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How Can The Processing Of Fear Lead To Peace and Enlightenment
« on: September 28, 2017, 07:19:52 AM »

sticky thread to debate fear

“What  is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or  any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn  about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” –Jiddu Krishnamurti

For those who do not know this amazing philosopher, it is useful to mention that Krishnamurti is probably the most important modern philosophers, in the sense that most of his work evolved around the processing of Fear, in order to free the mind, the soul and the body. Ultimately that very fear is first rooted in the fear of  being. From it derives all the other fears:  fear of not being able to compete enough... fear of not being loved for who we are... fear to be left behind.... fear of the unknown in general.

Then we have another kind of fear, and which is projected (by design) into the environment 24/7.  Fear is always a mental construct which holds us back and thus prevents self-betterment. This very societal fear is inherently far deep rooted into the quest for materialism, which always drives to evaluate and measure constantly, what we perceive as happiness - morally and physically. It is a persistent and resilient illusion as it cannot be measured and because it is an individual experience that cannot be taught. Though paradoxically, if such a mechanisms could be taught from a very early age, the world would be a very different  place... again, if it were. And lastly, it can neither be quantified because happiness vanishes as soon as we seek to make it last.

The less expectations, the more happiness.... and the more security. Although, in a nutshell, the situation is very simple to lay out, the trickiest part resides in the understanding and then of course, the practice, of such values. Mainly because materialism has skewed perceptions since ever. Looking honestly at the situation from different angles will always result in  same direct causation reappearing on the surface. Thus we shouldn't really wonder why the planet is suffering. In our days and age, and considering the so many means of communication available, it is rather obvious that peace will never be achieved as long as the threat of war exists and takes our freedoms away daily.

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Re: How Can The Processing Of Fear Lead To Peace and Enlightenment
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 04:16:28 PM »

Just ran into a complementary reading, saying more or less the same but it great to see where perspectives converge


    “Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals,  whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It  is grotesque.” ~U. G. Krishnamurti

'The mold which  culture conforms to is the Cave that Plato elaborated on, and the Matrix  that Neo had to overcome. As such, our Matrix/Cave is the cultural mold  we tend to cling to. Therefore, in order to progressively evolve (as  individuals and as a species), indeed, in order to transcend the Cave  and overcome the Matrix, we must be willing to break the cultural mold.  This is easier said than done, because fear of the unknown is  ever-present...... Here’s the thing, down and dirty: Soul-Initiation requires  ego-annihilation. This isn’t complete destruction, mind you. It’s  creative destruction. Similar to the way a caterpillar gets annihilated  in the cocoon and then put back together again in the form of a  butterfly, an ego-centric perspective gets annihilated by overcoming an  existential threshold and then comes back together again in the form of a  soul-centric perspective. But unlike the caterpillar which acts on  instinct to create its cocoon, the human animal must act on courage to  create their cocoon phase.

' Read more: Transcending the Cave and the Matrix
If man was given the dominion over Nature it is precisely to find an escape from Darwinism.