Attention Without Resistance

June 8th ~ You know what space is.  There is space in this room.  The distance between here and your hostel, between the bridge and you home, between this bank of the river and the other–all that is space.   Now, is there also space in your mind?  Or is it so crowded that there is no space in it at all?  If your mind has space, then in that space there is silence–and from that silence everything else comes, for then you can listen, you can pay attention without resistance.  That is why it is very important to have space in the mind.  If the mind is not overcrowded, not ceaselessly occupied, then it can listen to that dog barking, to the sound of a train crossing the distant bridge, and also be fully aware of what is being said by a person talking here.  Then the mind is a living thing, it is not dead.

January 29th, 2020 ~ Even space is empty of inherent existence.  It is a phenomena that arises dependent upon causes and conditions.  In a room, you see space on the left, middle and right side of the room, top and bottom.  The left is dependent upon on the middle.  The middle is dependent upon on the left and the right.  And so on. . . .  You can go deeper and deeper with this.  Space is connected to space.  If there is no air left in a room, you will know it.   You will want to get out.  So there is something in space, even though we don’t see 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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