Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Your Path Can Never Be My Path

A little something from Krishnamurti:

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organised; nor should any organisation be formed to lead or coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organise a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organise it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallised; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others.

This is what everyone throughout the world is attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything for those who are weak, for those who are only 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....


claire said...

I see in the current Catholic turmoil an opportunity for our faith to ascend above the chaos and the pain felt by so many.

A priest with whom I had lunch today commented that the Devil is running the show in high places.

From where we, simple folks, stand, we can see that the emperor wears no clothes.

And the Spirit calls us to focus on what counts -- our belief in something infinitely beautiful, loving and lovable, freeing, empowering, etc etc etc

It is no longer time for weakness and discontent, but for a hope braving shadows.

Thank you for Krishnamurti. The exaltation of open spiritual spaces :-)))

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

quite profound.

Domesticated Gypsy said...

Wow. That actually took my breath away!

Lisa said...

Great quote!

Thanks for sharing it :)