07/13/2010 § Leave a comment
|1. clearness of expression: the quality of being clearly expressed|
|2. clearness of thought: clearness in what somebody is thinking|
|3. clearness of reproduction: the quality of being clear in sound or image|
|4. transparent quality: the quality of being clear, pure, or transparent|
 “Whoever knows he is deep, strives for clarity; whoever would like to appear deep to the crowd, strives for obscurity. For the crowd considers
anything deep if only it cannot see to the bottom: the crowd is so
timid and afraid of going into the water.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
 “Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear
mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what he loves.” – Blaise Pascal
A confused mind cannot find clarity
“A confused mind seeking clarity will only further confuse
itself, because a confused mind can’t find clarity. It’s confused; what can it
do? Any search on its part will only lead to further confusion. I think we
don’t realize that. When it’s confused, one has to stop – stop pursuing any
activity. And the very stopping is the beginning of the new, which is the most
positive action, positive in a different sense altogether. All this implies
that there must be profound self-knowing: to know the whole structure of one’s
thinking-feeling, the motives, the fears, the anxieties, the guilt, the
despair. To know the whole content of one’s mind, one has to be aware, aware in the sense of observing, not with resistance or with condemnation, not with
approval or disapproval, not with pleasure or no pleasure, just observing. That
observation is the negation of the psychological structure of a society which
says, ‘You must, you must not.’ Therefore, self-knowledge is the beginning of
wisdom, and also, self-knowledge is the beginning and the ending of sorrow.
Self-knowing is not to be bought in a book, or by going to a psychologist and
being examined analytically. Self-knowledge actually understands what is in
oneself: the pains, the anxieties – seeing them without any distortion. Out of
this awareness clarity comes into being.” – J.Krishnamurti, from his “Collected
Works, Vol. XVII – 21”. ( JKrishnamurti.org )
“One would be hard put to find someone in the present-day civilization who is not affected by this fact. The vast majority of the public is subjected every day to the intake of food preservatives and other chemical poisons including atmospheric poisons, pesticides and the like. Added to this are the pain pills, tranquilizers and other medical drugs used and prescribed by doctors. And we have as well the widespread use of marijuana, LSD, angel dust and other street drugs which contribute heavily to the scene.
“I have even found that there is such a thing as the ‘drug personality.’ Drugs can apparently change the attitude of a person from his original personality to one secretly harboring hostilities and hatreds he does not permit to show on the surface. While this possibly is not always the case, it does establish a linkage between drugs and increasing difficulties with crime, production, program execution and the modern breakdown of the social and industrial culture.
“These factors are all part of the biochemical problem.
“We have known since 1968 that it is a mistake to try to do mental and spiritual handling on somebody who has been on drugs. People who have been on drugs do not make case gain* until the drugs are handled.
“In 1977, I stated that LSD apparently stays in the system, lodging in the tissues and mainly the fatty tissues of the body and is liable to go into action again, giving the person unpredictable ‘trips.’
“From the most recent research developments, it now appears that: Not only LSD but other chemical poisons and toxins, preservatives, pesticides, etc, as well as medical drugs and the long list of heavy street drugs (angel dust, heroin, marijuana, etc.) can lodge in the tissues and remain in the body for years.
“Even medicinal drugs such as diet pills, codeine, novocaine and others have gone into ‘restim’ [restimulation] years after they were taken and had supposedly been eliminated from the body.
“Thus it seems that any or all of these hostile biochemical substances can get caught up in the tissues and their accumulation probably disarranges the biochemistry and fluid balance of the body.
“Drug residues can stop any mental health. They also stop a person’s life!
“The removal of these life-hostile chemical substances from the body of any person apparently speeds, and in some cases even makes possible, case gain. It is even worth doing for its own sake.
“The Purification Rundown, therefore, is for anyone.”