one quote: no center

krisnamurtiI wanted to know what Krishnamurti meant by “a religious man.”
“What is a religious man?”
Krishnamurti changed his tone and rhythm. He spoke now calmly, with incisiveness.
“I will tell you what a religious man is. First of all, a religious man is a man who is alone — not lonely, you understand, but alone — with no theories or dogmas, no opinion, no background. He is alone and loves it — free of conditioning and alone — and enjoying it. Second, a religious man must be both man and woman — I don’t mean sexually — but he must know the dual nature of everything; a religious man must feel and be both masculine and feminine. Third,” and now his manner intensified again, “to be a religious man, one must destroy everything — destroy the
past, destroy one’s convictions, interpretations, deceptions — destroy all self-hypnosis — destroy until there is no center; you understand, no center. “

He stopped. No center?

After a silence Krishnamurti said quietly,

“Then you are a religious person. Then stillness comes. Completely still.”

Still were the immense mountains around us.
Infinitely still.

This Timeless Moment: A Personal View of Aldous Huxley – by Laura Archera Huxley

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7 thoughts on “one quote: no center

  1. The little I read about his words interested me very much as so much of it resonated with me. His birth and upbringing are interesting too; particularly in the context of the purpose of life.

    • I never read him before, but 3 people told me to do so independent from each other. So now I’m reading …. and what i read so far, made a lot of sense to my unknowing brain.

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