Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Saanen, Switzerland | 9th Public Talk 25th July 1963

Questioner: Is spontaneous action right action?

Krishnamurti; Do you know how difficult it is to be really spontaneous? When we are so conditioned by society, when we live on memory, on the past, how can we possibly be spontaneous? Surely, to do something spontaneously is to act without motive, without calculation, without any self-interested feeling. It is not self-centred action. You just do it out of the fullness of your being. But to be really spontaneous requires stripping yourself completely of the past. It is only the innocent mind that can be spontaneous.

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