Krishnamurti - The Network of Thought - You, the ego… the me is just memory
Type of Spiritual Experience
Memory is created by learning, but there is also an extra function, ‘remembering’. Whilst learning creates memory, remembering uses memory, one creates amends and deletes data, and the other extracts data. It is rare to remember anything from perceptions - to relive events as they happened, generally this only happens when we have a spiritual experience, so it is only by having a spiritual experience that we get perfect recall of an event. At all other times we get all our information about past events from memory and memory can be terribly wrong
A description of the experience
J. Krishnamurti – The Network of Thought
You, the ego… the me is just memory. There is no spot or space in which there is clarity – you can believe, hope, have faith, that there is something in you which is uncontaminated, … but that belief is merely illusory.
All beliefs are. But the fact is that our whole existence is entirely memory, remembrances. There is no spot or space inwardly which is not memory. You can investigate this; if you are enquiring seriously into yourself you will see that the 'me', the ego, is all remembrances. And that is our life. We function, live, from memory.
But what is it that is going to reincarnate? What is it that will continue? What is it that has continuity in our present daily life? It is the perception of yesterday's experiences, pleasures, fears, and anxieties.
The source of the experienceKrishnamurti, Jiddu
Concepts, symbols and science items
Learning and language
Learning and the database of facts
Memory - the types of model in memory
Memory - traversing the database of facts
Memory and emotion
Memory and perceptions
Memory and subliminal models
Memory and systems
Perceptions - accessing perceptions
Perceptions - what happens to perceptions
Perceptions - what has perceptions
Perceptions and memory