U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007)

What does a man want? The man wants to be happy without a single moment of unhappiness. He constantly seeks pleasure with no pain. That is his primary drive – constancy and invariability. This drive creates all the religious thinking – God, The Truth, The Reality. Nothing in life lasts forever, and yet we want to have anything eternal.


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

Hereinafter salvation will not come from spiritual values or the moral or the "Love your neighbor as yourself", but from the fear that our very existence is at stake.  We can not survive if the man, next to us doesn’t survive.  What will save us is the way the body works, the way animals function, rather than cooperation based on love and brotherhood. Animals do not kill their kinds in the name of any ideology or God (they kill only to survive and leave the leftover for other living beings).


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

When the body encounters a cobra, it bounces back and continues on the predetermined road.  You will never attack a cobra unreasonably.  Cooperation in this case arises out of the selfishness of mutual survival.  Like the cell in your body that can survive only if it cooperates with the neighbor cell.  Otherwise there will be no chance for survival.  This is the only way we can live together.  But that understanding must penetrate deep in your "mind", if you want to use that word.  Only then peace will rule the world!  


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

The intellect is created by the culture i.e it is acquired. The intelligence needed for survival is already available in the living organism. There is no need to learn anything further. But to survive in the world that we created, the world of ideas, you need to learn various skills. You must fight for your piece of the cake. Here is the dilemma - on the one hand the body knows anything to survive, on the other - "our" society requires us to know more and more. This contradiction becomes our neurotic. This society teaches us to seize everything. Animals only kill to survive and leave the leftover for other living beings. If people act similarly there would be no shortage. Today the planet's resources are sufficient to feed 12 billion people.


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

All human being are essentially same.  There are no any differences.  Most likely the culture is to be blamed for the differences.  Being what we are, the world cannot be any different.  As long as you strive to change yourself, you will want to change the world.


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

The problem is: Nature has created all the species on the planet. The human species is not of greater importance for the Nature. The man himself aggressively took the highest position. He believes that he is designed for a higher purpose. The value system, we've created is to be blamed. At some point in the evolutionary development of man, his desire to achieve something (the perfect man, power, pleasure, knowledge) has become necessary. And at that very moment man separated from Nature.


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

Why Nature first wants to create and afterwards - to destroy? - Because in fact nothing is ever born and nothing ever dies. What makes the interval between creation and destruction, or the time between them is the thought. In Nature there is no death or destruction. There is only a rearrangement of atoms.


U.G.Krishnamurti (1918-2007) - quote

The body wants nothing to learn or know, because it possess innate intelligence that contributes to its survival.  If the body enters the jungle, it will survive, if not – it will die.  But it will fight to the very last breath.  This is the way the human body functions.  Body atoms are grouped in a certain order, and at the time of death they re-order.  They will be used for something else. So the body has no birth and death.  The dead body is full of life.  Its decomposition gives life to other organisms. If death provides life, why you call it death?


Unknown author - wisdom

Miracle is an event described by people who have heard of it from those who have not seen it.


Visarion Belinski (1811-1848)

Of all human passions, aside from the selfishness, the strongest and the most ferocious is the love of power.   We can probably state that no other passion caused to the humanity so much suffering and blood as the love of power.


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