Series I - Chapter 42 - 'Loneliness' | J. KrishnamurtiShe had so much time on her hands, she was so bored and weary and sorrowful that she was ready to die. She had brought him up with loving care and intelligence, and he had gone to one of the best schools and to college. She had not spoiled him, though he had had everything that was necessary. She had put her faith and hope in him, and had given him all her love; for there was no one else to share it with, she and her husband having separated long ago. Her son had died through some wrong diagnosis and operation - though, she added smilingly, the doctors said that the operation was "successful.
J Krishnamurti - The Real Revolution - 5. What is love?
It is his series of discourse recorded as a book. These are some of my kindle notes: Love comes into being when the mind is naturally quiet, not made quiet, when it sees the false as false and the true as true. This process of usage, thinking, imagining, holding, enclosing, rejecting, is all smoke, and when the smoke is not, the flame of love is.
On Love and Loneliness
My other closest friend had moved to Stockholm so I wandered alone in my home village for half a year wondering how this could happened! Psychologically human brain has evolved in the sense of accumulating more knowledge and more experiences. While rejecting tradition, though we may see some of the modernist assumptions in his views. Anx instead was a phantom of distrust for anyone that came near!
Tradition in the sense of passive is in fact repetition which needs to be discouraged? So I took a pen and paper to carve down the words what I felt when I had a party with loved ones around me. Fighting an emotion only feeds it. In Indian context, caste system and patriarchy are bound by tradition. Tradition and revolution are historically constructed categories and considerable literature is available in this respect.
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Do you know what I mean by symbol. Preoccupation with its object gives continuity to thought and because of this fact the traditional mind by itself is problematic, as thought creates problems which it cannot solve. There was in that moment I lost my inner circle of friends that never wanted to have anything to do with me anymore. The state functions according to traditional norms and becomes an exploitative institution in the hands of the powerful people.
Krishnamurti contends that the individual and world problems are due to the fact that we have been living in the background of the traditional mind for millennia. Our mind which is conditioned by the past, by culture and tradition! I am all that. The individual is conditioned and controlled by authority under the znd of tradition.