Quote 22 Jan

” Freedom is a state of mind – not freedom from something but a sense of freedom, a freedom to doubt and question everything and therefore so intense, active and vigorous that it throws away every dependence, slavery, conformity and acceptance. Such freedom implies being completely alone. But can the mind brought up in a culture so dependent on environment and its own tendencies ever find that freedom  which is complete solitude and in which there is no leadership, no tradition and no authority?

The solitude is an inward state of mind which is not dependent on any stimulus or any knowledge and is not the result of any experience and conclusion. Most of us, inwardly, are never alone. There is difference between isolation, cutting one self off, and aloneness and solitude. We all know what it is to be isolated – building a wall around oneself in order never to be hurt, never to be vulnerable, or cultivating detachment which is another form of agony, or living in some dreamy ivory tower of ideology. Aloneness is something quite different.

You are never alone beacuse you are full of all the memories, all the conditioning, all the mutterrings of yesterday, your mind is never clear of all the rubbish it has accumulated. To be alone you must die to the past. When you are alone, totally alone, not belonging to any family, any nation, any culture, any particular continent, there is that sense of being an outsider. The man who is completely alone in this way is innocent and it is innocency that frees mind from sorrow.

We carry about with us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that totally is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young – not in time or age, but young innocent , alive at whatever age- and only such a mind can see that which is truth and that which is not measurable by words.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the known

I read this today morning and wanted to share for you dear friends. I am very excited by work. But this is how have lived life, alone. I do not know if it is right or wrong. I do know it helps retain innocence and   a certain purity of thought. See the scientists and philosophers…

Innocence is wonderful . Just don’t be a bechara ( helpless). Fight and retain that grit. It’s possible to be innocent and gritty. I guess in work situations ofcourse one adheres to a role. That’s  best. But in life ” being innocent and fighting spirit may be a good man’s armour or valour.”

I saw something was scribbled on  vehicle, a sign and a declaration of ” I love you”. It was done with fingers on the  dust on the bonnet. I wonder who is that? It is parked only in two places : housing colony and near  office. May be its some child’s mischief or may be its not, what ever it is it must be Innocence 🙂

Strange coincidence had quoted Kahlil gibran on love yesterday. Never mind the master is dead right ” it is innocency that frees mind from sorrow.”

Goodnight friends. Hope you have a lovely day! Thank you!


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