A man who says he knows is the most destructive human being because he really does not know…..

Do you think that by listening to a talk or to a number of talks you are going to be transformed? Do you know what it means to be transformed? If you knew, then you can judge. If you knew, would you be transformed?

A man who says he knows is the most destructive human being because he really does not know. When you are conscious or aware you are transformed, you are not. We must begin from the very beginning. To think that by listening to talks this extraordinary revolution is going to take place is infantile, is it not?

Revolution requires not just an hour’s casual listening; a great deal of attention must be paid to the whole process of self-knowledge. We all want a quick remedy. Transformation is something that cannot be caught by mere listening to a few talks. If you know really how to listen, the beauty of listening, then you will see how your mind becomes astonishingly still, and in that stillness a revolution takes place, a total revolution.

~ J Krishnamurti

Thought of the Week -4th October 2021 (3)

“The quality of your life depends on the seeds you water. If you plant tomato seeds in your gardens, tomatoes will grow. Just so, if you water a seed of peace in your mind, peace will grow. When the seeds of happiness in you are watered, you will become happy. When the seed of anger in you is watered, you will become angry. The seeds that are watered frequently are those that will grow strong..”
~Thich Nhat Hanh