De-condition the Mind

“Our problem is how to be free from all conditioning. – – – –
When the mind is completely unconditioned then only can you experience or discover if there is something real or not. A cup is useful only when it is empty; and a mind that is filled with beliefs, with dogmas with assertions, with quotations is really an uncreative mind; it is merely a repetitive mind.”
~ J. Krishnamurti




Our search for remission

From ills of the human condition

Will find its fruition

As we de-condition –

The mind.



Ron’s audio recitation of De-condition the Mind

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3 Responses to De-condition the Mind

  1. Sid July 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Ron…I think we can agree de-conditioning the mind is desirable but is there an effective way to achieve this end result?

    Our conditioning has roots deep within the subconscious mind and not easily examined or changed…experiencing the freedom of stepping outside this frame of mind seems to require an equally deep challenge to shake the assumptions of our belief system.

    • Ron Rattner July 10, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

      Sid… As introspectively experienced senior citizens, you and I concur on benefits of mental de-conditioning. But, perhaps it’s a new idea for other SillySutra.com visitors. If so, I hope they will seriously consider and reflect on it.

      Rather than feel intimidated by the deep challenge of achieving an “end result” – of clearing that which is still subconscious – each of us can initiate the deprogramming process with mindfulness, viz. by choiceless, focussed awareness on the movement of own our thoughts.

      The potential benefits of that process are described by J. Krishnamurti, who is widely respected as a modern sage:

      “When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind.”

  2. Meryl Steinberg June 9, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    Often people don’t go beyond basic mindfulness because they may not fully understand the rewards. And yet, it’s a start. Basic awareness also stimulates a hunger for Truth. Once there is a taste, it’s hard to see what we call reality in the same way again. It ceases to satisfy.

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