The Impossible Question J. Krishnamurti

Sharing by Reni.

In our everyday lives we tend to ask possible questions. Why? Is it difficult for us to ask impossible questions? What if the constant feeling of “something is missing” is beyond our thinking mind. What if we only find real answers within the unknown. What if we only find it in the unseen. Can you let yourself think outside of your projected self in the societal system? Can you embrace your true self? The unknown is out of our control, creating a sense of unease. We naturally want to stay in the “known”, which provides a sense of safety. The obsession with safety is embedded in control. However, not everything is in our control. Living with conformity of thought results in impediment to freedom. Krishnamurti explains his idea while he is having an open conversation with a crowd of listeners;

“A mind that is capable of learning is entirely different from a mind which is capable only of conforming. A mind that is learning, that is observing, seeing actually ‘What is’, is not interpreting “what is” according to its own desires, its own conditioning, its own particular pleasures.”

When I finally understood his words I could free myself from conformity. It led me to the realization that love was within me. The feeling of “something is missing” simply dissipated, and in that very moment, my soulful heart actualized.

“The mind that is actually free, has no inward authority whatsoever; it knows what it means to love and to meditate.”

One of my favorite discussions from the book is the flower’s pure existence;  

“You cannot be whole if you do not know what love is. If you are whole-in the sense we are talking about-then there is no question of loving another. Have you ever watched a flower by the roadside. It exists, it lives in the sun, in the wind, in the beauty of light and colour, it does not say to you: ‘Come and smell me, enjoy me, look at me’-it lives and its very action of living is love.”