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An excerpt from the text of
The First and Last Freedom

"As long as each one of us is seeking
psychological security, the physiological
security we need—food, clothing and shelter
—is destroyed."

From the Krishnamurti
Foundation of America



An excerpt from the text of
The First and Last Freedom

"War is the spectacular and bloody projection of our everyday life, is it not?
War is merely an outward expression of our inward state, an enlargement of
our daily action. It is more spectacular, more bloody, more destructive, but it
is the collective result of our individual activities. Therefore, you and I are
responsible for war and what can we do to stop it? Obviously the ever-impending
war cannot be stopped by you and me, because it is already in movement; it is
already taking place, though at present chiefly on the psychological level. As it
is already in movement, it cannot be stopped - the issues are too many, too great,
and are already committed. But you and I, seeing that the house is on fire, can
understand the causes of that fire, can go away from it and build in a new place
with different materials that are not combustible, that will not produce other wars.
That is all that we can do. You and I can see what creates wars, and if we are
interested in stopping wars, then we can begin to transform ourselves, who are
the causes of war. [...]

"To put an end to outward war, you must begin to put an end to war
in yourself. [...]"

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Krishnamurti Foundation of Americaª.

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