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Tue, 01 Jan 2019 #1
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Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Talks in Europe, 1962 | London, June 10, 1962

Psychologically to end conflict is to be nothing, and most of us cannot face being nothing, literally being nothing. But after all, what are you? What are all the VIPs, the very important people? Strip them of their titles, their positions, their decorations and all that rubbish, and they are nothing. And I am afraid we ordinary people also are trying in various ways to become something, but inwardly we are absolutely nothing. And why not be nothing? Be nothing - which does not mean trying to become nothing, because that only creates another problem.

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Sean Hen

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Jack Pine wrote:

What goes through your mind when you read the above quote?

Sean Hen Wrote:

My first reaction was to think how incredibly true those words were. It seems revolutionary to accept that we are nothing and goes against the whole ethos of most modern societies where struggling to be something is where all our energy goes.

The quote certainly gives us something very profound to contemplate at the end of 2018 (for those of us who use the Gregorian Calendar). Thanks for posting the quote Jack and best wishes to you all for 2019!

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Sean Hen wrote:

Thanks for posting the quote Jack and best wishes to you all for 2019!

You are welcome, Sean. Thanks, and I send best wishes to you too. Good health and good fortune for the coming year to you as well.

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