By Ling Chai
The dramatic and engaging tale of Chai Ling, commander-in-chief of the scholar protesters at Tiananmen sq. and witness to the bloodbath of hundreds of thousands of chinese language civilians. Risking imprisonment and attainable loss of life for her management function within the pupil democracy stream, she used to be at the run in China for ten months whereas being hunted through the specialists. She finally escaped to the united states, accomplished her schooling at Princeton and Harvard, came upon real love, and have become a hugely profitable entrepreneur. yet her determined quest for freedom, function, and peace—which she had sought in flip via educational success, romantic love, political activism, and profession good fortune ;was by no means chuffed until eventually she had an unforeseen come across with a previously forbidden religion. Her newfound ardour for God ended in her lifes maximum challenge: combating for the lives and rights of younger ladies in China.
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Why don't you deal with that fact immediately, why do you allow a time interval by saying, "I will do it tomorrow", "I will get rid of it tomorrow"? Why? Because you are so used to postponing, you are so used to the habit of saying, "I will do it". So, gradually, you have increased the time interval so that you can carry on with the thing you want to do - which may be harmful; but you like it, and therefore you carry on. Why pretend? Questioner: Is immediate action total action? Krishnamurti: That is right, sir.
Ideas have given energy - the idea as a nation will give you energy to fight another nation. And on that extraordinarily wasteful energy we are living, and we are satisfied with that energy. And when somebody comes along and says, "Don't waste energy", you immediately translate and say, "All right, I must be a bachelor, I must do this; and thereby again you build contradictions and you get caught in them. So, to understand this whole question, sir, one must be very simple - not the simplicity of a loincloth, which is the outward exhibition of non-simplicity, but to be really simple - that is, to go within oneself and commune within oneself all the time, endlessly, without a time interval.
Html (1 of 19) [29/04/2008 00:08:07] VARANASI 3RD PUBLIC TALK 24TH NOVEMBER 1964 or how to bring about this energy. But if we begin to see the fact itself and not the idea, then the contradiction will begin to disappear immediately. So, we are going to talk about this energy. And the highest form of this energy, the apogee, is the state of mind when it has no idea, no thought, no sense of a direction or motive - that is pure energy. And that quality of energy cannot be sought after. You can't say, "Well, tell me how to get it, the modus operandi, the way".