exploring self-realization, sacred personhood, and full humanity
1895 - 1986
Society's insistence today on pursuing pleasure becomes a measure of individual isolation and loss of authentic relationship, which union is substituted with an interaction of ego-images, behind which we hide, in fear. A demand for pleasure destroys true relationship as it seeks to use others to mollify the inner terror of aloneness.
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Editor’s prefatory comments:
Jiddu Krishnamurti has been an important teacher in my life. I began learning about the “true” and “false” selves about 15 years ago, and his insights served to inaugurate this vital area of enquiry.
He was the one to make clear that “guru” signifies merely “one who points,” not “infallible sage.” Pointing the way is what even the best teachers provide, but no more. One must walk the path of enlightenment alone, no one can do this for us.
Public Talk 4, Paris - 25 April 1968