J. Krishnamurti – Ojai 1973 – Public Talk 2 – The meaning of life, pleasure and fear
Is life a mere struggle within and without; laborious, painful, anxious, and then death?
What place has thought and what is the structure of thinking?
Pleasure is the continuance of an incident which is dead, past. Thought pursues that incident which becomes pleasure.
Our life is based on thought which is never new, never free, so we are slaves to the past.
How is the mind to be totally, completely free of fear, not only at the conscious level but deeply?
Thought sustains pleasure and fear.
Can thought not interfere with an incident which was a delight yesterday; just leave it?
The movement in harmony between the known and the unknown is creativity. This is the significance, the meaning of life.
Questions from the audience followed the talk.
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