Daily Quote     July 30th, 2014

Fear Is Nonacceptance of What Is

Fear finds various escapes. The common variety is identification, is it not?,identification with country, with society, with an idea. Haven't you noticed how you respond when you see a procession, a military procession or a religious procession, or when the country is in danger of being invaded? You then identify yourself with the country, with a being, with an ideology.There are other times when you identify yourself with your child, with your wife, with a particular form of action, or inaction. Identification is a process of self-forgetfulness.So long as I am conscious of the "me" I know there is pain, there is struggle, there is constant fear. But if I can identify myself with something greater, with something worthwhile, with beauty, with life, with truth, with belief, with knowledge, at least temporarily, there is an escape from the "me", is there not? If I talk about "my country" I forget myself temporarily, do I not? If I can say something about God, I forget myself. If I can identify myself with my family, with a group, with a particular party, with a certain ideology, then there is a temporary escape.Do we now know what fear is? Is it not the non-acceptance of what is? We must understand the word acceptance. I am not using that word as meaning the effort made to accept. There is no question of accepting when I perceive what is. When I do not see clearly what is, then I bring in the process of acceptance. Therefore, fear is the non-acceptance of what is.

Krishnamurti, J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life

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Publications

Beyond Violence

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Dialogues with 4 Students at Brockwood Park in 1985

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Ending of Time
Set of 2 MP3 CDs containing 15 dialogues between J. Krishnamurti and David Bohm in Ojai and Brockwood.

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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