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Bhagwan on JK's Choiceless awareness
« on: November 22, 2012, 07:57:06 PM »
11-1-46 Afternoon
A young man from Colombo asked Bhagavan, “J. Krishnamurti teaches the method of effortless and choiceless awareness as distinct from that of deliberate concentration. Would Sri Bhagavan be pleased to explain how best to practise meditation and what form the object of meditation should take?”

Bhagavan: Effortless and choiceless awareness is our real nature. If we can attain it or
be in that state, it is all right. But one cannot reach it without effort, the effort of deliberate meditation. All the age-long vasanas carry the mind outward and turn it to external objects. All such thoughts have to be given up and the mind turned inward. For that, effort is necessary for most people. Of course everybody, every book says, “Summa iru” i.e., “Be quiet or still”. But it is not easy. That is why all this effort is necessary. Even if we find one who has at once achieved the mauna or Supreme state indicated by “Summa iru”, you may take it that the effort necessary has already been finished in a previous life. So that, effortless and choiceless awareness is reached only after deliberate meditation. That meditation can take any form which appeals to you best. See what helps you to keep away all other thoughts and adopt that method for your meditation.

Source : Exact source not known but I saw it in Ramana Ashram FaceBook page .and putting it as it is
« Last Edit: November 22, 2012, 08:29:09 PM by atmavichar100 »
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Re: Bhagwan on JK's Choiceless awareness
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 12:59:00 PM »
Dear atmavichar100,

Yes. Efforts are essential till we experience  Awareness.

Efforts are essential not  because we are not awareness but because our mind-body complex are the obstacles to
experience Awareness.

Arunachala Siva.