Daily Archive for December 1st, 2009

It is by your life that you communicate profoundly, not through words.

You are caught inwardly in belief, in fear and in those hindrances that prevent the coming together of man and man.  That is, if I don’t know how to love you, how to love my neighbour, my wife, how can there be communion between us.  We need communion, not communion between systems but communion between you and me without systems, without organizations and that means we must really know how to love one another, our hearts must be opened to one another, but your hearts cannot be open if you belong to an organization, if you are bound by beliefs, if you are nationalistic, if you are a brahmin or a sudra.
So, you can spread even a tiny part of what I have been talking about, only as you live it.  It is by your life that you communicate profoundly, not through words.  Words, Sirs, to a serious, thoughtful man have very little meaning.  Terms are of very little significance when you are really seeking Truth, Truth in relationship and not an abstract Truth of valuations, of things, or of ideas.  If you want to find the truth of those things verbally, it is of little importance; but words become very important when you are not seeking Truth; then the word is the thing and then the thing catches you.  So, if you want to spread these teachings, live them, and by your life you will be spreading them, you will be communicating them, which is much more true and significant than verbal repetition, for repetition is imitation and imitation is not creativeness and you as an individual must awake to your own conditioning and thereby free yourself and hence give love to another.

J.Krishnamurti, 28 December 1947, 11th Public Talk in Madras, India