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Fear cannot free itself


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Tue, 05 Nov 2019 #1
Thumb_donna_and_jim_fb_bw Tom Paine United States 2812 posts in this forum Offline

The following is from today’s QOTD. Can anyone shed light on what the central point is here? I find it very difficult to get a hold of, but as fear has been such a large factor in my life I’d naturally like to understand better what he’s saying.

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day
Ommen, Holland | 8th Public Talk 10th August, 1937

The conflict in which we exist is not a struggle between good and evil, between the self and the not-self. The struggle is in our own self-created duality, between our various self-protective desires. There cannot be a conflict between light and darkness; where light is, darkness is not. As long as fear exists, there must continue conflict, though that fear may disguise itself under different names. And as fear cannot free itself through any means, for all its efforts spring from its own source, there must be the cessation of all intellectual safeguards. This cessation comes, spontaneously, when the mind reveals to itself its own process. This takes place only when there is integral awareness, which is not the result of a discipline, or of a moral or economic system, or of enforcement.

Each one has to become aware of the process of ignorance, the illusions that one has created. Intellect cannot lead you out of this present chaos, confusion and suffering. Reason must exhaust itself, not by retreating, but through integral comprehension and love of life. When reason no longer has the capacity to protect you, through explanations, escapes, logical conclusions, then when there is complete vulnerability, utter nakedness of your whole being, there is the flame of love. Truth alone can free each one from the sorrow and confusion of ignorance. Truth is not the end of experience it is life itself. It is not of tomorrow, it is of no time. It is not a result, an achievement, but the cessation of fear, want.

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Wed, 06 Nov 2019 #2
Thumb_donna_and_jim_fb_bw Tom Paine United States 2812 posts in this forum Offline

Here’s an interesting point from the excerpt: “fear cannot free itself through any means, for all its efforts spring from its own source,“ Do we see/understand that? If we do, does all effort stop?

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