On Love and Loneliness

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This theme book examines a particularly important subject in Krishnamurti's teaching through excerpts from his talks and dialogues. Krishnamurti distinguishes between love and sex, pleasure, attachment and dependency. He suggests that true aloneness - to be whole - denies loneliness.

'To see the beauty of a sunset, the lovely hills, the shadows and the moonlight - how do you share it with a friend? By telling him, "Do look at that marvelous hill"? You may say it, but is that sharing? When you actually share something with another, it means you must both have the same intensity, at the same time, at the same level. Otherwise you can't share, can you? You must both have a common interest, at the same level, with the same passion - otherwise how can you share something? You can share a piece of bread - but that's not what we are talking about. To see together - which is sharing together - we must both of us see; not agree or disagree, but see together what actually is; not interpret it according to my conditioning or your conditioning, but see together what it is. And to see together one must be free to observe, one must be free to listen. That means to have no prejudice. Then only, with that quality of love, is there sharing.'

Publisher: HarperCollins

Current publication: 1993

ISBN: 978-0-06-251013-6

Pages count: 155

Format: paperback

First published: 1993