Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Public Talk 23rd November, 1947 | Madras, India

As I said last week, what is sought through an object, either material or psychological, can never yield happiness. In that case what seems to be happiness is merely gratification which is always impermanent. So to understand happiness or to be happy, we must understand the process of becoming happy and that is what we are all trying to do. We are trying to become happy. We are trying to become virtuous. We are trying to become cleverer than we are. So if we can understand the becoming and the being, then perhaps we shall understand what happiness is.

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