“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti
I’ve given a great deal of thought to the subject of forgiveness this month – while thinking about my own #1000Speak compassion post, and also while reading through the amazing posts that other writers have contributed. And so, since this is the last Tuesday of the month, I’m venturing into that territory once again with this very insightful quote from J. Krishnamurti on letting go.
Krishnamurti, who died in 1986 at 90, was a philosophical and religious speaker. Indian by birth, but adopted by Annie Besant, president of the Theosophical Society, as a child, and promoted by her as the leader of the new world order that the Theosophists has predicted would come. In 1929 he renounced that claim, and spent the next several decades traveling globally to speak about religion and philosophy, without identifying with any one religion, or ideology. I had the good fortune to hear him speak in Madras in 1984.