J. Krishnamurti 425 words, 399K views, 20 comments
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On Apr 2, 2013aj wrote :
When I was in high school, I enjoyed "acting' (as in Drama Club). From day one, up until opening night, of any given production, we learned our character, our words, our music, how our character related to others in the story, the time period, the mood, the dress, our steps . . . ect. ect. ect. (This was our required "homework") Understanding came when "getting INSIDE my character" . . . "communing" with my character. When the line separating me from my character disappeared, I felt confident the audience would, too, not "see me" but rather the person I played.
The mind that learns, as the article states, truly IS the mind that "is not committed . . . does not belong to anything . . . is not limited . . . " To BECOME someone else (a different "character" on a stage) requires full emptying of self to become that "someone else".
To put oneself 110% into another person's shoes, for any given time, allows one a profoundly new learning/perspective/understanding .
My favorite idea from this article: "In communing, we learn and search out. From this inquiry comes the movement of learning, which is never accumulative."