Sunday, July 9, 2017

A continuation....................

     It is one of the most difficult things in the world to look at anything simply.  Because our minds are very complex we have lost the quality of simplicity.  I don't mean simplicity in clothes or food, wearing only a loin cloth or breaking a record fasting or any of that immature nonsense the saints cultivate, but the simplicity that can look directly at things without fear - that can look at ourselves as we actually are without any distortions - to say when we lie, we lie, not cover it up or run away from it.
      Also in order to understand ourselves we need a great deal of humility.  If you start by saying, 'I know myself', you have already stopped learning about yourself. ...

-Jiddu Krishnamurti,  Freedom from the Known

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