‘Self-knowledge is not a thing to be bought in books, nor is it the outcome of a long painful practice and discipline, but it is awareness, from moment to moment, of every thought and feeling as it arises in relationship. Relationship is not on an abstract, ideological level but an actuality, the relationship with property, with people, and with ideas. Relationship implies existence and, as nothing can live in isolation, to be is to be related.
Our conflict is in relationship, at all the levels of our existence, and the understanding of this relationship, completely and extensively, is the only real problem that each one has. This problem cannot be postponed nor be evaded. The avoidance of it only creates further conflict and misery; the escape from it only brings about thoughtlessness, which is exploited by the crafty and the ambitious.’ Bron: Krishnamurti Foundation of America
Jiddu Krishnamurti werd ooit de vraag gesteld, of dat hij de nieuwe Christus was?
Hij antwoordde met: Als ik ‘ja’ zeg en iemand anders zegt dat ik het niet ben. Wie moet u dan geloven?