KRISHNAMURTI AND THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SILENT MIND
Some Unsolved Problems Our mind usually works through memory and ideas. We make a partial use of our mind; we do not work it to full capacity, integrally. We just do not know that there is another way the mind can function, free from memory, comparison and choice. This incomplete use of the mind creates a sense of inner deficiency, emptiness, which seeks to be filled with interest vested in property, in other human beings and the enrichment and expansion of the self, which becomes a rallying point for all our efforts to fill the inner void. All the while we are completely unconscious of the fact that our mental life is but the result of our habits, and there is nothing in the nature of the mind itself to compel us to use it as we do. Greed and ambition, conflict and strife are so much with us that we do not even question their right to exist and do not at all realize that they are due to inadvertence only and lack of insight.