Excerpts from Jiddu Krishnamurti – New York 1928, Ojai 1936

People throughout the world are seeking comfort but not understanding, and as long as they seek comfort they will never find spiritual comfort because behind it there is no true understanding of life and for understanding of life you require harmony on out of this vast chaos which is taking place in the life of everyone and in every niche. For the establishment of harmony you require the.. .you require no bindings & limitation of life – is that not?

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I maintain that truth is a pathless land and cannot be approached by any path whatsoever by any religion, by any sect. Truth being limitless, unconditioned and unapproachable by any path whatsoever cannot be organized nor should any organization before – to lead or cause people along any particular path. First, understanding that, then you will see a whole possibilities to organize a belief. A belief being purely an individual matter. You cannot & therefore must not organize it. If you do, it becomes crystallized & dead – it becomes a creed{a brief authoritative formula of religious belief}, a sect, a religion to be imposed on others and that is what everyone around the world attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything for those who are weak, for those who are momentarily discontented . Truth cannot be brought down rather the individual must make the effort to ascend to it; you cannot bring the mountain-top to the valley if you would attain to the mountain-top you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps and unafraid of the dangerous precipices {a hazardous situation}. Organizations cannot make you free or develop the inner man. No man from outside can make you free – nor can the organized worship, nor the emulation of yourself for a cause make you free. Therefore, I’m not concerning myself with the founding of religion or new sects or the establishment of the new theories or new philosophies. I’m concerning myself with one essential thing – the true freedom of man. I would help him to break away from all limitations to free himself from religion, from the fear of salvation, from the fear of spirituality, from the fear of love, from the fear of death & from the fear of life itself. My desire is that men should be unconditionally free for I maintain that the only true spirituality is the incorrect ability of the self which is eternal. It is the harmony between reason & love that is highest reality that is life itself, true perfection and the harmony of the all has no law. This must not be translated as to mean chaos because it is the seed of everything that from which all transformation arises & on which all things depend. If you desire the harmony of the self in which is true & the poise of the self in which is true creation. You must care for the self which abides in each & be concerned only that self.

In creating the eternal poise lies the unfulfillment of truth without understanding the struggle between mind & emotion – creates fear. If you establish the harmony then worships, prayers, mediators the seeking of comfort are unnecessary. You must come to it naturally as the flower blooms of a clear morning. The mind & the heart are of the same substance & you must look to the purification of that substance & make the substance which is thought, which is love, incorruptible. The moment there is, in thought separation created by the mind – there is limitation & hence sorrow. The moment there is in love the creation of the personal likes & dislikes – there is limitation & hence sorrow. To make the mind & heart of man free from limitation, freedom, corruption is happiness, liberation and truth!