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07 October, 2007

HARDER THAN ALL THE PRACTICES OF YOGA AND MORE SO MUCH MORE```BY KRISHNAMURTI```


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HARDER THAN ALL THE PRACTICES OF YOGA


So, to find out what is true, the mind must first be free, and to be free is extraordinarily hard work, harder than all the practices of yoga. Such practices merely condition your mind, and it is only the free mind that can be creative. A conditioned mind may be inventive; it may think up new ideas, new phrases, new gadgets; it may build a dam, plan a new society, and all the rest of it; but that is not creativity. Creativity is something much more than the mere capacity to acquire a technique. It is because this extraordinary thing called creativity is not in most of us that we are so shallow, empty, insufficient. And only the mind that is free can be creative.

Collected Works, Vol. X - 165

THE DESCRIPTION OF FOOD DOES NOT FEED YOU

Do you understand the problem, sirs? Only the mind that is free can discover what is true—discover, not be told what is true. The description is not the fact. You may describe something in the most lovely language, put it in the most spiritual or lyrical words, but the word is not the fact. When you are hungry, the description of food does not feed you. But most of us are satisfied with the description of truth, and the description, the symbol, has taken the place of the factual. To discover whether there is a reality or not, we must be capable of seeing the true as the true, the false as the false, and not wait to be told like a lot of immature children.

Collected Works, Vol. X - 165

I CANNOT LEAD YOU TO TRUTH

To find out what this life is all about, to know the whole content of it and not just the superficial layers which we call living, to be aware of its joy, its extraordinary depths, its width and beauty, which includes the squalor, the misery, the strife, the degradation—to understand the significance of all that, your mind must obviously be free. If that is clearly understood, then your relationship with me, and my relationship with you, is not based on authority. I cannot lead you to truth, nor can anyone else; you have to discover it every moment of the day as you are living. It is to be found when you are walking in the street or riding in a tramcar, when you are quarreling with your wife or husband, when you are sitting alone or looking at the stars. When you know what is right meditation, then you will find out what is true; but a mind that is prepared, so-called educated, that is conditioned to believe or not to believe, that calls itself a Hindu, a Christian, a communist, a Buddhist—such a mind will never discover what is true, though it may search for a thousand years. So, the important thing is for the mind to be free. And, can the mind ever be free?

Collected Works, Vol. X - 165

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IF YOU ARE MERELY TOLD WHAT HAPPINESS IS, IS THAT HAPPINESS?

So, if we want to find out what is this extraordinary state that lies beyond the vagaries of the mind—really experience it, live with it, and know its full meaning—surely there must be freedom, and freedom implies harder work than most of us are willing to undertake. We would rather be led than discover, but one cannot be led to truth. Do please understand this very simple fact. No swami, no system of yoga, no religious organization, no doctrine or belief can lead you to the discovery of truth. Only the free mind can discover. That is obvious, is it not? You cannot discover the truth of anything by merely being told what it is because then the discovery is not yours. If you are merely told what happiness is, is that happiness?

Collected Works, Vol. X - 165

AWAKEN, SEE THE BEAUTY ALL AROUND YOU AND THE UGLINESS TOO, BECAUSE WE ARE ALL THE SAME, NO BETTER, NOR SUPERIOR THAN ANY OTHER BEING OR LIFE FORM...........

TO ALL THE LOST SOULS>>>>SO,SO MANY, WILL WE SURVIVE WHAT'S COMING OUR WAY? THE ANSWER RESIDES WITHIN YOU AND YOU ALONE...

PEACE
TARA