Daily Quote     April 17th, 2014

Society is not changed by example.

Society is not changed by example. Society may reform itself, it may bring about certain changes through political or economic revolution, but only the religious man can create a fundamental transformation in society; and the religious man is not he who practices starvation as an example to impress society. The religious man is not concerned with society at all, because society is based on acquisitiveness, envy, greed, ambition, fear. That is, mere reformation of the pattern of society only alters the surface, it brings about a more respectable form of ambition. Whereas, the truly religious man is totally outside of society, because he is not ambitious, he has no envy, he is not following any ritual, dogma or belief; and it is only such a man who can fundamentally transform society, not the reformer. The man who sets out to be an example merely breeds conflict, strengthens fear, and brings about various forms of tyranny. It is very strange how we worship examples, idols. We don't want that which is pure, true in itself; we want interpreters, examples, masters, gurus, as a medium through which to attain something - which is all sheer nonsense, and is used to exploit people. If each one of us could think clearly from the very beginning, or reeducate ourselves to think clearly, then all these examples, masters, gurus, systems, would be absolutely unnecessary, which they are anyhow.

Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti The Collected Works Volume IX

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Publications

Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti

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The Nature of the Mind
Conversations with Drs. Bohm, Sheldrake & Hidley, Ojai, California, 1982.

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Learning implies a mind that doesn't know
Set of 2 MP3 CDs containing 7 Public Talks and 7 Public Dialogues from Saanen, Switzerland, 1971.

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Events

Theme Weekend
Is it possible never to be hurt?
Friday, 18th April 2014 - Sunday, 20th April 2014

Theme Weekend
Can we live without a motive?
Friday, 23rd May 2014 - Sunday, 25th May 2014

Introduction Day
Introduction to Krishnamurti
Saturday, 14th June 2014 - Saturday, 14th June 2014 at 10.30am

Theme Weekend
The roots of psychological conflict
Friday, 20th June 2014 - Sunday, 22nd June 2014

Study Retreat
To know oneself
Friday, 11th July 2014 - Wednesday, 16th July 2014