Aloneness….

Passage from Jiddu Krishnamurti’s “On Love and Loneliness,” pg. 48.

 

….Aloneness is not isolation.  There is aloneness only when loneliness has come to an end.  Aloneness is a state in which all influence has completely ceased, both the influence from outside, and the inner influence of memory; and only when the mind is in that state of aloneness can it know the incorruptible.  But to come to that, we must understand loneliness, this process of isolation, which is the self and its activity.  So the understanding of the self is the beginning of the cessation of isolation, and therefore of loneliness.

 

Passage from Jiddu Krishnamurti’s “On Love and Loneliness,” pg. 53.

 

….This requires, not traditional thinking, but very alert, watchful, intelligent awareness.  That intelligent, integrated state is aloneness.  When the observer is the observed, then it is the integrated state.  And in that aloneness, in that state of being completely alone, full, when the mind is not seeking anything, not groping, neither seeking reward nor avoiding punishment, when the mind is truly still, only then does that which is not measured by the mind come into being.

 

 

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