Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jiddu Krishnamurti - What beauty is...

"Have you ever sat very quietly with closed eyes
and watched the movement of your own thinking?
You try this - not someday in the faraway future, but tomorrow or this afternoon.
If there are too many people in your room, if your home is crowded,
then go away by yourself, sit under a tree
or on the river bank and quietly observe how your mind works.
Don’t correct it, don’t say, “This is right, that is wrong”,
but just watch it as you would a film.
When you go to the cinema you are not taking part in the film;
the actors and actresses are taking part, but you are only watching.
In the same way, watch how your mind works.
It is really very interesting, far more interesting than any film,
because your mind is the residue of the whole world
and it contains all that human beings have experienced.
Do you understand? Your mind is humanity, and when you perceive this,
you will have immense compassion.
Out of this understanding comes great love;
and then you will know, when you see lovely things,
what beauty is."

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