Do Not Battle With Inattention


Do not battle with inattention; do not try, saying, `I must be attentive’ – it is childish. Know that you are inattentive; be aware, choicelessly, that you are inattentive – what of it? – and at the moment, in that inattention, when there is action, be aware of that action. Do you understand this? It is so simple. If you do it, it becomes so clear, clear as the waters. The silence of the mind is beauty in itself. To listen to a bird, to the voice of a human being, to the politician, to the priest, to all the noise of propaganda that goes on, to listen completely silently, is to hear much more, to see much more.


– Krishnamurti. Beyond Violence.








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