Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Krishnamurti


All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive evil thing. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.

Inwardly we are whirlpools of misery and mischief and therefore to be regarded outwardly as a great figure is satisfying. This craving for position, for prestige, for power, to be recognised by society as being outstanding in some way, is a wish to dominate others, and this wish to dominate is a form of aggression.

Living in such a corrupt, stupid society as we do, with the competitive education we receive which engenders fear, we are all burdened with fears of some kind, and fear is a dreadful thing which warps, twists and dulls our days.

from Freedom From The Known

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