Do Ideas Limit Action?

Can ideas ever produce action, or do ideas merely mold thought and therefore limit action? When action is compelled by an idea, action can never liberate man. It is extraordinarily important for us to understand this point. If an idea shapes action, then action can never bring about the solution to our miseries because, before…

Seni Mendengarkan – Bagian 01

Sahabat, saya ingin Anda membuat sebuah penemuan hidup, bukan sebuah penemuan yang diinduksi (disebabkan) oleh pelukisan orang lain. Jika seseorang, sebagai contoh, telah memberitahukan Anda mengenai pemandangan di sini, Anda akan datang dengan batin anda tersiapkan oleh pelukisan itu, dan kemudian mungkin Anda akan terkecewakan oleh kenyataan. Tidak seorang pun dapat melukiskan kenyataan (realitas). Anda…

Action Without the Process of Thought

What do we mean by idea? Surely idea is the process of thought. Is it not? Idea is a process of mentation, of thinking; and thinking is always a reaction either of the conscious or of the unconscious. Thinking is a process of verbalization, which is the result of memory; thinking is a process of…

Action Without Idea

It is only when the mind is free from idea that there can be experiencing. Ideas are not truth; and truth is something that must be experienced directly, from moment to moment. It is not an experience which you want—which is then merely sensation. Only when one can go beyond the bundle of ideas—which is…

Direct Observation

Why do ideas take root in our minds? Why do not facts become all-important—not ideas? Why do theories, ideas, become so significant rather than the fact? Is it that we cannot understand the fact, or have not the capacity, or are afraid of facing the fact? Therefore, ideas, speculations, theories are a means of escaping…

Belief Hinders True Understanding

If we had no belief, what would happen to us? Shouldn't we be very frightened of what might happen? If we had no pattern of action, based on a belief—either in God, or in communism, or in socialism, or in imperialism, or in some kind of religious formula, some dogma in which we are conditioned—we…

Meeting Life Anew

One of the things, it seems to me, that most of us eagerly accept and take for granted is the question of beliefs. I am not attacking beliefs. What we are trying to do is to find out why we accept beliefs; and if we can understand the motives, the causation of acceptance, then perhaps…

Link & Network

Here is some links which may be useful for you. Link to my other blogs: Catatan Kaki Cahya – This is a blog that I have being write in Indonesian; its likely a personal blog, where I put so many things randomly. Celoteh di Ranting Sastra – Another blog in Indonesian, monthly published, its about…

Link & Network

Here is some links which may be useful for you.My websitie: http://www.legawa.com/Link to my other blogs: Catatan Kaki Cahya – This is a blog that I have being write in Indonesian; its likely a personal blog, where I put so many things randomly.Celoteh di Ranting Sastra – Another blog in Indonesian, monthly published, its about…

The Screen of Belief

You believe in God, and another does not believe in God, so your beliefs separate you from each other. Belief throughout the world is organized as Hinduism, Buddhism, or Christianity, and so it divides man from man. We are confused, and we think that through belief we shall clear the confusion; that is, belief is…