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7. It has also been said that the Christ works essentially through the Liberal Catholic Church and but a portion of His consciousness manifests through Krishnaji. May we have your opinion on both these points?

KRISHNAMURTI: That which is pleasant you will accept and that which is not pleasant you will reject. Truth, which is life, has nothing to do with any person, with any organization. Friend, you are playing with these things. To you they are not vital but to me they are vital. I am concerned with Truth and with the awakening of the desire in each one of you to discover that Truth. You are concerned with the consciousness of Krishnamurti. How can you tell when you know neither Krishnamurti nor the Christ? I do not know who tells you these things, but how you are all caught up in the lovely designs of words! I am not concerned with organizations. I am not concerned with societies, with religions, with dogmas, but I am concerned with life, because I am Life. You do not want life and the fulfilment of life which is the Truth, but a passing shade of comfort either in this organization or in another, and sweet words and smooth ideas are sufficient for your small understanding. So, friend, by these things you are held. Because you place organizations before life, the authority of another before life, the sayings of another before life, you are caught and strangled. I am talking about the mountain-top that knows no shade, that is never under the cloud, that is constant and eternal, and you are concerned about the valleys that lie in its shadow. If you would understand the mountain-top, you must leave your valley and not stay there and worship the mountain-top from afar.

Friend, do not concern yourself with who I am; you will never know. I do not want you to accept anything that I say. I do not want anything from any of you; I do not desire popularity; I do not want your flattery, your following. Because I am in love with life, I do not want anything. These questions are not of very great importance; what is of importance is the fact that you obey and allow your judgment to be perverted by authority. Your judgment, your mind, your affection, your life, are being perverted by things which have no value, and herein lies sorrow.

I saw in an Indian temple a family of monkeys -father, mother and child. The child clung to the mother and never let her go. And I saw on a lion farm in California a lioness with her little cub. The cub was wandering about, free from the mother. Which will you choose -to cling, as the monkey, or to be independent, as the lion? A man who wishes to be free from all limitations must put aside all crutches. If you desired to climb the heights, you would not take with you all your possessions, your dignities, your rituals, your friends. You would leave them behind and climb alone. To climb unhampered is not selfishness. Do not deceive yourself again with that idea. If you wish to climb you will be wise to climb purposefully, steadily, without the burden of complications. Truth does not depend on any person, however much you may love that person. It is beyond all persons, beyond the dreams of the gods and the dark sanctuaries of temples. I know that which I am; I know my purpose in life because I am Life itself without name, without limitation. And because I am Life I would urge you to worship that Life, not in this form that is Krishnamurti but the Life which dwells in each one of you. Put aside all the paraphernalia of beliefs, religions and ceremonies, and you will find the Truth.



Jiddu Krishnamurti, Let Understanding be the Law. The seventh International Camp of the Order of the Star.


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