Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Oslo, Norway | 5th September, 1933, Talk in University Hall.

Since our minds and hearts have through ages been crippled by false values, we are incapable of meeting experience wholly. If you are a Christian, you meet it in one way, as dictated by all your prejudices of Christianity and your religious training. If you are a conservative or a communist, you meet it in another way. If you hold any particular belief, you meet life in that particular way, and hope to understand its full significance through a prejudiced mind. Only when you realize that life, that free, eternal movement, cannot be met partially and with prejudice, only then are you free, without effort. Then you are unhampered by all the things you possess - by inherited tradition or acquired knowledge. I say knowledge, not wisdom, for wisdom does not enter here. Wisdom is natural, spontaneous; it comes only when one meets life openly and without any barrier. To meet life openly, man must free himself of all knowledge; he must not seek an explanation of suffering, for when he seeks such an explanation he is being caught by fear.

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