Why Choice is an Illusion and Roots in Confusion

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Paraphrased, J. Krishnamurti said, “Choice is an illusion. Do I do this – do I do that – all of this is confusion. I can only choose when I’m confused. When I know clearly, there is no choice.” Thirty years ago, Benjamin Libet showed that there is activity in the subconscious within milliseconds before a conscious thought occurs. In other words, our so-called conscious thoughts are given us by our subconscious.