J. Krishnamurti 425 words, 400K views, 20 comments
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On Mar 31, 2013david doane wrote :
The difference between learning and accumulating knowledge -- Krishnamurti says it well. Learning is more than anything being open. It's having the beginner's mind, seeing what is there and hearing what is being said rather than seeing and hearing my thinking/expectations/assumptions/prejudices. It's seeing what is rather than imposing my training, preconceived notions, agenda, or belief system. Accumulating knowledge that gets in the way of learning is holding onto a bit of knowledge while searching through what's presenting to filter out what is not compatible with the knowledge being held onto. When doing that, a lot gets missed, a lot goes unlearned. "Acceptance or denial of what is being said puts an end to learning" is a profound statement. It means to me to simply be with the experience, open, and not do anything with it. We make the shift by practicing being present, practicing hearing, seeing, smelling, touching what is, and keeping our thinking out of it.