I Begin With Simple Things

I Begin With Simple Things


Seeing the world, seeing humanity, the “me”, and the necessity of a total, radical revolution, how is it possible to bring it about? It can only be brought about when the observer no longer makes an effort to change, because he himself is part of what he tries to change. Therefore all action on the part of the observer ceases totally, and in this total inaction there is a quite different action. There is nothing mysterious or mystical about all this. It is a simple fact. I begin not at the extreme end of the problem, which is the cessation of the observer; I begin with simple things. Can I look at a flower by the wayside or in my room without all the thoughts arising, the thought that says, “It is a rose; I like the smell of it, the perfume,” and so on and so and on? Can I just observe without the observer? If you have not done this, do it, at the lowest, most simple level. It isn’t really the lowest level; if you know how to do that, you have done everything. – Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol XVI, p 205


  1. Georgie on October 6, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    The 1st step is the last step!!

  2. Y@DminG on October 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Love this blog!!

  3. Max on December 13, 2016 at 11:51 am

    “Do you want to know what my secret is? I don’t mind what happens.”
    ~ J. Krishnamurti

  4. Terry Ingraham on October 18, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Life itself knows itself. Trust this.

  5. Steve on October 22, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Make a numbered list of all (everything) you need to change about your self, which should be a long long list and then file it away in the round file.

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