Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Early Writings, Volume VII | Talks at Adyar, India 1932-33

To me, self-discipline is the very antithesis of the fruition of life. Why are you disciplining yourself? Why should you discipline yourself? You first create division in thought, through craving, and then you seek to discipline the lower by the higher. You are thereby merely conforming to an established idea of right and wrong. Your self-discipline is born of fear, of acquisition and where there is greed, fear, acquisition, there can not be true discernment. How can you discern that which is true and lasting if your mind is always concerned with a future want, or impeded in its perception by the past. There is an utter absence of the true value of life, there is a false evaluation, as long as the mind is caught up in the division created through want.

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