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exploring self-realization, sacred personhood, and full humanity


 

Jiddu Krishnamurti
1895 - 1986

 

A man who is really free has no choice; he is free not to do this or that but to be; where there is choice, there is no freedom because that very choice springs from our conditioned state.

 


 

 

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Editor’s note: Krishnamurti’s discussion on “choice” was originally posted on the “Choice” page, but it is good to include it here among the many other lectures.

READ MORE on the “Choice” page

 

 

 

Editor's last word:

Compare K's dictum with an observation from Orwell concerning totalitarianism: 

Choice as becoming who you really are, allowing it to percolate upward, versus suppressing individuality in favor of the hive mentality.