Monday, 21 December 2015

Chapter 11 - "The Way to Nowhere". To read the Introduction and earlier chapters please click on "November" in the Archives, at right side, then the section you wish to read.

Chapter 11

When you see the truth of anything what is there to know?

                                                                     J. Krishnamurti

The Purpose of Life

If it is at all possible to escape this endless cycle, the wheel of life, then we come to the insight that “who we are” is not thought, but thought creates the illusion of a separate self. Hermann Hesse, that very influential writer who won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1947, wrote these words: “This path is stupid; it goes in circles, perhaps even in spirals, but whichever way it goes I will follow it.” In his book “Steppenwolf” is a magic theatre, where the price of admission is your mind.

In my view the purpose of life, if there has to be a purpose, is to awaken to consciousness, Self-realisation through self-negation, and to find the way to ourselves, that is, our true being or essence, known as the Self or Atman.  At this time also, in the Seventies, I was reading the works of George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff and P.D. Ouspensky...........................................

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