By J. Krishnamurti
"...only in peace person can flower in goodness - now not in battle, now not in violence, no longer in disease, yet purely while there's a deep abiding peace. And to appreciate this entire phenomenon of hate, destruction and ailment, one has to investigate now not in simple terms intellectually - simply because such an enquiry is futile, valueless and has no which means whatever - yet truly what order capacity, what violence potential, and the importance of peace; one has to investigate non-verbally, non-intellectually - which rather has little or no that means, simply because such a lot people have learn or indulged in conception what peace can be, how you can eliminate violence, the right way to determine order.."
Krishnamurti gave those talks in India and Europe. The talks span the total of human life, exploring what it skill to dwell rightly in an international choked with confusion and misery.
An broad compendium of Krishnamurti's talks and discussions within the united states, Europe, India, New Zealand, and South Africa from 1933 to 1967—the gathered Works were conscientiously authenticated opposed to present transcripts and tapes. every one quantity contains a frontispiece picture of Krishnamurti , with query and topic indexes on the end.
The content material of every quantity isn't really constrained to the topic of the identify, yet quite bargains a different view of Krishnamurti's amazing teachings in chosen years. The amassed Works deals the reader the chance to discover the early writings and dialogues of their such a lot entire and genuine shape.
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We run away, because living is a torture, an ugly nightmare. And if you give your attention to one thing totally, out of that freedom you will see, you will know what love is. Because for most of us love has very little meaning. For most of us love is surrounded by jealousies, by hate. How can there be love when you compete with another in the office ? Please listen. Without love, without this feeling of beauty, life naturally becomes utterly empty. And being empty we seek the gods which are man-made; being empty, beliefs, dogmas, rituals become very important; and we fill that emptiness with these tawdry affairs of things, tawdry affairs which have been put together by man.
And so the mind invents a something which is permanent, which it calls, the soul. But since the mind can think about it, thought can think about it; as thought can think about it, it is still within the field of time - naturally. If I can think about something, it is part of my thought. And my thought is the result of time, of experience, of knowledge. So, the soul is still within the field of time. Right? Please, we are not accepting or denying. I am not doing propaganda of some theory - which is too immature and childish.
Because to understand life means to enter into life, to come into contact with life, life being greed, envy, brutality, hate, wars, escape, the bestiality, the craving for power, position. That is what we call life. That is the life you lead every day, whether you are a sannyasi or a businessman or an artist. There is a boiling going on inside and that we call life. And we have not understood this, we are not free of it; we are not free of our anxieties and guilt, anguishes, nor have we understood this enormous thing called death.