Daily Quote     July 24th, 2014

There Is No Such Thing As Living Alone

We want to run away from our loneliness, with its panicky fears, so we depend on another, we enrich ourselves with companionship, and so on. We are the prime movers, and other become pawns in our game; and when the pawn turns and demands something in return, we are shocked and grieved. If our own fortress is strong, without a weak spot in it, this battering from the outside is of little consequence to us. The peculiar tendencies that arise with advancing age must be understood and corrected while we are still capable of detached and tolerant self-observation and study; our fears must be observed and understood now. Our energies must be directed, not merely to the understanding of the outward pressures and demands for which we are responsible, but to the comprehension of ourselves, of our loneliness, our fears, demands, and frailties.There is no such thing as living alone, for all living is relationship; but to live without direct relationship demands high intelligence, a swifter and greater awareness for self-discovery. A "lone" existence, without this keen and flowing awareness, strengthens the already dominant tendencies, thus causing unbalance, distortion. It is now that one has to become aware of the set and peculiar habits of thought-feeling which come with age, and by understanding them make away with them. Inward riches alone bring peace and joy.

Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

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Publications

The Awakening of Intelligence

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Dialogues with 5 Teachers at Brockwood Park in 1979

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Truth, actuality, and the limits of thought
Set of 2 MP3 CDs containing 12 conversations with David Bohm in Brockwood Park, Uk and Gstaad, Switzerland, 1975.

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Events

Theme Weekend
You are the world and the world is you
Friday, 15th August 2014 - Sunday, 17th August 2014

Theme Weekend
The beginning and ending of ignorance
Friday, 19th September 2014 - Sunday, 21st September 2014

Introduction Day
Introduction to Krishnamurti
Saturday, 4th October 2014 - Saturday, 4th October 2014 at 10.30am

Theme Weekend
The urgency of change
Friday, 17th October 2014 - Sunday, 19th October 2014

Study Retreat
Breaking the pattern of conditioning
Friday, 14th November 2014 - Wednesday, 19th November 2014