Tuesday, 19 May 2009

what are we looking for?

We were having a dialogue today. Three people. Many silences between the spoken language. We were trying to taste non-intellectually the different subjects that came out during the dialogue.

We were reading a chapter of J. Krishnamurti´s "Freedom from the known". Each one of us read a paragraph, very very slowly. And from time to time we paused to talk about what was read.

At one point K said: "...for most people love means comfort, security, a guarantee for the rest of their life of continuous emotional satisfaction"

And one of us asked "what does it mean to you "continuous emotional satisfaction"?".
And another answered something, and in his response mentioned the word "pleasure".
And the third said: "we have been conditioned during thousands of years to take pleasure as good and desirable, and pain as bad and avoidable. What is the full extension of this conditioning?"......
Another one added: "how is it that there is something in all human beings that make us always look for something, do something, search for something?"....

(photograph: Transiting the Sun: NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. Image Credit: NASA/Thierry Legault)

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