Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Santa Monica, California | 3rd Public Talk, 1970

Questioner: Does love have an object? Can one love only one person in one's life?

Krishnamurti: Have you heard the question? Can you love one at the same time as the many? What a strange question to ask. If you love, you love the one and the many. But we do not love. Sir, many can smell a flower that has perfume - or only one can smell it - but the flower does not care, it is there. And that is the beauty of love: it can give to one or to many. That is only possible when there is compassion, when there is no jealousy, no ambition, no success; and that is the denial of all that man has built in himself or around himself. Through negation the positive comes into being.

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