The True Meaning of Peace and Understanding – Krishnamurti

“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent.

Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.

So a [human being] who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he she is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”


« Lorsque vous vous dites Indien, Musulman, Chrétien, Européen ou autre chose, vous êtes violents.

Savez-vous pourquoi ? C’est parce que vous vous séparez du reste de l’humanité, et cette séparation due à vos croyances, à votre nationalité, à vos traditions, engendre la violence.

Celui qui cherche à comprendre la violence n’appartient à aucun pays, à aucune religion, à aucun parti politique, à aucun système particulier. Ce qui lui importe est la compréhension totale de l’humanité. »


― Jiddu Krishnamurti


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Nurturing the Gift of Seeking is about a spiritual "destination," a journey within, a new beginning, that eventually takes us where we are meant to arrive. Some call it Home, yet I am not sure what Home means, and where it is. Enjoy the journey, dear Ones! On this journey, what matters, first and foremost, is our seeking spirit. And the seed of perseverance--or faith, if you will. Happy journey, dear fellow Sisters and Brothers!
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3 Responses to The True Meaning of Peace and Understanding – Krishnamurti

  1. Leeby Geeby says:

    Brilliant. Love Krishnamurti’s stuff. I remember reading somewhere that he was once believed to be an incarnation of Maitreya Buddha, but there was some controversy over that and the claim was retracted. By whatever name he was one of the great enlightened figures.

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