Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

In actual life, we always name the pleasurable feelings thus giving them continuance, and we always avoid painful feelings. A man seeking God by avoiding sensate values in still pursuing sensate values, i.e. pleasure on a higher level - just like a drunkard who seeks pleasure in a crude manner and on a lower level. By avoiding painful feelings and pursuing pleasurable feelings he wreaks havoc to society and causes a great deal of harm to others. Similarly, the man who seeks pleasure only in ideation, also causes great mischief to others.

You have to understand the implications of this and seriously experiment with yourself by not naming the feelings as they arise in you.

Group Discussion 11th December, 1947
Madras, India