Thursday, June 29, 2017

On the investigation of pleasure............

     Pleasure is the structure of society.  From childhood until death we are secretly, cunningly or obviously pursuing pleasure.  So whatever form our pleasure is, I think we should be very clear about it because it is going to guide and shape our lives.  It is therefore important for each one of us to investigate closely, hesitantly and delicately this question of pleasure, for to find pleasure, and then nourish and sustain it, is a basic demand of life and without it existence becomes dull, stupid, lonely, and meaningless.

-Jiddu Krishnamurti, as excerpted from Freedom from the Known

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