Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Early Writings, Volume VII | Radio Talks, USA and Canada 1932

What I am saying is not in any way philosophical, nor is it Western or Oriental thought expressed to suit modern minds; because to me philosophy, a system of thought, merely limits the freedom of feeling and thinking and brings about a conformity, an imitation. I am not in any way offering a remedy or a panacea for the world's existing ills, nor giving you a system whereby you can find happiness.

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