Thoughts for election day
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind...Those quotes are by Jiddu Krishnamurti who is seen above. Below is a video of the pianist Maria João Pires talking about Krishnamurti before a 2016 Cadogan Hall concert celebrating the 30th anniversary of the death of the great thinker and teacher. Linked by the theme Silence, Music and the Arts the concert featured Aditi Mangaldas leading Indian classical dance, Nigel North playing Bach’s Suite BWV 995 for lute, and Maria João Pires playing Beethoven’s Op. 111 Sonata. The complete concert can be viewed via this link
Authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the following and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.
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