You Are the Suffering

July 12th ~ When there is no observer who is suffering, is the suffering different from you?  You are the suffering, are you not?  You are not apart from the pain–you are the pain.  What happens?  There is no labeling, there is no giving it a name and thereby brushing it aside–you are merely that pain, that feeling, that sense of agony.  When you are that, what happens?  When you do not name it, when there is no fear with regard to it, is the center related to it?  If the center is related to it, then it is afraid of it.  Then it must act and do something about it.  But if the center is that, then what do you do?  There is nothing to be done, is there?  If you are that and you are not accepting it, not labeling it, not pushing it aside–if you are that thing, what happens?  Do you say you suffer then?  Surely, a fundamental transformation has taken place.  Then there is no longer “I suffer” because there is no center to suffer, and the center suffers because we have never examined what the center is.  We just live from word to word, from reaction to reaction.

December 27th, 2019 ~ When we have discomfort with a part of our body, say a burn on our finger from the stove when you were baking a pie on Christmas day, it hurts for a bit.  You might rub some aloe on it or run it under cold water.  But you go on.  Your finger is a part of you.  The pain is not separate from you.  You have other aches and pains, some of which may require a pain reliever.  Do you think that part of your body is separate from you?  Maybe not.  But, there is not much to be done.  It is not separate from you.  It is you.  It is difficult when the pain is acute.  But usually it is not.  What K says about fear is important: “. . . .when there is no fear with regard to it. . . .”  


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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