All the enlightened mystics of the past and the present-day teach us a certain art of living–and that is the art of being fully alive while we are alive; not live life half-heartedly or in a lukewarm manner. It does not matter whether you are living with people or in your aloneness. This should also be the basic education, by the family and the educational institutes, to create a solid foundation for children to live a life of inclusiveness with trees, the birds, rivers. mountains and clouds, and of course with other children. This way the children with be growing in such a healthy way that they will never feel lonely or depressed, even if they are left alone; they will enjoy being in nature by themselves, and they would know the secret of being nourished by nature.
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Talking with students in the school the modern sage J. Krishnamurti said: But, you see, you are not educated to be alone. Do you ever go out for a walk by yourself? It is very important to go out alone, to sit under a tree – not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself – and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fisherman’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed. Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.
Living life with full aliveness is the real richness–no amount of money can buy that. no gadgets can provide that. That is something inherent with all of us. If more and more people live this way, the grown-up children will not have to rebel against anybody in society, as we all know that society is made of us. This will be a very different society of evolved individuals who are able to live in any situation harmoniously and happily. They will be simple and natural human beings–not clever, cunning and corrupt–as we see the society now influenced and dominated by ambitious and corrupt politicians.
J. Krishnamurti’s advice to the students is illuminating: The political leaders who bring about certain results, who achieve great reforms – have you not noticed that they are full of themselves, puffed up with their ideals and their achievements? In their own estimation, they are very important. Read a few of the political speeches, watch some of these people who call themselves reformers, and you will see that in the very process of reformation they are cultivating their own ego; their reforms, however extensive, are still within the prison, therefore they are destructive and ultimately bring more misery and conflict to man.
Now, if you can see through this whole social structure, the cultural pattern of the collective will which we call civilization – if you can understand all that and break away from it, break through the prison walls of your particular society, whether Hindu, communist, or Christian, then you will find that there comes a confidence which is not tainted with the sense of arrogance. It is the confidence of innocence. It is like the confidence of a child who is so completely innocent he will try anything. It is this innocent confidence that will bring about a new civilization, but this innocent confidence cannot come into being as long as you remain within the social pattern.
Let this enlightened guidance illuminate the path of life of the children and grown-ups alike–to live life with innocence and exuberance of nature. Let us have reverence for all life and nature that surrounds us. Let us celebrate the real art of being alive.