Questioner: What is one to do when one notices the sunset and at the same time thought is coming into it?
Jiddu Krishnamurti : What is one to do? Please understand the significance of the question. That is, you see the sunset, thought interferes with it, and then you say “What is one to do?, Who is the questioner who says “What is one to do?” Is it thought that says what am I to do? Do you understand the question?
Let me put it this way. There is the sunset, the beauty of it, the extraordinary colour, the feeling of it, the love of it; then thought comes along and I say to myself: “Here it is, what am I to do?” Do listen to it carefully, do go into it. Is it not thought also that says “What am I to do?” The “I” who says “What am I to do?”, is the result of thought. So thought, seeing what is interfering with this beauty, says: “What am I to do?”
Don’t do anything! (Laughter) If you do something, you bring conflict into it. But when you see the sunset and thought comes in, be aware of it. Be aware of the sunset and the thought that comes into it. Don’t chase thought away be choicelessly aware of this whole thing: the sunset and thought coming into it.
Then you will find, if you are so aware, without any desire to suppress thought, to struggle against the interference of thought, if you don’t do any of those things then thought becomes quiet. Because it is thought itself that is saying “What am I to do?” That is one of the tricks of thought. Don’t fall into the trap, but observe this whole structure of what is happening.