The End of Sorrow is the Beginning of Wisdom. (JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI)


Jiddu Krishnamurti, the philosopher, speaker and writer from Madanapalle, India, is undoubtedly famous enough for all of us. He was a philosopher indeed and not a psychologist. Still, in my opinion, he has a touch of understanding of the dimness in the soul of humans, which made him a psychist or Spiritualist, at least with his oriental blood. Although, as we can see here, Dr Jung expresses himself more compactly about this principle, I like his view of the world and the human.

Krishnamurti is all irrational, leaving solutions to quietude, i.e., to themselves as a part of Mother Nature.
Toynbee on the other hand believes in making and moulding opinions. Neither believes in the blossoming and unfolding of the individual as the experimental, doubtful and bewildering work of the living God, to whom we have to lend our eyes and ears and our discriminating mind, to which end they were incubated for millions of years and brought to light about 6000 years ago, viz. at the moment when the historical continuity of consciousness became visible through the invention of script.
~Carl Jung, Letters Vol. II, Page 596 (From Carl Jung Depth Psychology Mr. Purrington by Lewis Lafontaine

Jiddu Krishnamurti has changed his view in his life a few, or better to say, he has evolved himself, as we all are doing or must do. And I think that he understood individuality and solitude well.

Here are some quotes from him on sorrow, suffering, life and love. “The World Is You!”

There is a lot of sadness in our lives, and we don’t know how to end it. The end of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. If we do not know what grief is, if we do not understand its nature and structure, we will not know what love is.

When a man tells his wife he loves her while at the same time being ambitious, does that love have any meaning? Can an ambitious man love?
Can a competitive person love? And yet, we talk about love, tenderness, the end of the war, the moment we are competitive and ambitious, the moment we seek our own personal success, progress, etc.

All this brings sorrow. Can sadness ever end? It can come to an end when you understand yourself for who you really are. Then you understand why you have sadness, whether that sadness is self-pity or fear of not being alone or the emptiness of your life or the sadness that comes when you depend on someone else.

And all this is part of our life.

The world is you

 Lectures Bureau

12 thoughts on “The End of Sorrow is the Beginning of Wisdom. (JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI)

  1. Excellent! I’m typing and listening to Krishnamurti. What an incredibly wise person he was! It seems to me as I age, it is the ability to hold both joy and sorrow in one’s hands that is the best way to live. To live one’s life in deep truth. Love and light, Deborah.

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  2. Expansive post as always, Aladin. Grief is one of those things that I find fascinating as it comes and goes in my life, always at the predicted times, but sometimes without rhyme or reason. I love how you are always exploring these esoteric issues. ;o)

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  3. So strange and beautifully serendipitous: I discovered Mr. Krishnamurti on YouTube just this week and I was enthralled at his quiet wisdom. “If we do not know what grief is, if we do not understand its nature and structure, we will not know what love is.” He makes me feel very humble. The world is a better place for having had him in it. How many influential people can we really say that about?

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