it the seeds of its own destruction. … Things are not separate.


As in most posts on, italicization of words refers to the words of either Jiddu Krishnamurti or Albert Low.  The website writer’s words are in regular text.

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