Thank you Pink, Ed, and Peter for your kind responses.
Pink, I wasn't aware of Bohm's writings and thanks for those exerpts. They gave me great pause for thought.
Thanks Ed. yes I was aware of Goenkaji's meeting with Krishnamurti. Did you also know that John Coleman wrote about his various meetings with Krishnamurti in The Quiet Mind. Coleman was also a student of U Ba Khin and during his quest on the path, met various teachers and personalities, Krishnamurti being one. Thank you also for sharing Krishnamurti's amazing poem. I spent the day either reading poetry MN82 (Bodhi translation) or thinking about something a dhamma-friend wrote. What is it about this path? On the one hand it invites one to investigate the nature of reality for oneself and as soon as one does so, it inspires such incredible devotion. Sometimes, it just blows me away.
Peter, thanks for your post. Yes, undoubtedly, those writers outside of the Buddhadhamma, their discoveries are inherently unsatisfactory, but I find them interersting none-the-less even if to see how close they come to the Dhamma.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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