The Pattern of an Idea

June 3rd ~ If you say, “How am I to save energy?” then you have created a pattern of an idea–how to save it–and then conduct your life according to that pattern; therefore, there begins again a contradiction.  Whereas if you perceive for yourself where your energies are being wasted, you will see that the principal force causing the waste is conflict–which is having a problem and never resolving it, living with a deadly memory of something gone, living in tradition.   One has to understand the nature of the dissipation of energy, and the understanding of the dissipation of energy is not according to Shankara, Buddha, or some saint, but the actual observation of one’s daily conflict in life.  So the principal waste of energy is conflict–which doesn’t mean that you sit back and be lazy.  Conflict will always exist as long as the idea is more important than the fact.

February 3rd, 2020 ~Seeing the waste as opposed to the idea that one is wasteful.   Seeing that we are conditioned–observing in our mind our own conditioned response to problems.  The idea that we are conditioned is not the same as observing our conditioned responses to problems.  In fact, we will see our problems are facts, rather than problems.  For more on this, view this blog entry: What is Guilt


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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