The World Within: You Are the Story of Humanity
During the Second World War
(1939-1945) Krishnamurti did not speak publicly in the United States but lived
quietly in Ojai, CA. People sought him out and came to dialogue with him on
many issues of the times or their own personal dilemmas. Their problems were
universal human problems and each made true his statement “You are the world”.
As Krishnamurti unwound the tight threads of their thinking and feeling the
core or source of a concern was revealed unadorned and without blame or guilt.
recollection and documentation of these dialogues were gathered from his
notebooks and compiled in this book.
There is only reality, the supreme without a second. There is
only one humanity and one righteousness, and the way to its realization does
not lie through any other path, through any other person save through yourself.
Seek your own deliverance, and then you will deliver the world from its
confusion and conflict, its sorrow and antagonism. For you are the world, and
your problem is the world's problem. If you are clinging to your beliefs, to
your petty gods, to your nationality, to your possessions, to your leaders,
then you will create a world of confusion and conflict, of sects, of racial and
religious prejudices, of economic and ideological frontiers, ever leading to
separation, breeding ill will, multiplying catastrophes.
One has to put
aside these superficial things, these distractions, these self-deluding indulgences,
and cultivate right thinking. Right thinking comes through self-knowledge.
Self-knowledge is not based on any formula; but through constant awareness of
our thoughts and feelings, of actions and reactions, and of all the opposites
that lie within us, comes self-knowledge, from which arises right thinking,
right understanding[…] In understanding oneself, there is the comprehension of
Publisher: Krishnamurti Publications International
Author: J. Krishnamurti
242 pp - Paper