By Jiddu Krishnamurti
"In this quantity, Krishnamurti takes nice care to explain this necessity of a revolution inside of our awareness the place the matter lies prior to we predict any form of progressive swap open air of ourselves. Krishnamurti posits that if the politicians and scientists desired to finish hunger on the earth it may be performed. "" it may be performed, yet they don't seem to be going to do it so long as their pondering is predicated on nationalism, on reasons in their personal own revenue. or even if this far-reaching outward swap have been caused, it sort of feels to me that the matter is way deeper.""
""The challenge isn't really in simple terms hunger, battle, the brutality of guy to guy; it's the problem in our personal recognition. essentially the matter lies within."""
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Let us take another fact, that we avoid the ugly and cling to the beautiful. Please follow me a little. We think we know beauty because we know the ugly; we know beauty as something manifest, as something expressed. I say this is a beautiful building or an ugly building, but how do I know it is ugly or beautiful? It is because of opinion, because I have been told, is it not? My mind is trained, conditioned according to tradition as to what is beautiful and what is ugly. Has beauty an opposite? Please do not try to answer, but just listen.
Have you ever observed the state of your mind when it learns? I am saying something new, something new is being said and you are learning about it. We have seen that concentration is destructive, so what is the state of the mind that is learning? It is attentive without compulsion; it is attentive without conformity, without any form of influence, without manipulation, without seeking a reward or avoiding punishment. Are you noticing your own mind? So a mind that learns is an attentive mind in which these other influences do not exist.
God knows what it means! For you are preparing an army and spending 37% of your money on it, I was told. And look what it is doing to you, not only to the poor people but right through the race. You say one thing and do quite the opposite, why? Because, you say, if we had no army Pakistan would attack, and Pakistan says the same nonsense, and so you keep up this game. Not only in India but throughout the world it is the same contradiction - that we are all kind, loving people and preparing for war!