Relationships

“To live is to be related. 

The understanding of oneself does not come through the process of withdrawal from society or through retirement into an ivory tower. 

If you and I really go into the matter carefully and intelligently, we will see that we can understand ourselves only in relationship and not in isolation. 

Nobody can live in isolation. To live is to be related. It is only in the mirror of relationship that I understand myself, which means that I must be extraordinarily alert in my thoughts, feelings, and actions in relationship. 

This is not a difficult process or a superhuman endeavour; and as with all rivers, while the source is hardly perceptible, the waters gather momentum as they move, as they deepen. 

In this mad and chaotic world, if you go into this process advisedly, with care, with patience, without condemning, you will see how it begins to gather momentum and that it is not a matter of time.”

– J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol VI, pp 37-8

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Starting With Me

Tackle the problem on a small scale.


In a world of vast organizations, vast mobilizations of people, mass movements, we are afraid to act on a small scale; we are afraid to be little people clearing up our own patch. 

We say to ourselves, “What can I personally do? I must join a mass movement in order to reform.” 

On the contrary, real revolution takes place not through mass movement but through the inward revolution of relationship—that alone is real reformation, a radical, continuous revolution. 

We are afraid to begin on a small scale. Because the problem is so vast, we think we must meet it with large numbers of people, with a great organization, with mass movements. 

Surely, we must begin to tackle the problem on a small scale, and the small scale in the “me” and the “you”. 

When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.

J. Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol V p 96

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Expectation,   Deception and Frustration

“You are shattered only when you are living in a glass house. Then anybody can throw a stone and that’s enough. But I am not living in a glass house. The ego is a glass house: it is continuously afraid of being shattered. Somebody does not say “Hello” to you on the road, and that’s enough. He has not done anything, he has not even said “Hello” – but this man used to say “Hello” every day.
It pinches, it hurts: “What happened? Have I fallen in his eyes, or what?” He will disturb your sleep because he has not said “Hello” to you.
Expectations always lead to frustrations.
Expectations are the seeds, and frustration is the crop that sooner or later you will have to reap. It is your own doing.”
-Rajneesh

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Crisis in Consciousness

“We are facing a tremendous crisis; a crisis which the politicians can never solve because they are programmed to think in a particular way—nor can the scientists understand or solve the crisis; nor yet the business world, the world of money. The turning point, the perceptive decision, the challenge, is not in politics, in religion, in the scientific world; it is in our consciousness. One has to understand the consciousness of mankind, which has brought us to this point.”
J. Krishnamurti, The Network of Thought, p 9

“What can I do?And we are responsible. Don’t fool yourself by saying, “What can I do? What can I, an individual, living a shoddy little life, with all its confusion and ignorance, what can I do?” Ignorance exists only when you don’t know yourself. Self-knowing is wisdom. You may be ignorant of all the books in the world (and I hope you are), of all the latest theories, but that is not ignorance. Not knowing oneself deeply, profoundly, is ignorance; and you cannot know yourself if you cannot look at yourself, see yourself actually as you are, without any distortion, without any wish to change.”

J. Krishnamurti, Talks in Europe 1968, p 56

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Know Yourself

“What can I do?And we are responsible. Don’t fool yourself by saying, “What can I do? What can I, an individual, living a shoddy little life, with all its confusion and ignorance, what can I do?” Ignorance exists only when you don’t know yourself. Self-knowing is wisdom. You may be ignorant of all the books in the world (and I hope you are), of all the latest theories, but that is not ignorance. Not knowing oneself deeply, profoundly, is ignorance; and you cannot know yourself if you cannot look at yourself, see yourself actually as you are, without any distortion, without any wish to change.”

-J. Krishnamurti, Talks in Europe 1968, p 56

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Ligero de Equipaje


“P. ¿Qué le recomendaría usted a los jóvenes?
R.Aprender a tener una conducta sobria y un freno acá ( y se señala la cabeza) en la cabeza, es decir para vivir no se precisa tantas cosas, es bueno vivir liviano de equipaje. Al guerrillero, tal vez en el monte y en el campo le faltan muchas cosas, pero si por ponerle muchas cosas llega a tener demasiados kilos en la mochila no puede caminar. Lo que importa es poder caminar . En la vida si andamos con demasiadas cosas se nos va el tiempo cuidando las cosas y lo fundamental es tener tiempo para vivir. Por eso creo que hay que procurar tener una vida sobria que no es igual a la pobreza, sobria significa eso, no dedicar la vida a pagar cuentas.”

– José Mujica. 
Entrevista de Freddy Ginebra en Uruguay. 

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La Vida

José Mujica presidió la República del Uruguay con una visión de la vida que aplicó en su vida diaria de presidente, en las decisiones de estado y sigue viviendo de la misma manera luego de dejar de ser presidente.

 

 

 

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True Leadership

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One needs to be a role model with the daily living to be able to lead other people.

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Gerencia de la Felicidad: Un nuevo paradigma en Relaciones Humanas

“¿Jugamos un partidito antes de empezar?”, dice al entrar a un lugar donde hay una mesa de ping-pong, unos sillones y un ventanal por el que se cuela el sol. Sí, acá trabaja Daniel Cere…

Source: Gerencia de la Felicidad: Un nuevo paradigma en Relaciones Humanas

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Authenticity

You are complete and whole from the beginning. 

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