Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

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

Question: What is your conception of the self? Is there not a reality in the idea of a higher self?

Krishnamurti: The high and the low are but illusions of the mind. The division arises when the mind and heart pursue a want through dissatisfaction with the present. You think thereby that you will conquer the dissatisfaction and the conflict of the present. What you do is merely to escape from the conflict through a want; hence you have not understood the significance of the present. You have merely run away, and so you have created a subjective memory which persists. Hence the division is born.

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