Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Early Writings, Volume VII | Talks at Adyar, India 1932-33

Conformity is encouraged by what you call civilization. Sociology, religion, systems of ethics, spiritual organizations and the idea of gurus - all these help to create fear in you, and force you to mould yourself after a pattern; for where there is fear there must be conformity and fear takes many shapes. Do not deceive yourself by the thought that your particular system has a special merit and that in your pursuit of it, you are not actuated by fear. That is but the expression of a hope in which there is fear. All conformity to the pattern or ideas of another destroys completely your own creative energy, and hence the innumerable transient miseries in which you are caught.

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