Living in Self-Defence

“Why do we store up flattery and insult, hurt and affection? Without this accumulation of experiences and their responses, we are not; we are nothing if we have no name, no attachment, no belief. It is the fear of being nothing that compels us to accumulate; and it is this very fear, whether conscious or unconscious, that, in spite of our accumulative activities, brings about our disintegration and destruction. If we can be aware of the truth of this fear, then it is the truth that liberates us from it, and not our purposeful determination to be free, You are nothing. You may have your name and title, your property and bank account, you may have power and be famous; but in spite of all these safeguards, you are as nothing”

-Jiddu Krishnamurti
Commentaries on Living Series I ‘Self-Defence’


One thought on “Living in Self-Defence

  1. I just wanted to say that I really like this quote. I can definitely agree with this statement. It is our beliefs which drive us throughout life and our beliefs are made up and come from our life experiences. Great Quote

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