Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Group Discussion 20th December, 1947 | Madras, India

So, your difficulty lies in seeing the thing clearly without any prejudice. The prejudice has been created by outside agencies as well as yourself. With regard to every subject, you are misinformed, you are badly educated and badly conditioned; and you try to interpret life through this misinformation. When you realize that your information is wrong you immediately put it aside.

Tags: conditioning, conviction

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