INTELLECTUALISM: “Jingoism, Racism, Fear, Religious Fundamentalism” / Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomskyh/t: Miss R•EVOLutionaries

QUOTATION: Krishnamurti / “All conflict is this battle between the observer and the observed.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 11, 1895 – February 17, 1986)
Indian born speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects

The division in our lives is the structure of thought, which is the action of the observer who thinks himself separate. He further thinks of himself as the thinker, as something different from his thought. But there can be no thought without the thinker and no thinker without the thought. So the two are really one. He is also the experiencer and, again, he separates himself from the thing he experiences. The observer, the thinker, the experiencer, are not different from the observed, the thought, the experienced. This is not a verbal conclusion. If it is a conclusion then it is another thought which again makes the division between the conclusion and the action which is supposed to follow that conclusion. When the mind sees the reality of this, the division can no longer exist. This is the whole point of what we are saying. All conflict is this battle between the observer and the observed. This is the greatest thing to understand.

 ~ J. Krishnamurti Online

QUOTATION: Galileo Galilei / “Sense, Reason, and Intellect”

Galileo GalileiGalileo Galilei (February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642)
Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher
who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

QUOTATION: Krishnamurti / “Fear is one of the greatest problems in life.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti (May 11, 1895 – February 17, 1986)
Indian born speaker and writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects

Fear is one of the greatest problems in life. A mind that is caught in fear lives in confusion, in conflict, and therefore must be violent, distorted and aggressive. It dare not move away from its own patterns of thinking, and this breeds hypocrisy. Until we are free from fear, climb the highest mountain, invent every kind of God, we will always remain in darkness. – Freedom from the Known,40

 ~ J. Krishnamurti Online