Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Group Discussion 27th November, 1947 | Madras, India

As long as the mind is seeking pleasure and avoiding pain, there cannot be love. We misuse the word love when we call this love. We do not really know what love means.

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