'not dependent on the past as a memory or the future as an ideal'

Kolridg

Senior Member
Russian
Could you please tell if paraphrasing highlighted text in the next way would be correct? I am concerned with the underlined parts.

"not dependent on the past, which is a memory, or the future, which is an ideal"

2nd Question & Answer Meeting | J. Krishnamurti
2nd Question: What is an action and state of being that is completely pure?
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Then what do we mean by action? Does action vary according to circumstances, according to climate, to pressure? All these are involved in that one that one word, 'action'. I don't know if you are exploring it with the speaker. So is there - we are investigating - is there an action which is correct, precise, not changing according to one's mood, according to one's temperament, pleasure, and so on, action that is true, not dependent on the past as a memory or the future as an ideal. You are following all this? This is involved in that one word. So we are asking, is there an action totally free from all conditioning? Conditioning is to have an ideal which then dictates or tries to impose upon 'what is'. Right?
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It makes more sense as it stands.

    … action that is true, not dependent on the past as a memory or the future as an ideal. :thumbsup:
    = not dependent on the past [in its role] as a memory or the future [in its role] as an ideal.
     
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