School for Self-Inquiry: Inspired by J. Krishnamurti's Insights
An initiative to learn together what does it mean to be a conscious and compassionate human being in these critical times...
The root meaning of the word "school" in Greek is "leisure". True learning - which is not memorizing - happens when mind is at peace, when it has space and freedom to "be", to look and listen without any motive, without any stress and fear of becoming or achieving anything in future. Self-inquiry and knowing oneself begin with a clear perception of 'what is' from a quiet, non-judgemental and non-reactive mind. The deep intention of the School for Self-Inquiry is to discover the fundamental nature of one's being in this living moment. It is essentially meant for:
- Learning about oneself, about the wholeness, the beauty and the sacredness of life.
- Seeing and unlearning what is false, illusory and non-essential and unburdening or emptying oneself of all self-created illusions and sorrows through direct perception of "what is" in this living moment.
- Awakening the intelligence of a still and compassionate mind which is inherent in each one of us.
The School has no boundaries. It is a dynamic-moving forum of fellow-seekers around the world who are deeply interested in exploring fundamental questions of life and human consciousness. The basic spirit of the School is to come together in an affectionate, trusting, leisurely and meditative space so that there is a natural opening up of fundamental problems that confront our daily living. This may happen by simply observing and listening to the continuous movement and noise of our minds, our inner blocks and contradictions as well as our inherent goodness, trust and love for discovering the essence of life, of “what is”. In order to participate in this self-inquiry process we do not require great knowledge of any teaching or philosophy; what we need is a simple heart and mind which is open to listening, inquiring and learning, and not seeking any preconceived specific results. The challenge for all of us is to come together as beginners and fellow-travellers.
"Transformation is not in the future, can never be in the future. It can only be now, from moment to moment...Seeing the false as the false and the true as the true is transformation, because when you see something very clearly as the truth, that truth liberates."
- J. Krishnamurti,
The First and Last Freedom