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OBSERVE YOUR SELF

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HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

An Overview of Krishnamurti’s Life and Work

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head.

In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was expected to play, dissolved the Order with its huge following, and returned all the money and property that had been donated for this work.  From then, for nearly sixty years until his death on 17 February 1986, he travelled throughout the world talking to large audiences and to individuals about the need for a radical change in mankind.

Krishnamurti is regarded globally as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He did not expound any philosophy or religion, but rather talked of the things that concern all of us in our everyday lives, of the problems of living in modern society with its violence and corruption, of the individual’s search for security and happiness, and the need for mankind to free itself from inner burdens of fear, anger, hurt, and sorrow. He explained with great precision the subtle workings of the human mind, and pointed to the need for bringing to our daily life a deeply meditative and spiritual quality.

Krishnamurti belonged to no religious organization, sect or country, nor did he subscribe to any school of political or ideological thought. On the contrary, he maintained that these are the very factors that divide human beings and bring about conflict and war. He reminded his listeners again and again that we are all human beings first and not Hindus, Muslims or Christians, that we are like the rest of humanity and are not different from one another. He asked that we tread lightly on this earth without destroying ourselves or the environment. He communicated to his listeners a deep sense of respect for nature. His teachings transcend man-made belief systems, nationalistic sentiment and sectarianism. At the same time, they give new meaning and direction to mankind’s search for truth. His teaching, besides being relevant to the modern age, is timeless and universal.

Krishnamurti spoke not as a guru but as a friend, and his talks and discussions are based not on tradition-based knowledge but on his own insights into the human mind and his vision of the sacred, so he always communicates a sense of freshness and directness although the essence of his message remained unchanged over the years.”    Visit the Krishnamurti Official Website at http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/

LIVE MEN HAVE MORE SEX THAN SKELETONS

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8 REASONS TO AVOID WAR:

Violence is proof of mental weakness.

Wars are fought by criminals and cowards.

Cooperation requires strength.

Communication has more power than force.

Intelligence is more effective than power.

Life is more pleasant than death.

Kindness is more honorable than war.

Live men have more sex than skeletons.

INTELLIGENCE

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What is “intelligence”?  It is an estimation of the ability of an organism to solve the problems of survival.  However, for so-called “scientists” who can only think in numbers and symbols (but can’t get laid or hold down a non-government job) a chimpanze is “more intelligent” than human beings. Don’t get me wrong: I love animals and respect their intelligence and their right to survive. However, I think the movie RAINMAN already demonstrated that “intellince” and math skills are not as valuable as being able to fix a piece of toast without having a psychotic episode. Autism notwithstanding, the problems chimps must solve in order to survive in their natural environment do not compare with the problems that human beings must solve to survive in the universe. Chimps are chimps — not people.

Here’s proof that “scientists” are not “intelligent”:

RESEARCH PROVES HUMANS ARE LESS INTELLIGENT THAN DOLPHINS (and mice)

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In the opinion of “self-aggrandizing” humans, Dolphins are considered the “second” most intelligent species on Earth.  (Definition: self-aggrandizing n. The act or practice of enhancing or exaggerating one’s own importance, power, or reputation.)

What is the definition of “intelligent”?  Intelligence = the ability to perceive and apply optimum solutions for the problems of existence in the Eternal Now.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxyseries” written by Douglas Adams.  This book demonstrates clearly that Dolphins are the MOST intelligent species of animal on Earth, followed by mice and humans.  If you haven’t read this book, you will not understand why you are not as intelligent as a Dolphin or mouse.

The definition of “human intelligence” is obviously an oxymoron,  like “blind as a bat”.  Factually, bats and Dolphins — and many other life-forms have have super-human sensory perception!   Humans consider themselves to be intelligent, yet they carefully and mindlessly overlook an extraordinary number of FACTS that demonstrate STUPENDOUS STUPIDITY in their own behavior.

Here is a very short list of factors that demonstrate clearly that human beings are NOT the most intelligent, but actually the LEAST intelligent species of Earth:

  • Humans kill other human beings routinely in enormous numbers in a psychopathic frenzy called “war”.
  • Humans have created enough nuclear bombs to kill every living organism on Earth (including themselves) 1,000 time over.
  • Humans routinely destroy the habitat and kill every last living member of an entire species of life form.  If current rates of human destruction of the biosphere continue, one-half of all species of life on earth will be extinct in 100 years(Click link to read article on EXTINCTION in Wikipedia.org)

Obviously, Dolphins and mice do not exhibit any of these HIGHLY UNINTELLIGENT behaviors.  They are obviously MUCH MORE INTELLIGENT than humans.   READ THIS ARTICLE ABOUT DOLPHIN INTELLIGENCE from The Guardian

Dolphin non-human person

ARTICLE:  “Scientists say dolphins should be treated as ‘non-human persons'”   Jonathan Leake, Published: 3 January 2010 in THE SUNDAY TIMES

Dolphins have been declared the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans, with scientists suggesting they are so bright that they should be treated as “non-human persons”.  Studies into dolphin behavior have highlighted how similar their communications are to those of humans and that they are brighter than chimpanzees. These have been backed up by anatomical research showing that dolphin brains have many key features associated with high intelligence.

The researchers argue that their work shows it is morally unacceptable to keep such intelligent animals in amusement parks or to kill them for food or by accident when fishing. Some 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die in this way each year.

HAPPINESS

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Hemingway-HappinessThe Pulitzer Prize winning American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961) said “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know”.  
At the end of his life Hemingway was being chased by the FBI and IRS because he lived in Cuba and was a friend of Fidel Castro, a communist, who opposed the Rothschild international bankers ambition control of the world.  Understandably, Hemingway, also a long time alcoholic, became depressed and suicidal.  His wife sent him to a mental hospital where they gave him dozens of electric shock treatments and heavy drugs to “cure” his depression.  Two days after being released from the hospital his shot himself in the head with his double-barreled shotgun! Hemingway was super-intelligent, but unhappy.
Hemingway is an example that Intelligence, alone, is not the “key to happiness”.  I remembered what Krishnamurti said:
Jiddu Krishnamurti“…you have the idea that only certain people hold the key to the Kingdom of Happiness. No one holds it. No one has the authority to hold that key. That key is your own self, and in the development and the purification and in the incorruptibility of that self alone is the Kingdom of Eternity….
You have been accustomed to being told how far you have advanced, what is your spiritual status. How childish! Who but yourself can tell you if you are incorruptible?  I am not concerned, nor with creating new cages, nor new decorations for those cages. My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free.”
 
It is interesting that Krishnamurti uses the words “development, purification and incorruptibility” to describe the “key” to happiness.  Perhaps this  describes the path we have can follow to discover the truth and happiness.  
Perhaps it is not as important to be “happy” as it is to see the truth and not become corrupted or depressed by it.  Maybe our “development” and “incorruptibility” demand and require that we become “depressed” sometimes as part of our “development”.  And, as part of our progress toward Freedom, which is an essential part of Happiness.