Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Santiago, Chile | 3rd Public Talk 8th September, 1935

Question: If the idea of individual immortality is false, what is the purpose of individual existence?

Krishnamurti: To understand this problem of individual immortality you must come to it without any bias. The very craving for immortality prevents its deep comprehension. To understand this deeply, mind must have the power of complete discernment, not choice based on identification. Our cravings are so strong, our egotistic self-protective impulses are so vital, that our very want blinds us. Where there is craving there cannot be discernment. True culture is action for its own beauty, without seeking reward.

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