The Life And Death Of Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti on Death | The Unbounded Spirit
When you say, 'I won't think about it', you have already thought out how to avoid it. You are frightened of death because you have postponed it. We have separated living from dying, and the interval between the living and the dying is fear. That interval, that time, is created by fear.
Death & Life
Living is our daily torture, daily insult, sorrow and confusion, with occasional opening of a window over enchanted seas. That is what we call living, and we are afraid to die, which is to end this misery.
We would rather cling to the known than face the unknown - the known being our house, our furniture, our family, our character, our work, our knowledge, our fame, our loneliness, our gods - that little thing that moves around incessantly within itself with its own limited pattern of embittered existence.
We think that living is always in the present and that dying is something that awaits us at a distant time.
Jiddu Krishnamurti on Death
But we have never questioned whether this battle of everyday life is living at all. We want to know the truth about reincarnation, we want proof of the survival of the soul, we listen to the assertion of clairvoyants and to the conclusions of psychical research, but we never ask, never , how to live - to live with delight, with enchantment, with beauty every day.
We have accepted life as it is with all its agony and despair and have got used to it, and think of death as something to be carefully avoided.
But death is extraordinarily like the life we know how to live. You cannot live without dying.
You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. Amitayu Prafullit rated it it was amazing May 13, Mr Ivan E Chantler rated it really liked it May 20, Rajnish rated it it was amazing Apr 03, Bonny rated it really liked it Nov 03, Walt rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Julia Chapman rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Sumit added it Dec 03, Sukhamaya Swain added it Jan 07, Rachel Corey marked it as to-read Apr 16, Liz marked it as to-read Jan 02, Isa marked it as to-read Jul 07, Agnetta marked it as to-read Oct 23, Mohit27 marked it as to-read Feb 01, Lincoln Jaques marked it as to-read May 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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