An Attention That Is Not Exclusive

I think there is a difference between attention that is given to an object and attention without object.  We can concentrate on a particular idea, belief, object–which is an exclusive process; and there is also an attention, an awareness, which is not exclusive.  Similarly, there is discontent which has no motive, which is not the outcome of some frustration, which cannot be canalized, which cannot accept any fulfillment.  Perhaps I may not be using the right word for it, but  I think that that extraordinary discontent is the essential.  Without that, every other form of discontent merely becomes a way to satisfaction.


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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