Just Observe

starsJiddu Krishnamurti comments on self-identifying, understanding and a mind deeply observant.


Being aware does not mean learning and accumulating lessons from life; on the contrary, to be aware is to be without the scars of accumulated experience.  After all, when the mind merely gathers experience according to its own wishes, it remains very shallow, superficial.  A mind which is deeply observant does not get caught up in self-centered activities, and the mind is not observant if there is any action of condemnation or comparison. Comparison and condemnation do not bring understanding, rather they block understanding.  To be aware is to observe, just to observe, without any self-identifying process.  Such a mind is free of that hard core which is formed by self-centered activities.
J. Krishnamurti,  The Collected Works Vol. X


Inner-Life Exercise

Observe.  Just observe.