Heute nur ein kleines Zitat von Krishnamurti. Es hat mich gerade sehr bewegt und ich möchte es gerne mit euch teilen.
Sir, try it.
Live for one day, one hour,
as though you were going to die,
actually going to die the next hour.
If you knew you were about to die,
what would you do?
You would gather your family together,
put your money, your property in order,
and draw up a will;
And then as death approached
you would have to understand all that you had been.
If you were merely frightened
because you were dying,
you would be dying for nothing;
But if you would not be frightened,
if you said, “I have lived a dull,
ambitious, envious, stupid life,
and now I am going to wipe all that
totally from my memory,
I am going to forget the past
and live in this hour completely.”
Sir, if you can live
one hour as completely as that,
you can live completely
for the rest of your life.
But to die is hard work –
not to die through disease and old age,
that is not hard work at all.
That is inevitable,
it is what we are going to do,
and you cushion yourself in innumerable ways.
But if you die so that
you are living fully in this hour,
you will find there is an enormous vitality,
a tremendous attention to everything,
because this is the only hour you are living.
You look at this spring of life
because you will never see it again;
you see the smile, the tears,
you feel the earth,
you feel the quality of a tree,
you feel the love that has no continuity and no object.
Then you will find that
in this total attention the me is not,
and that the mind, being empty,
can renew itself.
Then the mind is fresh, innocent,
and such a mind lives eternally beyond time.
– J. Krishnamurti
4th Talk in Bombay, India, February 20, 1957